I just saw the overnight forecast
Great googlie mooglies - it's going to get down to 4 degreesC [ ETA: yup it got down to 3.5C and was 4 when I had breakfast ]
and yes,yes,yes, before any of you that are currently living the snow bound life on the other side of the planet chip in, yes, I know that probably doesn't strike you as particularly cold
but just bear in mind that less than 2 weeks ago we were still getting temps around 38C / 100F every day.
So it's all about being acclimated.
Which we are not
and of course there is the problem of whether the recently hypothermic Ms Rosie will cope with a cold snap [ she has a very sparse, short coat and currently no body fat reserves ]
When she was ill and not moving much, I could keep her goat coat on her but now - well can you say 'lost cause'?
on the plus side there has been about an inch of rain over the last three days.
and now with no hope of a halfway decent segue, we have an official FO and an almost FO
Rainbow Hat was started yesterday to use up some leftover Moda Vera Susan [!!!] that was going to be a beret for friend Robyn a couple of winters ago until I saw something else that I thought would work better ... and for the life of me I can't remember what I did with the rest of it but I must've done something because it wasn't a full ball...
anyway because it has mohair in the mix which none of us will wear - which is odd when you remember that I snuggle up to goats on a regular basis - the yarn has just sat in the stash, so now it's a happy little hat and will go to the first person who needs it. It may get donated but really, I just love the idea of carrying hat or booties or whathaveyou in the bottom of my bag and gifting them to the first babe I see with bare feet or head.
4.5mm circs and dpns
size - probably about 6months
and I just realised that you hadn't seen a progress shot of the Surplice Baby Jacket since just after I started itand it's been at this stage for a couple of weeks now.
Baby-that-it's-for is overdue and once he/she arrives, I'll pick up the live stitches at the sleeves and knit contrast cuffs in either hot pink or bright aqua, and then finish with matching buttons.
I've also finished a pair of hot pink booties but forgot to take a pic so you'll get them tomorrow maybe. They are the same Saartje's Booties that I've made about a dozen pair of, so you probably don't need photos... and I've just found out that it's pronounced 'Sarkyie' which is nothing LIKE how I was saying it in my head.