My goodness me, what a storm we had here across London and the South East last night! Did you all get woken up too?
I certainly did, at about 4am, by the huge claps of thunder and flashes of lightning. I've really never heard anything like it before! If I hadn't been so sleepy and droopy from the sticky humidity we have here at the moment I might have had the presence of mind to get my camera and try and capture the fork lightning.
Well, I don't know about you, but I didn't manage to get back to sleep after the storm passed over us last night, so was up bright and early for work at 6am.
This was the sky as I headed out this morning - very dark and glowery!
On my usual walk from King's Cross to the office this morning, I cut through one of London's numerous garden squares, and saw these lovely blooms, still with drops of rain from the last shower (which I did also get caught in!).
These are soooo beautiful and I just love the pinks - the paler pink at the edges of the petals in the flowers above, the darker sort of hot pink at the centre of the flower, and the gorgeous hot pink of this rose below:
Another thing I am a bit in love with at the moment is candle light. I go through phases with candles - I do love them, but tend to forget to light them, especially in summer when it's so light in the evening.
However, I had a reason to light candles on Sunday night. Over the weekend, I bought two little yoghurt pots, both packaged in little glass containers, with plasticy lids. I confess, I bought them thinking "hmmmm, I'm sure there is some use for those cute little glass jars..."
So on Sunday night, having eaten both yoghurts, I got out my craft wire, stash of buttons and scissors and made these:
Very simple and quick to make, I just threaded buttons along the wire, quite close together, until I had enough buttons to go around the circumference of the top of each jar. I then wrapped the excess wire around the jar top, winding it up and down around the buttons to hold the whole thing in place. I think I would like to try this again with brightly coloured buttons!
In knitting news: I am sooo close now to finishing off the Kim Hargreaves linen top I have been working on. But somehow, in this sticky heat, I just can't work up the enthusiasm to work the final few inches of the second sleeve! Ugh, well soon I will finish it. At the moment all I seem to want to do is sit and work on my granny stripe blanket - its easy and my heat addled brain does not have to think about it!
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