I grab a ball of wool from my stash on board and it is just perfect to reflect the land and seascape before me. A ball of Rowan Felted Tweed; the flecks of blue and white blending with the soft muddy browns and greys. I Cast on...
I decide to knit the yarn into a hat (pattern from memory) and enjoy the easy knitting of the afternoon on board.
At home in the garden I am inspired by the colourful summer flowers and spend many hours working under the light shade of my gazebo. I have my spinning wheel outside to make some yarn and I use my drum carder to prepare some more fleece to spin.
BUT I didn't realise just how hot it was getting in the garden and the following day when I came to take the drum carder out into the garden again to get some more fibres ready I noticed that the drive belt had broken!! It is rubber and must have got too hot in the sun, expanded and then shrunk and snapped overnight.
Took a week to get a replacement, now I'm more careful of the conditions outdoors!
Nevertheless I do enjoy being outside working with my wools.