you could be forgiven for thinking that it might be cooler down here by this time of the year, but no, summer likes to make us suffer as much as possible. there is some evidence of change, a slight drop in temperature so that i need a cardigan today (the mountain view of course) and leaves starting to turn yellow:
and the blooming of some stunning roses in my garden:
other evidence is the appearance of my favourite apples, the spicy, sharp, white fleshed bonza:
they come at the very beginning of the apple season and only last a short time, and they dont put them in cold storage because they dont cope, so you know they are fresh. they are probably my favourite kind of fruit (the only other fruit i actually like being pineapple and bananas). and arent they a beautiful red?
speaking of red, the wearing of the cardigan has prompted thoughts of a revamp of the winter wardrobe. i am a ‘winter’ person both colour wise and by nature, so i tend to wear mostly black, although i do look good in blue. but really, red is my favourite colour, and i have this amazing pair of red shoes that i intend to wear quite a lot this season. yesterday i wore them with a dress and tights and the mountain view cardigan. this long layered look works quite well with the unintended length of the MV, so i have decided to try and include some winter items that will work in that way. for example, today i am wearing a long black singlet dress over jeans, and the MV of course, and the top has a splash of red japanese type patterning along the bottom, which looks great with the shoes. i have seen the PYTs around uni today eyeing the shoes (and someone should tell those girls that Tights Are Not Pants).
but i digress. given that i really cant wear a whole red outfit, i have decided to make red my accessory colour. this works out kind of well because im already knitting two red accessories (convenient, no?). of course, there is the beautiful light cashmere of the ‘lily of the valley’ scarf:
and the darker red of the icarus shawl:
and then there is something undecided, to be made with this:
2 skeins of the marvellous malabrigo silky wool in ravelry red, a gift from bells. i think i want this to be a long, fairly plain but slightly open, functional scarf, and have been contemplating the ‘lace ribbon scarf‘. im not sure if thats too zigazaggy, maybe i want something with a more circular pattern. im thinking i would like to knit this over the knitting camp weekend (i wish knitting camp was EVERY weekend), so something not requiring a chart would be good.
i welcome your suggestions!