Friday, 6 July 2018

(Almost) too hot to knit ..

Only a little knitting progress here over the last few days due to some really hot weather 
(although, thankfully it does seem that it may finally be subsiding next week ... 
meaning knitting productivity can then resume in full flow again ... fingers crossed ;-)

While waiting for temperatures to drop a little it's been a good opportunity to 
begin some major tidying and reorganisation of my work space ...

... and this time I'm determined to keep it this way ... although more shelves may be needed 
if only for an ever growing collection of 'The Knitter' magazine ... so many ... 
but I like to browse through them in quiet moments and so they are all staying with me...

He seems happy in his new place ...

Tiny buttons and sewing needles are now in mini cases and jars ...

Vintage beehive wool holders have a new home too
... and all the drawers are slowly being reorganised ...

... Baking with Ashley ...
(a really lovely carrot cake recipe which we often make from 'The Primrose Bakery Book')
... highly recommended by everyone here ...
Choosing paint for our living room ... never an easy decision, is it?

... Candle making ...

Herbs suddenly springing to life on our kitchen window sill
... and they've grown so much more than this in the last few days...
a happy surprise after quietly sleeping for so long!


... writing and photographing the new pattern ...
it's well on the way now 

If you live in our corner
 I hope you're managing to keep cool in such very hot weather 
It definitely slows down my knitting progress
(and I must admit to being a bit of an autumnal soul myself ;-) )

... spending lots of time in my favourite place by 
beautiful Lake Windermere...

Time to go

x Back soon x


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  1. I so enjoyed seeing your organized and pretty studio space. I could only dream of being organized.. lol. I'd love to see the paint colors you're trying out. And the candle-making.. how neat! I've rolled many a beeswax sheet into candles, love them. Enjoy your warm weather.. it is so fleeting and your Autumn is just around the corner. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    1. Thank you Teresa...I'll certainly let you know which paint colours I choose ;-) I don't think I'll ever enjoy temperatures of 30 degrees and over but thankfully they are rare in our corner! Hope you have a lovely weekend πŸ’—πŸ’•

  2. Almost too hot to knit....but not quite!! :)
    So many lovely things.... good luck with the painting, I need to do my living room too, I love it when its done, just wish I could wave a magic wand as I don't like the doing and upheaval.
    V x

    1. It would be great to have a magic wand Vivienne or be able to click my fingers... but onward and forwards πŸ˜‰... Happy weekend to you! πŸ’—πŸ’•

  3. Lovely blog. Very hot here in NH. 7 days of well over 90. But it broke today and so nice out. Now I feel energized to knit more. Beautiful picture of the lake.

    1. Happy knitting and thank you πŸ’—πŸ’•... I'm planning to fight the heat and attempt a few rows this afternoon πŸ˜‚ xx

  4. I can't help being drawn to some magazines either :) Pinterest is good, but magazines are a totally different experience xo

    1. So many lovely patterns to keep and techniques in The Knitter... and love a browse around Pinterest too..especially more recently πŸ’—πŸ’•

  5. Darling Susan, hello! You are having such a heat spell! The United States is also under a heat warning, but where I live in the upper midwest, we have been spared too much of the heat. I hope you get a break enough to get back to your mastery of knitting; your photos as well as just stunning, and I've always appreciated your keen eye and skill to make magic not only with yarn, but with the camera!

    Wishing you a cooler and pleasant rest of the summer!

    1. Lovely Anita thank you... wishing you the best weekend πŸ’—πŸ’•

  6. Hi Susan I enjoyed your blog as always. Im only seeing it now I must be slippingπŸ˜‚I look forward to your next project.😁 I've been busy sewing tearoom dolls together and another Romeo bear. I have to agree with you on the weather front not so easy to work in. Enjoy Lake Windemere. Yake care my friend hope to hear from you again soon.❤

    1. Thank you Elizabeth...I hope you're well and enjoying your knitting... wishing you a lovely new week! πŸ˜˜πŸ’• P.S looking forward to those lower temperatures πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ˜‚ xx


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