If this goes according to plan, I’ll achieve a January post before it’s too late. Notoriously a dreary month, nevertheless it’s been a busy one with a big birthday (DH), a visit from a very dear family member (BiL) who we don’t see nearly often enough, some excellent meals out and precious Wednesday evenings with great pals (M&M).
The allotment is resting, apart from the relentless tulips which made their debut appearance in December – I can’t believe it. They may be in for a shock if the “Siberian Beast” strikes as predicted and temperatures plummet. I can hardly wait – not. I sowed sweetpeas on 4 January and almost all in the first two trays have germinated. The others will appear next week as they were started later. And today the rhubarb forcer was positioned. I can’t wait for those lovely sweet juicy sticks and looking back to this makes my mouth water. We went out last night and had a beautiful meal, rounded off with “New Season Rhubarb Crumble”. I swear I could have eaten a bucketful. Served with the most delicious custard. The man can cook!
On Phoenix Knitting I’ve joined in the “project a month” which forced me to finish and photograph these.
The mittens are Cloisonee by the Yarn Harlot. Such an easy knit, but I think very effective. My hands are really small and the Aran weight called for in the pattern wasn’t going to work. I used DK and 4.5mm needles and just knit exactly to pattern. Perfect fit for me.
The scarf should be a cowl, and will become such if I can find a yard or so of that yarn. This will be the proverbial needle in haystack. It’s still a pretty good scarf though, but I’ll be really pleased if I can stitch it up. I’ve started doing this with scarves, knitted or bought, and delight in the lack of flying tails. Very neat and tidy, they lie beautifully under a jacket and no worries about where to stuff the excess. Warmer too.
I really hope I can find that wee scrap of yarn …