Well the hat is finished in time for me to wrap it up. First hat done in the ’round’ by me, not too bad I suppose. Love the wool, it reminds me of the North Yorkshire Moors all covered in heather.
It will be very good friend’s husband’s 50th birthday later this month. Couldn’t let the milestone go without some form recognition. So just for a ‘larrrrrrrrrrrrrf’ as Sean would put it, I am knitting him a beanie for the chilly morning walks with Rufus, their wonderful lab.
One day later………
Today we have been continuing the pace of sorting things for the cycle ride that my husband and daughter are about to undertake.
But you see, once you get started on twitter and blogs, the time just whizzes by and before you know it, it is nearly sleep time. ZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz
Must get up earlier tomorrow and make hay while the sun shines.
Ravelry is a brilliant site for us knitters to publish our finished projects.
You can also search for patterns for everything you could possibly want to knit, some are free.
It has a forum section where you can ask for help, should it be needed and swap ideas with like minded people.
To take a look tap in http://www.ravelry.com and you can find me under jaspersmum.
Be warned, I have spent many an hour trawling through patterns and looking at wonderful projects.
Managed to bake some flapjack for the cyclists of the latest ‘Holock’ event.
My family find any excuse for me to get baking these flapjacks. I use a basic recipe and then add a mixture from the following; pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sultanas, raisins, apricots, walnuts, pecan nuts, hazelnuts, coconut.
I wrap them in clingfilm into individual portions, so they can easily be stored in the back pocket of their cycling jerseys without breaking up.
Marmalade made from Mamade is another firm family favourite and I have made a supply of that for the trip. Morning toast is not quite the same without it.