Monday 4 March 2019

Smug and Foolhardy.

At the same time?
Oh yes indeedy.
I have been through the house and almost all of the Monday jobs have been completed. Smug doesn't begin to cover it.

I have washing pegged out. Foolhardy in the extreme. Because we have had fog, bright sun, howling wind and heavy horizontal rain this morning.
Most of that was within an hour.

However the sun is so bright that I have had to close the curtain to be able to see the screen. I am NOT complaining.Not at all.

I will soon be changing yarn colour to knit the cuff, and then the afterthought heel on this pair of WYS socks.

This yarn was in my haul from YarnnYarn and when I watched Angela.s new podcast episode this morning discovered that she is knitting the same colourway. I count myself in good company. Smug again.

Then before starting the cleaning routine this morning I prepped dinner. The joint of Pork has had the skin scored and rubbed with salt. The roast veg are done and safely in a roasting bag ready for the oven.

 Cabbage has been shredded so there is very little left to do but bung it in the oven. I was going to make apple sauce but the SO asked for red onion chutney. My mouth watered instantly so very shortly I will be peeling and slicing red onions. It will be a simple version made with cider vinegar so we can use it straight away. I will tuck some away for another day though.
Smug? You bet I am.

It is so warm here that the back door is wide open, as are most of the windows, and I am drinking squash as I could not face hot tea!
Me, the original teapot emptier.
Wonders will never cease.

I think that I will have my lunch now and then clear the decks before finishing my jobs.

I have a feeling that I would like to finish those socks by tomorrow evening if possible. Something to do with the fact that after watching Angela this morning I bought and printed off the pattern for Paris in Berlin cowl from Joji Locatelli. I was looking for something pretty but practical to add to the gift knitting list and this is perfect.
it takes one skein of 4 ply yarn, and I have several of those in the stash.

Seeing Angela wearing her version showed me that it is much more wearable than a shawl, and using possibly half the yarn, for Francesca and L, and me, must not forget myself.
I will keep you posted as to my progress.

Now I am going to gather some lunch and then get back to work.

                             TTFN                                 Pam


  1. I have sat this morning and almost completed another pair of socks for tom. I notice thought that your socks are knitted toe up, I've not tried this, do you have the link for the pattern, I would love to give these a try.
    That chutney has got me salivating, lol


    1. I just watched a few tutorials and made it up as I went along. I do have a book of toe up two at a time but have never used it. Ellie of Crafthouse Magic has a tutorial on her podcast and I think that Very Pink Knits has at least one.

  2. You were busy today. Me, well it is almost 7 am and I have done nothing but play on the computer. However, I will be off soon and getting things done.

    I love the sock colourway.

    God bless.

    1. I have had my lunch and am about to get that chutney/relish/marmalade on. I had a quick look at some recipes but have decided to make it up as I go and use what I have. One recipe called for a bottle of wine and most of a bottle of port, a bit over the top for a simple roast dinner.

  3. Heavy rain here today, good for the garden, but grandson Will not happy, he loves to play in the garden. Having a quiet time whist he has his nap.

    1. We had lots of horizontal rain this morning, along with bright sunshine. Luckily the sun won the day and much washing was dried on the line.

  4. Your dinner sounds beautiful Pam.

    1. I am looking forward to it, the kitchen is beginning to smell tasty tasty, very very tasty.

  5. Just got back from a walk along the pier. Its now time to get back into the kitchen to make a chicken pie for dinner.

    1. I like a chicken pie, of any persuasion, but my absolute favourite has leeks and just a little ham or bacon. Yummy.


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