Hellooooo, it's me!I am returned from the land of soggy tissues,vapour rub and bottles of medication that taste disgusting and (I suspect) do no good at all.
My sore throat turned into a rip roaring cold that departed as quickly as it arrived, thankfully.
I went out into the world today, just as far as the Post Office in my village store. It was an essential trip so that I could get the bags sent off, 1 each to Australia, Canada and the US and 3 to the UK.
I enjoyed parcelling them up and setting them off on their journeys, almost as much as I enjoy getting that rapataptap on the door from my Postie when I get a parcel. Happy post is always a treat.
I managed to do a little knitting yesterday and some more this morning, not on the lace work chart my brain didn't feel ready. I have made a start on the Flax Sweater from Tin Can Knits using Aran weight yarn. It is for the SO and when there is enough to see I will take a photo.
He chose the yarn, a 70/30% blend of acrylic and wool from King Cole in the Skye colour, a lightish navy with multicoloured neps. it is working up a treat and I will be ready to pick up the sleeve stitches by the middle of next week I think.
If I like the finished product as much as I like the WIP I will be casting on one for myself, possibly in 4 ply, and another for Francesca in Aran weight for her Birthday Bag.
The SO would like to try loom knitting, so I have just ordered a wooden loom and a book for him, there is a plethora of sock weight yarn for him to use. Part of me almost hopes that he doesn't take to it so I get a new toy to play with, we shall see.
I planted my seed potatoes today, I just grow first earlies in bags and tubs although when I shop next I may look for a small pack of a main crop variety to fill a small corner.
The fruit trees are looking good all bar the cherry which looks dead, I will be checking it out later. If it is gone I will have it out and replaced with something else soon.
The washing has been blowing in the air for long enough, I am off to haul it in and think about a little ironing.