I’m crocheting an avocado. Say no more – it deserves a post of its own, and that’s what it’s going to get in the next week or so!
I’m listening toSays Who? Says Who? isn’t a podcast about the US election. It’s a coping strategy. I’ve really been enjoying it, and there’s only a few more episodes before the election is over, so listen while it’s relevant!
I’m obsessed with this bag my friend Rabia gave me. It’s from “one of those junky shops that sell everything” and came with some felt tip pens: I coloured it in! It’s just the right size for a pair of socks or a hat. (She says the blanket is “just right” by the way: she and her new husband keep their balcony doors open in the evening for breeze, and she needs something to snuggle under then!)
I’m stashing this organic yarn. Organic! How good is that? (I’ve been a little obsessed with organics since I had some really good organic wine. In fact, I’ve been frequenting the local organic store for just that reason.)
I’m eating homemade granola with yoghurt and berries. Out of a mason jar. It’s not organic though,
It’s based loosely on a recipe from Hungry and Frozen (probably the best food blog in the world). I don’t measure anything, but covered my largest baking tray with oats, and smooshed in half a jar of very cheap jam and a few glugs of canola oil (for crispy-ness, and so I could use less jam(sugar)). So far, this recipe costs about 20p – I love a cheap breakfast – but then I mixed in walnuts, cranberries and sultanas, before bunging in the oven, stirring occasionally, until done. I made it even more decadent by layering with berries (from a bag of frozen) and yoghurt. The little clippy jar comes to work with me, and I eat it at my desk, delighting in something that’s more or less healthy, and not toast.
Stop the presses: this amigurumi sausage dog might be the cutest thing I’ve ever crocheted. “Who me?” “Yes you!” The pattern is from Adorable Amigurumi. A friend picked it up for a couple of francs at a second hand book sale. Look at this cute lil book! So many new creatures to crochet! A post […]
I’m not a royal watcher, but I get the appeal. Those royals! They’re like a real life BBC drama (I will watch a good BBC drama about the royals. I get it. I do). So when I saw this pop up on my Facebook feed, I knew I had to share it. Little Princess Charlotte, […]
Yep, I block my socks! Not every time I wear them, but when they’re fresh off the needles. Before now, I’ve just patted them out onto a towel, but now I’ve made myself a couple of pairs of home made sock blockers. I’ve spent a bit of time drooling over beautiful sock blockers on Etsy […]
I’ve had this beautiful ball of lace weight yarn for a couple of years now. I’m turning it into a giant granny square. I’m using a 3.5mm hook, and a slightly looser than average granny pattern – two chains between clusters, three chains at each corner. That gives it a really loose, open look. Lacier […]
April is over and done! I wanted to share April knitting, plus a few of my favourite things from this month. April was a delight from start to finish! Here’s the highlights… • Wee crocheted baby 👶 sandals for a friend’s niece • A new beret for me – pattern coming soon! • Visiting Prague […]
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