Well the past couple of weeks of 'busy' must have taken their toll, as for the past two nights, I have not knitted or crocheted......hubby was about to get the thermometer out. Waking up this morning was a bit like hitting the wall I reckon, and I'm afraid I've whined more than once today!
The picture above is a quick start on Ten Stitch Twist, unfortunately not in the Noro suggested, but in King Cole Riot, first time I've used it, and so far pretty impressed.
Disappointingly that's really it for YOP work this week, but I have still been busy. A couple of weeks ago I borrowed a book from the library with lots of patterns for knitted and crocheted flowers, I can't say I've found the patterns very easy to follow, as the terms are slightly different to those I am used to, but let's say it has been a challenge!
(rose, scabious, daisy, dianthus, pansy)
We have been treated to a couple of days of sunshine, and definitely not taking it for granted with the recent unseasonal weather, we had a family BBQ yesterday. It was relaxed and fun with great food and even better company. I baked a cheesecake, a bakewell tart, a summer pudding and a batch of malteser squares which all seemed to go down well.
By request of Ruth, here are three of the puds, the summer pudding stayed in its bowl for transporting and once up-ended, was quickly consumed...yom, yom, yom!
This afternoon I got my way and we walked in the big woods.
There was some whining (not from me for a change!) and tired small people were bribed with the promise of homemade strawberry milkshake.
It is always so satisfying to get out in the woods on a warm day, even though we were all tired, it felt good when we were among the trees. Both dogs are now snoring and I won't be far behind them.
Looking forward to catching up with all you fellow YOP-ers. Thanks for all your lovely comments last week. Hope you all have another good crafting week.x