The last couple of days have been so lovely weather-wise. We've spent almost every waking moment outside and it's been hard to get Toby to come in from the trampoline even after darkness has descended. He's also discovered how fun it is to go hunting for frogs after dark and we've left an old tray filled with water out for them which they seem to really enjoy and it makes them gather in one place so Toby can try to touch them (gently with supervision) and laugh with glee when they hop off. There was also some hedgehog poo in the frogs bath this morning so the night-time visitors to our garden are enjoying a little paddle too!
After the children had gone to school this morning I settled down in the garden for some breakfast (I never seem to have time for mine until they've left the house). As I was sitting there munching my granola and yoghurt I was looking over the veg beds and admiring my new watering can which I treated myself to this week and I pondered that it could benefit from a little yarn-bombing. Which is why it now has a crochet handle, why I am even more pleased with it and why H thinks I have way too much time on my hands.
This afternoon, inbetween a bit of weeding and lots of pegging out washing, I've been knitting up a pair of mittens in lovely wood and water tones.
Unusually for me I'm using double points and am actually liking them for a change. Perhaps it just took finding the right needles to cure me of my aversion to knitting in the round (these are Karbonz from Knitpro and they're lovely to work with). The pattern is a free one from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas and I'm making it in Hazel Knits Artisan sock and Madeline Tosh sock (both from Meadow Yarn). It seems to have become a habit for me to make mittens on the hottest days of the year, perhaps they'll have a bit of extra warmth in them come winter-time.
Well, I'm off to peg out a bit more washing and sit for a few quiet minutes before the children bring chaos back to my little corner of the world. Have a good weekend x
PS: happy Independence Day to all my friends in the USA x