This week, I’ve got a new project on the needles. I managed to finish Cloud Chaser (finally!) (pictures coming soon), and the baby leggings are getting done on an on-again, off-again basis.
Squinting in the bright sunlight these past few days, I’ve realized that I’m bound to give myself premature wrinkles if I don’t invest in a proper hat and pair of sunglasses. These light blue/grey eyes don’t do well in sunlight, or even glare to be honest.
But frugality means that I’m looking for a way of creating a hat at no cost to my purse strings. What to do then? Try my hand at knitting a sun hat.
The pattern, which can be found here for everyone, or here for Ravelers, is from KnitPicks. It’s fairly basic, and I’m knitting it with leftover merino that I have from my HBC cardigan. I even have the called-for notions (millinery wire, elastic) hanging around somewhere here. Hopefully, this will be a quick project and be completed in a day or so (which will inevitably see the weather become overcast and grey no doubt).
I’m still reading Dusty Answer by Rosamond Lehmann, which is somewhat strange but very lovely. I can’t remember the date of publication, but I’m almost certain it was published before Virginia Woolf’s The Waves, and it’s very similar.
This is a photograph of Lehmann taken in England. Isn’t she glamourous? Must point out that she has a lovely woven sun hat. I don’t know if she had blue eyes too, but clearly she knew what was what when it came to wrinkle protection.
Have a great Wednesday and I’ll see you tomorrow for a special edition of History of Domestic Science – Bridal Edition. Stop by for a little delve into the world of cold creams and trousseaux – so excited!