I've been out and about today - the weather has been far too nice to stay at home.
Walked to Starbucks in Hove to drink coffee and do a little gentle knitting with friends - the sky really was that summery shade of blue!
That was June; suddenly it's August. Much of the summer this year has been too darned hot for comfort as far as I'm concerned. I spent a fair amount of it skulking in front of an electric fan with my Kindle in hand re-reading books ranging from the Harry Potter series to Melvyn Bragg's biography of Richard Burton.
Knitting-wise; there have been pairs of plain vanilla socks (far too boring to blog about) and several shawls. Output much as usual then.
One for me - Heavy Weather, a lovely shawl pattern by Goddess Knits called Einin, worked in Wollmeise Lace in dark-grey-almost-black. Renee's patterns are a delight to knit - good instructions and large, clear charts.
Meanwhile, Flossie's as disinterested as usual. Must be time for another snooze...
Still trying to decide on a new blog theme - this one's the best so far although I'm not sure if the grey stripes make an attractive background or they're just plain boring....
First, the sunshine.
Now, the organisation. Four capacious drawers of glorious organisation. Be still, my beating heart!
All I need now is the box of suspension files that's on its way...
A lot of crochet and knitting, mainly for presents so unbloggable at the moment. Projects on the needles include a Nuvem (Rav link) which is about half done; it's growing very slowly now with umpteen stitches to a round. I haven't counted the stitches because the enormous number would seriously put me off doing any more and I don't want it to lurk unfinished...
The weather has been fairly unspeakable until a couple of days ago when the big yellow thing in the sky appeared for more than a couple of minutes at a time and the wind changed to a gentle breeze. In spite of the lousy weather, my balcony pots are looking lovely - mainly pansies and violas in white, lilac, purple and yellow.
I've finally got rid of the pigeons - 30 quid's worth of bird spikes has done the trick and I can now enjoy sitting outside in peace without pigeon crap everywhere. My balcony does have a certain Alcatraz feel to it though...
It's really windy here (Met Office has overnight severe weather warnings of heavy rain and gales for the south coast). One of the downsides of living in a block of flats when it's windy is hearing garden furniture shuffling up and down on other people's balconies. Bring your furniture inside for the winter, people!
The wind's really getting going outside; I can hear it whacking through the plants on my balcony. The sea's a mucky beige colour and that means horrible weather. Grump.
On a more cheerful note, I bought a pretty mug for £1 while I was shopping in Tesco this morning (it's not really wonky - that's my rubbish photo).
The weather's pretty rubbish today; not particularly cold but horribly windy. I can hear the wind whistling outside my windows and plants on the balcony are getting a serious battering. I don't mind cold weather, rain or even snow but I absolutely hate windy weather and you get an awful lot of it down here on the south coast. Grumble.
So I think it's a day at home for me today. I'm waiting for the next installment of Huldran due out later this afternoon and listening to this which is slightly disappointing and has the distinct whiff of a potboiler.
Overall cloudy and grey today; I hate it. I don't mind cold weather but this dark, gloomy stuff I can do without. There was a brief lifting of cloud earlier but I don't think the brightness is going to last.
That's the £7.30 I won on last night's EuroMillions Lottery draw. Anything is better than nothing, I suppose, but a few extra noughts in there would have been rather good.
There's a lovely sky this morning and the sun is shining. I'm out later to meet friends here (great coffee) and hope the weather holds.
The cold season is officially here; Fearsome Miss Flossie is roasting her bottom in the warmest place she can find.
Frost and bright sunshine over Christmas has turned into fog and nasty damp greyness. I've been skulking at home to avoid the weather; reading, knitting and listening to music is much more appealing than going outside. Hope it cheers up tomorrow...
This made me laugh, particularly the photo caption.