Blocking on a yoga mat and towels on the bathroom floor, too long to get it all in shot.
On my ever ready model, this is the perfect size for Fran.
It has a wingspan of 64" and is 14" deep at the middle. I was going to put a lace border on but it would have been too deep then for Francesca, she does not have a long neck.
The other 2 are sweaters, a lace patterned v neck in gold Stylecraft special dk and my "Weasley" in bronze/copper Marble Glamour chunky.
The first pair of dk boot socks are done and delivered, I still have Fran,s second Unicorn sock to cast on.
High on my "to do" list is the Debut shawl by Katiuscia Baystak, a free pattern on Ravelry, to knit for myself in both dk and 4 ply. It is an asymmetrical shawl in 3 colours knitted from side to side,so no loooong rows. The pattern is for worstead weight but I will figure out needle size and stitch count for the different yarns.
Yesterday was a mixed bag for weather, sunny to start the day off, turning overcast and then fine rain later. This morning is greyish but dry and although not as warm as yesterday it is not cold, no heating on here.
Dinner last night was based around jacket potatoes, I part cooked them in the ding oven then finished off in the big oven with a tray of cherry tomatoes, a bargain 30p from M&S in Neath,and another of mushrooms bought for pennies a few weeks ago and sliced and frozen. Doused in olive oil and fig balsamic with salt and pepper before cooking they were a feast tipped over a baked Nadine potato.
Did I mention the steak unearthed from the bowels of the freezer? No, that is because it was almost a garnish to the veggies and really only cooked as it had been lurking for far too long.
There should have been left overs but we were hungry and they were lush.
Today I am doing stir fry with Edamame beans, this seems to have become my Go To meal for Sunday. It is simple and quick to cook, minimal washing up and doesn't leave me feeling stuffed to bursting point. It also has the bonus of using up lots of veg from the week before, no soft bits of peppers and celery in my salad drawer.
I need to make time this week to go through my plant pots and seed trays, there are far too many and they are taking over. I have thinned the planters out and there will be a stack of those going as well.
I am doing the same declutter in the garden as the house and even at this early stage it feels good.
A small pile of things for the CS is gathering in the dining room and I hope to add to that before it goes. I am getting into the "less is more" frame of mind comfortably, ( Just don't mention Yarn).
It is time for me to get off my btm and do something constructive, I have a stack of magazines to go through and decide whether to keep or take to knit and natter, and a shelf of books that needs sorting as well.