I am still dithering about my photo's. I am concerned about doing something wrong and losing them forever. I will gird up my loins, put my big girl knickers on and try a bit later.
It is still very early, I did a great deal of rushing around yesterday and fell into bed at 9:30 last night, I do not remember turning the light off. I do not mind as I can play catch up with some blog reading.
I did cast on the right front of the waistcoat and am on my way to completion, I also made good progress on the new jumper. I am loving the rich colour and plan on making my next socks in a very close shade. A West Yorkshire Spinners yarn in Nutmeg for the rib, heels and toes, the rest of the socks will be in Pheasant. I bought enough of the Nutmeg to make a Featherweight cardigan, I have seen this knitted up in a multitude of colours and yarns over the last few months.
You remember that I made a list of things to do this month, well on the clearing out front I have surpassed myself. 4 large bags of bed linen, fleece blankets and clothing have gone and 2 more are ready to go later this morning.
I have taken a large bag of books to Knit and Natter and plan on thinning out some more.
I had planned some clothes making but upon reflection I have put that on hold. I have enough clothes, more than enough really. I plan on slowly replacing some of my wardrobe over the next 12 months. To satisfy my "making" desires I will be knitting, crocheting and sewing for gifts. I have steadily built up a supply of materials and am ready for a very crafty winter.
I also have a very early Christmas gift coming soon, I am going to take part in the blanket CAL on Crafternoon treats, the kit is quite pricey so I was planning on using as much stash yarn as possible, using up oddments of yarn and making a scrappy version. But the kit was offered to me and a refusal was not allowed, so I accepted gracefully and gratefully.
I am still slowly working through the freezers, it will be at least another four weeks before I need to start a list for restocking. The plan is to have a wider range of home cooked ready meals stashed away. I am certain that I will be happy to have a "cook up week" at some point.
There is still a lot of colour in the garden, I have cut the spent flower stems off the perennials and hope for a late show albeit of smaller blooms. The Penstemons are looking very promising, the roses and fuchsias are still going strong and show no signs of slowing down.
I have collected good supply of plastic drink bottles and plan on installing a load of slug traps, I am not looking forward to emptying the contents but needs must. I do not like using pellets in large quantities (if at all) but we are over run with the slimy blighters.
It is 5:30 and I think that a cuppa is warranted, I have some gingerbread green tea that is lush. So I am off to get the kettle on.