paintbox dk cotton
It’s still decidely tropical here in Kent in the UK – I think we are entering the fourth week of our heatwave now. Everyone seems to be suffering in one way or the other. Personally, I am not sleeping well (too hot and sticky) and most of the day I feel quite lethargic (overtired, still hot and sticky). I am struggling to craft much – so my creative ‘me’ time has been mostly absent and I have little to show off here. My New Year plans were to finish more of my knitting WIPs and to use up more of my stash. Very slow knitting progress this month. I have a cotton WIP top to finish, hoping to be able to wear it this summer. The pattern was free from Tahki Stacy Charles but I am using Paintbox DK cotton from Loveknitting.com and it will be mostly spearmint green with a little white in the edging. You may think the pattern has been scrumpled a bit! This piece of knitting too – luckily it’s rather forgiving! Hubby thinks I will look like a Pacer sweet packet – does anyone remember those from the 70’s/80’s? They were minty treats, now discontinued, made by the makers of Opal Fruits (now called Starburst).
I love a bit of warmth but I prefer it when I am on holiday. With that in my thoughts, perhaps it’s why I recently chose a tropical theme for my hallway decorating. This was done during the first two weeks of the heatwave.
Hopefully the next post will have more creative news. Meanwhile I shall enjoy my green day.