Even better there is now space to lay out blocks to get a better idea of how they look. No more thundering up and down the stairs, with Herbie in hot pursuit, to lay them on Fran,s bed.
I got a second pair of Coral socks out of the ball simply by adding solid pink cuffs, toes and heels. These are another gift struck off the list.
The first pair.
A pair of mittens, to match the last hat that I knitted for Fran. have been made. Such a quick make, just 2 evenings, I aim to make a cowl as well but that will go into the Christmas box.
A little more work has been done on the scrappy quilt blocks.
I have lots of strips ready for the next few rounds. Some have been created by sewing shorter strips together, this will only add to the overall look.
Some of these fabrics are familiar to me, some are very new but all fill me with joy.
I have decided where this quilt will be going, I hope to get it done and in the post in a couple of weeks.
Herbie had his stitches out, such a relief for both of us. he has been very good at ignoring them, much too good as he has had to be watched like a hawk at all times. He came outside with me a week ago, to play while I pegged out, I looked up to see him jumping up to catch a branch of one of the apple trees. I had visions of ripped stitches and lots of complications.
This has been a theme during the past 2 weeks, he still wants to leap and jump, run up and down the stairs and play leapfrog round the garden pots.
It is no wonder that my hair is just about pure white now. That is not a whinge, I love my hair, in fact I am hoping that the last few strands either fall out or turn white soon, very soon.
I was not happy that all the sites I found to donate my hair will not take it. apparently more than around 10% grey is not wanted. I would have thought that older women would want a realistic hair colour, I certainly would not want the very blonde hair of my youth. My skin tones would make it look brassy now. Hey Ho, I will continue to let it grow through the winter and then think again when the warm weather comes back.
I made pizza for dinner last night, the dough was wonderful. I used the recipe from Jenny Can Cook on you tube. So easy, no kneading no work. She made hers in what looked like a frying pan, I used a half standard rectangle tin. I did heat a cookie sheet in the oven so the tin went on to a very hot surface. Result, a lovely crisp bottom.
We don't like soggy bottoms in this house.
Now I have a cuppa to enjoy and then a Herbie who needs a good walk.