Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Monday, May 29, 2023
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
I'll add labels when the bottles are cold. As usual, I used River Cottage's recipe. It looks a bit dark because I had to use brown vinegar rather than white, but I don't suppose that will affect the taste.
Monday, May 22, 2023
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Monday, May 15, 2023
Of course I couldn't wait to see how it knits up:
Aha, looks pretty much how I intended! I pondered which sort of heel to knit and decided that an afterthought heel would disturb the stripe pattern least.
The line of green stitches is holding the place for the heel that I'll knit after the rest of the sock is done.
I've done a couple of small cross stitch projects recently. I made a bookmark for the little fellow who comes to me for sewing lessons, but forgot to take a photo of it. And I made this card for a christening, with Grace Tan's tatted cross inside the card. It's nice to be able to make a personalised gift for any occasion!
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Monday, May 8, 2023
Thursday, May 4, 2023
I spin a bit of pink wool, then a bit of purple, followed by blue. I have read about spinners who measure how much of each colour they use, but that's not my style. I just grab a bit of each colour in turn. I hope to end up with stripy socks, but I'm not too worried if the stripes vary a bit.
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
My stocks of bath puppets have gradually dwindled, so I'm making some more in preparation for a market on Saturday. Actually, it's been useful having a stock of puppets on hand. I could resupply the gift shop and give gifts without putting in any effort! It's easier to make two puppets at a time, I've discovered, it means fewer changes of thread, and some parts can be cut out simultaneously.
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
I rinsed the wool and put it out to dry:
It'll soon be ready to spin. Oh, before I forget, the hat pattern is Fishtail Hat Pattern from Knitamaniacs.
Monday, May 1, 2023