There it is, my lovely view of the mountain, still there is some Autumn colour in the foreground. Even swathed in grey I still find it uplifting.
It was quite early when Ben took me for a walk, he did lead the way and it was a good one, when I had fed him I was yearning for marmalade. I did not want to fill up with carbs so had half the tub of yogurt with a teaspoon of my marmalade stirred through, oh it was good. Cheered me up no end, followed by a brew which I am enjoying as I type.
This is my first try at a knitting pin roll, I ran it up from a couple of scraps. I should have changed the bobbin colour but could not be bothered as it was just a trial run.
I do like the little clowns though so I may just keep this one. I left 2 large sections at the ends as I fancy trying out some tee shirt strip knitting and will need some huge pins.
Later on I am going to try these recipes from Simple Living, I am off to see Maggie tomorrow and will take some with me.
I do have lots of colour in my life and Ben enjoys it as much as I do. He does like his crochet cushion, and does not mind the patchwork ones either.
Do not forget my giveaway, I hope to get some Alpaca wool at the weekend to make myself a cat, I can not decide which one I like the best.
Just a reminder that this book is up for grabs.
Dinner will be a fridge bottom stir fry featuring a small lonely chicken breast, 2 Cumberland sausages and a small chunk of Chorizo along with celery, peppers, garlic, onion and root ginger. I will add a good slug of soy sauce, some chicken stock and enough crab apple and chilli jelly to make a sticky sauce, this will go with noodles and serve 2 comfortably. Easy peasy, no shopping required and 15 minutes at most.
I decided to post early today as I want to have a good session with the Ripple Blanket. I would really like it finished by the end of the week, it is doable as I only have 30 bands of ripples left to make, 60 rows will not take very long.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. My happy sofa full of colour.
2. Ben snuggled down on His cushion.
3. An easy but tasty dinner planned.
4. Some yummy baking later, and a friend to share it with.
5. The view of "my" mountain as I ripple away.
My needs are simple, my wants are few, there are many things that I would quite like but none that eat away at my mind. I see people scurrying through the shops, frantically looking for stuff to buy. I wonder who needs so much, I overheard a Mum and Daughter the last time that I went shopping, daughter wanted a new coat but could not make her mind up between 3. Mum suggested that she buy 2 of them and then Mum would buy the other so daughter could borrow it.
I have to add that daughter was wearing what looked like a brand new wool coat and Mum had on a beautiful full length Camel coat.
I do have 2 good winter coats, plus 1 for dog walking and my Dryzabone, guess which gets the most use.
I will not be buying another for some considerable time, I do not dress for fashion but for the weather.
I do have lots of shoes, as I have said before, my feet are rather huge, (9) and I buy from Hotter, sale price and 3 for 2 when ever I can. If I do not see another good offer for a few years it will not matter. I look after them, I try to rotate them and not wear any pair 2 days running. They get cleaned and polished and heeled and soled if and when needed. My black ankle boots are well over 12 years old and still going strong. ( I did cross my fingers while typing that)
I am ready now to get hooking, on second thoughts I better make another brew first.
Enjoy your day wherever you are.