I have got a bit out of pattern with my posts but I had a few things to share that you might like so here it is.
On Monday I was still trying to be careful and recover from being unwell but it was such a lovely day that I thought a walk round The Common broken by a bit of crochet was just what the doctor ordered!
I didn’t take my camera as I thought that I would then concentrate on taking photographs and this might be stressful as I strove to make them the best I could.
However I did have my phone with me and couldn’t resist recording my time in the middle of my walk while working on my blanket.
This is a really relaxing project. This pattern of all my Granny Ripples seems the easiest to make without mistake or to notice such soon after. When I made the earlier one, I don’t know if it was using the black that was hard to see but I felt all the time that I was making the stitches too firmly and so the blanket had less give than normal, though it seems to have recovered now.
I walked to the highest point of my decided route round The Common and since all the nearby seats were occupied I chose a suitable spot under a tree and sat down.
I worked on my crochet enjoying the sunshine.
Ahead of me was the boating lake. and on the left there was a view toward The Avenue. You can’t see the road but it is the other side of the distant trees.
Above me the tree branches stretched, as yet leaf free. Eventually I was becoming a bit uncomfortable, so I decided to stop where I had got to and continue my walk. Continuing down the nearby path, I just had to take a photograph of the water coming from under the bridge where I used to play ‘Pooh Sticks’ with my children. Just to complete this post I have two other things to share.
I don’t often get to interact with people who buy my patterns but when I do I always like to see what they make.
Here is a couple of makes from someone who bought my Celtic Knot Coaster ebook. (Of course I asked her permission to share.)
An original Celtic Coaster and the Triquetra Coaster Neither of them colour choices that I would have been likely to make but looking so good.
And just to finish
This past weekend I got it into my head that I would like to have a proper roast for a change instead of just having an imitation roast from a chop or chicken piece.
So I bought a chicken and decided that I would go to the extra trouble of stuffing. Now normally I buy a small loaf of white bread for the stuffing but ever since I heard about the “Chorley-Wood Process” and learnt about all the things that are added to commercial bread dough to make it quicker and easier to produce, I have been more and more reluctant to buy shop bread.
Since I have discovered how easy it is to make a small loaf with my Food Processor, I decided to make two loaves that Friday. One white and one half-and-half spelt flour (Half-and-half because I had white and wholemeal and it seemed the best way to use it.)
So here they are. The spelt loaf on the left and the white one on the right. I thought they looked good just like shop loaves!
I cut both crusts off the white bread to help it dry out a bit and be ready to make stuffing. and one crust off the spelt loaf. And, yes, they tasted good too.