Bits and bobs

The last few weeks seem to have passed in a haze of routine and nothing out of the ordinary. Weekends have been filled with working in my local pub, running and relaxing with friends in the sunshine. The long, warm sunny evenings really have been wonderful and are very conducive to not doing much at all but enjoying them. It feels a little like filling up the sunshine tank in preparation for the cooler and darker days later in the year.

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The pub garden catches the sun of an evening so is a delightful spot to relax and unwind. As I collect countless glasses the smell of lavender wafts around reminding me of warm summer holidays in France.

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The weekdays have passed with dog agility, running, guitar lessons and guitar practice so there has been little time for anything else, not even much crafty stuff. Although there have been some snatched moments in dappled sunshine when I have kicked off my shoes and relaxed for a few stolen moments. (Well I say relaxing but unpicking Fyberspates Faery Wings has produced some surprisingly colourful language!!)

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My hairy hound has struggled to stay cool in all this gorgeous sunshine so has taken to resting under the redcurrant bush in the shade :-)

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I suspect a haircut might be in the offing for the hairy hound in an effort to keep him cooler. I don’t think he will like that much!

Fingers crossed the warm weather continues :-)

Blaze of glory

So, my love affair with colour continues with the sneaky purchase of more gorgeous yarn! I have been lusting after this wool for at least a year but have been keeping myself in check. But having finished my hitchhiker I decided that I needed a little treat to brighten up my week :-)

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To be honest it is a strange thing as I would never have said that a mix of oranges, pinks and purples would ever have appealed but somehow the vibrancy just takes my breath away.

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It also reminds me of these totally gorgeous sunsets so maybe that is the link.

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Sunset 8th Dec

I haven’t decided what to make with it yet but I am leaning towards either another Hitchhiker (ravelry link) or a Baktus (ravelry link). There are some wonderful examples of both these scarves in this yarn so it is going to be a tough choice.

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And this is the out-take where the flash came on and a small spotty nose appeared in the top left corner!

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I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I am off to Paignton to run the half marathon. Fingers crossed that it stays fine :-)