Oh my giddy aunt it's HOT!
Sweltering hot. And the storms! I seem to have woken up to lightning more times than not in the last week.
Being a pale-skinned northerner, I am suffering somewhat. The regular slathering-on of factor 50 means that I have trouble gripping my gin and tonic in my suncreamed hands and if I walk anywhere, I have to flit, ninja-like, from one shady patch to another. Is it any wonder I am in denial? The only suitable place for me to be from now until circa mid-September is in a giant freezer, so this last week I've been indulging in a spot of out-of-season snowboarding at the Snozone in Milton Keynes. I had this last week off and can wholly recommend first thing Monday morning for a quiet zoom down near-deserted pistes with no lift queues. Oh, and an ambient temperature of -5. Hurrah!
My crochet is also in firm denial. Normally at this time of the year I am making small things: baubles, appliques, cards, things that you can make in a jiffy between scoffing ice lollies. Not this year.
If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know I've become a tad obsessed with the v-stitch (check out Le Monde de Sucrette's vintage blanket!). Consequently, the only thing coming off my hook at the moment is snoods. I made one for me...
...and liked it so much, I decided to add a couple to the shop...
...because that's just what people are shopping for in 30 degree heat: snoods!