Rock on

After a week or more (I have lost track of time) of intensive heat, hosepipe bans and the threat of a shortage of vegetables. I thought I wouldn’t be able to enjoy wearing my knitwear for a couple more weeks as the forecast is grim (hot, hot, hot) for those of us who prefer cooler weather with the odd day of rain thrown in

Coastal butterflies

Sleeveless dresses, sunhat, sunglasses and don't forget the suncream. Is this Northern Ireland, were we love to talk about the weather, normally cold but refreshing with day after day of rain, after all this is why we have so much green. Are we the only two who long for those days when we can listen to the blackbird singing after a shower and smell the freshness around us after a summer of rain.

I have some fun to share today especially as it is Father's Day and my friends will know how much dad means to me and how much fun and supportive he is to me. My knitting friends will know dad as my knitwear photographer and the fun we have when we go out

I didn’t think I would be typing a blog after a week that it has been too warm to wear any of my knitwear. I can now understand how my friends feel who love knitting but live in temperatures like we have experienced or even hotter for more than a week.

A little bit of a mix on my blog today, nature, a sleeping photographer and an update of my knitted thistles have been my source of inspiration to share with you today. Formal gardens, neatly trimmed lawns, box hedges, keep on the path can sometimes halt our steps and take away the beauty in simplicity that some see as unwanted yet I see their beauty.

When I reflect on my love of hand knitting I realise that the twist of stitches pulls me into a vortex of vanishing hours, carefree. After the complexities of Geiger, I found the simplicity of a pullover from Brooklyn Tweed's archives