Spring has arrived in South-East Queensland. Today the temperature is in the early 30 degrees Celsius and there is not a cloud in the sky.
There are also bush fires – a sure sign of the hot Queensland weather to come.
I have been busy – not only with design and knitting but life too.
Jackson and Manaia, our 10 and 8-year-old grandsons stayed for a weekend in August. They have started Little Athletics and we watched them last Friday for three hours as they did track and field. Repeat performance this coming Friday.
I have been practising my rusty sewing skills as well – sewing their numbers onto their athletic uniforms.
We have also had Fred, the maltese-cross of close friends Hilton and Tracey while they enjoyed a break in Bali.
Not to be outdone, I have had a skin cancer cut out near my eye. Impressed that it needed 10 stitches and even more impressed with the black eye that resulted from it.
I am thoroughly enjoying textured knitting which is featured in my new design. The knitting is almost complete, but it will not be available via Ravelry until next month. In the meantime, the header photo is a snippet of what it looks like.
Before this design is released the last of the Rose Collection, (Redland Rose and Irish Rose) need to be released. For all sorts of reasons, I am behind in releasing them, but I promise both will be published in September.
I have added another stitch pattern to the textured stitches in the Stitch Library. This one is call Diamond Textured Stitch and is an 18-stitch pattern which is simple and looks amazing.
Finally, I received in the mail a couple of weeks ago more wonderful yarn from Touch Yarn (NZ) and am excited with the designs I have in mind.
Wherever you are in this crazy world of ours, I do hope you are happy, content and enjoying your knitting.