So anyone in Australia knows how freaking hot it is at the moment.
This is how we attempted to cool our little 1950's, non-airconditioned flat the last few days - wet towels in breezeways with pedestal fans. It works for a short while.
For those of you visiting with me here at kgirlknits from overseas, I won't bore you with the details, but if you're interested you can read about it here. It's ridonkulous, to say the least.
Instead, I want to share with you what's been occupying my thoughts this last week.
I'm so excited by this project - it's a mystery KAL which has been done before of course, but this time there's another twist. Each clue release gives 2 options. You choose your path, with 32 possible outcomes!
As a kid who loved the Choose your Own Adventure books of the 80's, this was one I couldn't pass up. Is anyone else participating? Who else remembers those books?!
I knew I wanted a solid colour for this shawl, but sadly I had nothing in the required weight and yardage. So very sad ;)
So after a long, LONG search online and in person, I settled on Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 4ply in the Fuschia colourway. It fit the budget, was in stock, and the idea was that by ordering locally it would get here quickly.
Still waiting, and now I'm desperately trying to avoid spoilers on Ravelry! I want to know as little about this pattern as possible, and truly leave the outcome to chance, just like in the books.
So that's my week, really. Extreme weather and a nostalgic collision of present and past.
Until next week - stay cool, guys xx (or warm, if the polar vortex is affecting your world)