Ben has had his quota of walks, mostly in the dry and sunny bits. I am completely up to date on the washing and ironing. I have no idea where it all comes from, perhaps I should write a laundry diary for a few weeks.
My preserves shelves are groaning with the weight although I do have some earmarked for gifts so the situation should ease.
This is going to take up my time for a few days, it is big and takes some wrangling, it will be a gift and I want to take my time. No unpicking.
I have been neglecting my Granny Squares, but this colour is now done with and I will start another tonight.
My new hat is finished and I have worn it. The yarn is Aran weight and is super cheap from Poundstretcher, £3.99 for 250gs. I can not remember why or when I bought it, certainly before I moved here.
I have become enamored of the colour combination and quite fancy knitting a cardigan or jumper. The colours are just subdued enough that they do not jump out and slap you in the face. I know that it washes well as I used the same brand to make my previous hat and it has been washed 3 times.
I managed a bit of baking this morning, it is on the other blog, just click on the link in the side bar, I have delivered the pudding to my friends, they may have eaten it already.
The sun is shining now and the sky is a bright blue but it is not as hot as yesterday, plenty good enough for an extra walk though. I will drop in and have a little time with Maggie, I am hoping that she has heard about the flat that she wants.
It's just started pouring with rain again here so I'm expecting my daughter home from school soon in need of a hot drink and towel! That quilt looks magnificent, someone is going to be very happy indeed. I love the colours in your hat too, may have to go see if I can find some xxReplyDelete
It is lovely just a big beastie, is is for "C" can not bring myself to say the word yet.Delete
You have been busy, love the colors in the hat.ReplyDelete
I love them and have ordered some to collect from Pontardawe.Delete
Love the hat and the quilt :-)ReplyDelete
Lots of colour to drive the grey away.Delete
It has been rain, rain and more rain here too lets hope for a sunnier weekend. I love the hat, the yarn is beautiful and would make a great sweater.ReplyDelete
I am hoping it will, I have ordered some yarn. The last weather forecast that I heard said that tomorrow should be a much better day, fingers crossed.Delete
We've had a day and a half of relentless rain too, Pam, though it has stopped now. Ah well, we enjoyed the sunshine last week. I'm chuffed with my shelves too - 6 lb each apple chilli jelly, damson chutney, and ordinary apple jelly, and a nice demijohn of damson and blackberry gin on the go!. I rather like the colour scheme of your hat; I've nearly finished Jim's crocheted throw, then I can start on my ripple blanet, I've suddenly had the courage to have a go with! LxxReplyDelete
I make apple chilli jelly and plum chilli jam, both are great in stir fries giving a glossy sticky finish.Delete
My crochet has slipped slightly out of focus for a few days but is back at the top of the list now.
Love the hat, the colours are great & I like the pattern, did you knit it flat & sew it up, or knit in the round? I've been knitting hats for charity & would like another pattern if you have time to share, not keen on using double end pins tho! You have been busy as ever, Vee xReplyDelete
I knitted it flat. the pattern is on the sidebar on Through the Keyhole, Jo knitted it for her daughter. I have made 1 following the pattern exactly and 3 changing the decreasing to go over 4 rows.ReplyDelete
Gosh, I can't keep up with you - you're in overdrive Pam! I am crafting every spare moment (not that there are enough of them yet!) and enjoying the teddy knitting and the crochet cushion cover, though that is rather slow going.ReplyDelete
LOVE your quilts. I must get you over to help me where I am stuck with the ones I started making for my girls last year . . .
I have christened the big quilt "Paddy McGinty's Goat" It takes so much shoving, pulling and pushing. Always happy to come over and sew, much better than housework. I just realised that I made too many lilac granny squares, my starter for the next project.Delete
What a fabulous quilt that is! I hope that the rain will lay off for a few days now! xxReplyDelete
You are always so busy and so cheerful. It makes me happy to read your blog. Thanks Pam!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous quilt and lovely hat, Pam, I simply don't know how you fit everything into your day!ReplyDelete
I wish it would be a horrific rainy day here BC when the sun is out and shining I always feel a bit guilty about sitting indoors knitting!!!ReplyDelete