It has been stinking hot here for the last week, so not really the best weather for knitting. But I still managed to achieve a little bit.
I felt like a little fun knitting and I just love making tea cosies. So spent a quiet afternoon watching Little House on the Prairie and knitting up this cosy. I am really hoping to make an owl cosy next.
Next project in the works comes from the wonderful Arne and Carlos - just love these guys!
This is a fantastic book - love all the projects. And that gorgeous afghan is my motivation to set aside a few hours a week this year to teach myself crochet - finally!
But for now, I am knitting a mat for my teapot.
There are a few different flowers in the book using this method, including a chair pad made by joining a few of the flowers together. My wooden computer chair is not very comfortable and definitely needs one!
For reading, I have just started Hannah and Emil.
The Amazon blurb says:
An inspiring novel of great courage and enduring love set against a backdrop of the turmoil and devastation of World War II.
I am only part through chapter two but it is wonderful so far. I like the use of the reminiscing technique whereby the author started with Hannah's granddaughter sorting through some of her grandmother's possessions and then going back to when Hannah was a child.
I liked this post from The Wayward Knitter on feeding your stash. I totally agree, yarn on sale doesn't count, ever!
I look forward to the knitting that is taking place in the northern hemisphere, in front of your cosy wood fires!