Sunday 11 July 2010

Lazy Hazy Days

This week it has been baking hot - as high as 38C (101F) - and I am loving it, unlike my friend Mimi. Although I'd rather die by freezing, since one falls asleep and knows nothing about it, I luxuriate in these hot summer days when others wilt and stay indoors. There are those who say I have lizard blood in my veins, but I am no Diana, chief malefactor from ''V''. It is simply that in winter I find it impossible to wear as many layers of clothing as I need in order to stay warm and yet remain mobile. DH is of the opinion that I should just sew buttons onto a duvet and be done with it.

So in the garden, as a result of the weather, we have:

Baby runner beans and nascent cherry tomatoes, which the children are checking every day for any signs of color change and edibility.

And on our back wall, the jasmine is simply festooned with highly fragrant blossom which we can smell most strongly in the evenings, even when we are indoors.

The heat hasn't stopped me knitting, but it has slowed me down ...this week I completed another lacy scarf in Wendy Allegra (35% alpaca, and very, very soft) in the colorway Isabella. I found the stitch pattern in the Harmony guide as Knotted Openwork, but in Vol.II of Barbara Walker's Treasury as Star Stitch. No matter it's name, it is an easily memorized, quick lacy stitch which gives a very light and airy effect.


  1. It's still dull here. Still not breezy enough to wear a scarf, mind!

  2. We've had gales and torrential rain - but today it's NICE!!!!

    Might even hang out a washing!

    Ali x

  3. I'm glad you're enjoying the heat. Here in SF we've been overcast and in the 60s and 70sF for the last week or so. In answer to your question, I don't have any garden, being an apartment dweller. My flower pics come from various places around The City.


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