I’m knitting a scarf. Yes, a thick wool one. To wear around my neck in WINTER. Now people in Ozland, especially Melbourne, would roll their eyes and think I’m totally losing my marbles. And they’d be right too, considering we just had 3 days in a row of 43-degree heat!!! As in Celcius. As in scorchingly, stinkingly, scaldingly hot. As in much, much hotter than Vietnam. Imagine that! It’s been feeling rather like living permanently in a fan-forced oven. Now I know how those poor turkeys must feel. Today it dropped all the way down to, wait till you hear it, 27 degrees! Absolutely fuh-reeeee-zing! Time to get out my winter coats!
Anyway, back to my scarf. Why the hell, you may ask? Well that’s what’s called “planning ahead”, people. In previous years I’d only begin working on one when the temperature started to drop below 18 degrees. Which resulted in a finished scarf somewhere around end of spring! So let’s hope I’ll have this one all nice and done by autumn. (I said “hope”.) Also, I was told to think cool thoughts. So have been daydreaming about skiing a lot lately.
Before TM went back to VN for Tet, Mum requested all the knitting stuff to be sent over. She sounded like she was scheming something. So cute. I went through my craft box in the garage — a gigantic one in addition to another (not much smaller) box in the spare room. Found a scarf half done that I didn’t remember starting on. So I took it apart and began cooking up another right now. A super long, skinny one.
You guys know I’m a bit of a crafty-thumb. Got it from Mum. Although while Mum can knit the most complicated jumpers, all I can do is scarves — straight forward knit & purl stitches. That’s it! Pretty lousy, even if I have to say so myself.
Oh, and that just reminded me, two of the ex-boys (ahem) had a scarf each, painstakingly knitted by yours truly. I wonder if they still keep those, or have chucked them out long ago. Wondering if I could get them back if they no longer want them. Fair enough, isn’t it? Or would that be rather awkward?
Oh well, anyhow. Will post up a photo of the thing in progress.
Stay cool, peeps!
(Tune of the day: The New Girl in Town ~ Hairspray soundtrack)
Love those dresses! Don’t you?