It has been the usual crazy around these parts but with a few extra bits thrown in like rain for instance (yes, it does rain in Dubai!). And not just any old rain, lightning and thunder came along too! This of course meant that drivers on the road got a bit crazy because those who were born and grew up here and have never been any place where rain is a staple don’t know how to drive in wet, slightly slippery, sometimes flooded streets! Fun times.
The sun took a vacation for the past week and I think only came back today. Looks a little sluggish I think but I’m sure he’ll get back into the swing of things. This of course meant that for the past week or so it has been really cold, like 6 degrees in the early morning and late evening cold. I know that’s nothing to brag about when you get -10C in places up north, but this is Dubai, folks. We break out the woolly wardrobe once the sun starts setting at 5pm.
The ancient Greek philosopher Plato said that necessity is the mother of invention. Never more true than in my case. My hands are cold when we leave in the morning and when I go home at night. So I grabbed some leftover yarn, in this case the Artyarns Supermerino from my husband’s Thujas, and whipped myself up a pair of Toasties.
I love these things! Not only do they knit fast, but they are really warm. One of the best lessons I learned in this wee project is how to avoid holes when doing the thumb. One near-disaster was running out of the Supermerino. I rummaged through the stash to find a suitable yarn and was thinking about using something funky like the dyed pink wool from Isabelle’s Toasties when I found my leftover Crystal Palace Fjord in Vine Green. Whee! The gauge is about half a stitch off but the colour is perfect so I don’t mind.
And now for photos other than my knitting. I love how the waterfall in this shot sort of gets frozen into this kind of fuzzy wall. Used Tv setting on this. The kids added a nice foreground.
I love this shot of the marina because of the lights reflecting on the water.
The whole world will be watching closely for the next four years and I am sure I will be right there alongside everyone else in hoping he will succeed in every way.