Life seems to have gone all hectic. I think its mostly just because three of the five of us have been unwell. I had a free afternoon in Edinburgh yesterday, which happens only 2 or 3 times a year, but I blew it. I ended up sitting on the floor in John Lewis to avoid fainting. After that somewhat embarrassing experience shopping lost its appeal and I came home!
I’ve been working on some ideas and I’m generally pretty happy with the results but I just can’t get oven gloves to work. My plan was to start with a little range, in four or five designs, of tea cosies, pot stands/mats and oven gloves. I’ve got far too many ideas swirling around my chaotic mind but I thought these would be a good starting point.
I decided to go with gauntlet style oven gloves because I think they look better – well, other people’s do but mine certainly don’t. I’ll need to have another go and tweak the shape as they seemed to end up huge around the hand and narrow around the arm despite looking the opposite before being sewn up. But.. its got me wondering whether they were a good idea in the first place? I wonder what kind of gloves other people use? I quite like using double ended ones but I’d love some thoughts on your preferences. I also don’t like mine to be too stiff/well padded but is this just a peculiarity specific to me?
Hopefully I’ll get back into the swing of things next week and we’ll all be well again. Angus is on antibiotics for a chest infection and, thankfully, is improving rapidly. I really need to clear this horrible cold so I can do some more training for the Mighty Deerstalker – otherwise it’ll be a Mighty Disaster!