Hi guys :)
Today i am joining in with the Yarn Along :) (slightly late lol)
I am declaring myself a genius!
for weeks i have been trying to knit socks on 9in circulars, and i couldn't get it right. I cast on from the cuff and it was always too loose, so, i pondered for a while, threw it at the wall. And then suddenly it hit me (the idea, not the yarn bouncing off the wall :D )
Crochet the toe! I can't get my head around DPN's, they are far too complicated for me and so is the magic loop method, so this way is perfect! I can get a nice neat toe and can try it on as i go to get the length right, so off i went, and then threaded it through the needle and just went on knitting! So far it is working perfectly!
I am currently re-reading The Perfect Match, by Katie Fforde, now i absolutely adore this author, I have all of her books but the very latest one: A Vintage Wedding, but i am still looking in charity shops, so finger crossed :)
Her books are a perfect escapist read, and always involve the main character having such interesting jobs, such as a potter, auctioneers porter, virtual assistant, chef on a pair of hotel boats, etc They always make me desperate to go out and try them!
On an even happier note, i have new plants! I got chatting to a gardener last week before our knit and natter group nd he said he had plenty spare, so here they are! :) Woohoo!
There are Leeks, rosemary, sage lots of lettuce and salad leaves, kale, asparagus kale, sprouts etc so plenty to choose from :) (and hopefully not kill!) I've noticed a few leaves have fallen prey to slugs, does any one know what to do with them? Do i just lop the eaten ones off?
I've started to cobble together a couple of beds to pop them in, they don't look great but they shall do for now :)
Notice the courgettes in the foreground, looking great and still growing well :)
I've also discovered a marvelous thing called cold porcelain clay, which isn't actually porcelain but gives a great effect , So to start with i made a soap dish :)
Would anyone like the recipe? You can find one version here :)
What have you been up to this week? :)