You may not have realized it, but what your Saturday night really needs more than anything is a giraffe in a scarf. Actually, a giraffe in two scarves.
I know, I know, never photograph by artificial light. So sue me.
Actually, please don’t. This snap won’t win any photographic awards, but it does show off the scarves I crocheted for the Toddler Twinnage. They’re loosely based on this pattern, which I confess that I chose for its simplicity and speed. Yes, I should’ve lovingly knitted intricate stranded colourwork in baby cashmerino for my precious darlings, but they’re toddlers for heaven’s sake – these scarves are going to take a lot of abuse, and I don’t fancy the blood pressure implications of watching cashmerino fairisle being doused in mud and wound round a tree, OK? The colourful yarn is Vanna’s Choice, and the grey is some of the remaining Hayfield Bonus Aran Tweed from my knit-and-crochet bag design. The Toddler Twinnage love ’em, which is why I haven’t been able to photograph them until after dark.
And boy does the Toddler Twinnage need scarves in this cold! Whilst I steadfastly maintain my position of active sulking regarding the non-appearance of proper snow, we did at last have a little flurry whilst I was sitting in ward-round at the hospital where I work. Just to make sure that I looked like a complete idiot in the car park that evening, I scraped up a handful from the roof of my car and sat in the driver’s seat photographing it, just to prove that I have touched snow once within the space of two years. (Yes, citizens of the Arctic, feel free to laugh at me.) Meanwhile, in order to defeat the cold of our ice-has-been-seen-on-the-inside-of-the-windows home, the Stoic Spouse has been aggressively cooking from a book of sauces so extreme that each one takes a full two days to prepare. Here he is, studying the book, part-way through his sauce-marathon:-
My solution to the cold is somewhat simpler:- Finally, I should mention the Yarnstories hat and gloves. They’re done! But I need some daylight to do them justice in a photograph, OK? Stay warm, people.