Another week has gone and it feels like I have done nothing! On reflection though, I have attended a school's cricket match one afternoon, I have finished another small blanket, I have made some cucumber pickles and made a few 'birds' eggs'. Now you might ask, what on earth are you talking about? Well, about a year ago I picked up the most beautiful rounded stones on a beach near us. I have been looking at these for a long time now and could not decide how to use them. In the meantime they were sitting outside on a small table looking all zen like. I have stacked them, put them in my bedroom window, amongst my plants, but still could not decide.
I have penciled some ladybird likeness on some, but have not 'coloured them in' yet. Before christmas I thought that crochet work of some sort would look good on them, which I tried, but liked the covers so much that I turned them into snowflakes! I have decided to try again and here are the results:
Then I have finished a small knee blanket with the leftover mohair from the double bed one. The size is approximately 75 x 105cm and I must say, it looks pretty damn good!! Just big enough to cover cold winter knees and as light as rain.
It's knitted up in 4 pieces, short and long and I have used the cable pattern of the big blanket on one side, baby cabling on one, plain stocking stitch on one and a double moss stitch on the last one. The joins I have finished off by running a row of chain stitch over them. Looks pretty good! Will definately do it again.
The pickles I made turned out rather nice and I must say, disappeared while they were still soaking. The recipe is found on a blog: Not Quite Nigella.com and is called My mother's cucumber pickles or something like that. Worth a look! Super easy, no waiting, in fact, I have bottled them this morning.
I also made cucumber jam, but the jury still out on that one. Must be cold to appreciate. If a huge success, recipe will follow. I am sure it will be good with cold meats and cheesy sarmies.
Have a good weekend!
PS: A home without a cat is just a house!