Just simple vanilla but the SO loves this pattern. In fact he loves them a bit too much, I had just finished darning the toe ends in when he came down. In a flash they were off my lap and on his feet. I still had the cast on ends to darn in but he would have kept them on had I not put my foot down with a firm hand.
Honestly he is worse than a child in a sweet shop, he has well over 30 pairs but each finished pair is treated just as the first was.
I have had a brilliant day, the dogs were walked in sunshine and we met Jess, Will and his Mum and Ivy. They were just returning home from their walk and I was on my second one with Rufus. Ivy was wearing her bright jumper, it is not really in her colours but she still looks adorable.
Then on my return I got a load of washing pegged out and just about dried before the rain came in.
I have dinner for us and my neighbour, Rufus's owner, ready to pop into the oven.
Pasta and veg in a cheese sauce, there is a little topping if gratin under that grated cheddar, it was left over and I thought "oh well, in for a penny..." and threw it on the tops.
There are 2 of Nigel's Black Banana cakes in the oven now, one will be shared with the same neighbour and one will go to Knit and Natter on Tuesday. It will be my first visit in 3 weeks as I have been busy the past 2, there will be lots of catching up to do.
I am so glad that The Flying Geese fabric shop will be open as I need some dark green fabric for quilt binding. They had to close for a week due to building works spreading dust everywhere.
I have a tray of conkers (Horse Chestnuts) drying out ready for the windowsills. I find that they are a good spider deterrent although they don't work for lots of folk.
I have another pair of socks cast on for TV knitting, and hospital waiting time on Wednesday. (this is for when I take my neighbour in for check ups on his leg.)
I have a jumper to finish the neck for Ivy and a cardigan on the go for her as well. I am being very self indulgent with my crafting time right now.
There will be a batch or 2 of Haw jelly this week and another of the Christmas jelly, that should just about fill the last inch of shelf space.
The cakes are smelling gorgeous and I will have to work hard not to cut one till it is cold. I feel that a cuppa is in order so I will see you all anon.