Sunday, 13 April 2008

Food and flowers (and knitting of course)

Life rarely seems to fit into neat categories to make a themed post about, so here's another mixture of bits and pieces that have been going on lately. Jeanie is coming along well, I'm nearly ready to start the third and final ball. It's long enough for Dilly to sit on one end while I'm working on the other end now.

We had a lovely trip to Twist yesterday for knitting group. There weren't many of us so we sat upstairs around the table in the shop. I started off well, and only bought some felting needles and the new Vogue Knitting. Then I went for another fatal wander and tripped over a box full of lovely colourful skeins of hand dyed yarn from a local Wensleydale flock. They were packaged up with a little instruction card for a shawl, and a nice pin. Local produce and yarn all in one? Yes please!

The two skeins are a little different, so after the first few rows I decided to alternate 2 rows of one then 2 rows of the other to mix them in. Going well (and quickly) so far, although it's a bit squashed because I'm trying to keep 187 st on a normal needle.

The green at the bottom of my road is looking spectacular at the moment, as is a lot of Dundee, because all the daffodils are out in force. They're looking the wrong way to see their faces and the view of the Tay all in the same shot, but who can blame them for wanting to face south?

Here's some Soad Bread I've just made, using the Town Bakery recipe. Super quick.

And finally for today, look what we've got in the office! It's great! Bea was missing proper coffee so she bought an electric moka...


Di said...

The old shawl and the new shawl are both looking great!! I finished my putter cover this morning - white and black on the outside but red and black on the inside!

The daffodils all over Dundee are really looking beautiful - sure brighten up a run!!

See you for knitting on Wednesday!

Manoute said...

You have broken the rule you had just set up in your previous post ;0)
The new shawl looks really nice too!
See you on Wednesday.

theysaywordscanbleed said...

aww, the sight over at Dundee is breathtaking. They're so pretty to look at.

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Lindsey said...

The new yarn is lovely colours, and it's knitting up nicely.