And then....it got hot. Real hot. Again. It's been 30+ degrees here in Melbourne everyday since the 1st of March, and I'm pretty sure that today has hit 38. Apparently this month has been "record breaking"- not a record that I'm too excited about! And certainly not my idea of autumn. No. This is not the kind of weather that makes one want to sip hot chocolates, watch the footy, wear hand knitted scarf’s and hats and one's favourite tights. I am sooooo looking forward to all these things, and even though I know the cool change will eventually come, I am getting a little impatient, Mother Nature, if you haven’t already noticed!!!!
To convince myself that it really is autumn and that all will be well, I have been crocheting up a storm. There is something very comforting and cozy about getting the kids to bed, and then snuggling up on the couch with your beloved, having a cup of tea, popping on a DVD (or watching Midsomer Murder's on the ABC if you're like us!) and getting the wool and crochet hook out. Even if you need to use your ancient old airconditioner to create the autumnal and cozy illusion.
I have been playing around with double crochet (previously only knowing how to do a chain and treble stitch) and these two little wrist bands are the result.
I'm still going hard on my granny squares, hoping to put them together into a huge crocheted blanket...(anyone out there happen to know how many granny squares I’ll need to make a queen size blanket!?)
And here are the little circles I shared with you a few weeks back. Some of my lovely readers suggested I turn them into a garland, so that's exactly what I've done. Currently it's decorating the piano in our downstairs/communal part of the community house we live in.
By the way, don't you just love the beautiful Cross on our piano painted by Australian Indigenous artist, Safina Fergi (Country: Mabuiag Island, Torres Strait and Wuthathi Country, Queensland.) You can learn a bit more about Safina and enjoy more of her beautiful art at her website.
Here's to a cool change SOON!