Today’s pics are from Rowan Thick and Thin. Thick and Thin is a new yarn. It reminds me of Biggy Print, I did not order any but will be getting the book. It knits on US #13 and there are 10 shades.
Sorry about my thumbnail in one of the photos – the page would not lie flat!
Sip has hurt her paw. She must have stepped on a piece of glass or something rough as there is a chunk missing. She is playing the wounded soldier!
Today I am cooking roast chicken with all the trimmings followed by a raspberry fool. This is made in a large cocktail glass. I put crushed biscuits in the bottom and pour some sherry over them. Then a layer of chocolate spread, then a layer of raspberries mixed with cream, more spread and so on until the glass is full. Top is decorated with raspberries and chocolate coffee beans! I would not eat this but John will – he loves sweet things. I would rather have a piece of cheese or some shrimps!
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Time to give Jackson a brush, he does not shed much fur but he loves being brushed.
I am a bit rushed today and so I will just deal with the contest and I will write more and show pics of new things tomorrow.
Mary, Jacki, Theresa and Kessa all solved the eight words question. Here is the next one:
2 x Toffee + 1 Raspberry – 1 Avocado = ?
Answers to firstname.lastname@example.org with Sums as the subject by midnight Monday please!
Got to dash! Back tomorrow.
Sorry, I seem to have inadvertently caused some confusion! I said there were new yarns called Alpaca Haze and Angora Haze. They are in fact Alpaca Haze and Angora Colour!
Here is the shade card showing Alpaca Haze and Kidsilk Haze Eclipse.
John has gone fishing for the day AGAIN! I have been good and cleaned out my pantry disposing of lots of out of date items! I have also baked some almond macaroons. I don’t know what time John will be back and so I have par-cooked some spare ribs and then can finish them off with some barbecue sauce when he materialises.
Nothing much else to report at the moment – think I shall watch TV for a bit!
Today’s images are from Rowan’s Little Star book. There are 21 designs for children aged 3 – 10 by Marie Wallin. Yarns used are Wool Cotton, Wool Cotton 4 Ply, Pure Wool DK and Angora Haze.
I have discovered that, not only are the new books being released on July 15th, the new yarns are also coming then. I can see my order on-line and it says July 15th by everything. Space will have to be made!
Very windy here today. We had an advisor visit this morning regarding us selling our house and land. He is going to explore several avenues and will report back. The plans for the development on the other side of the road have now been submitted. There are big yellow notices on the telegraph poles outside my house giving details of the application.
I shall sell a lot of my yarns off before we move as the thought of packing them all up is daunting! Also it would be nice to “start again”. But until planning permission is granted to the big developments we cannot do anything. It might be months or it might be years if they go to appeal.
Time to get Slip’s dinner – 12 sausages and a bowl of biscuits! Back tomorrow.
Sorry, I have not got time to do a sneak peek today but I will do one tomorrow.
A very strange thing has come to our notice!! John took Slip for a different walk today. Next to my neighbours garden is a large field that is very overgrown with nettles and brambles. John went into this field and came back asking me to come and look at something. Off we went, and to my amazement, growing among the weeds are cannabis plants!! Each one is protected with a wire guard and someone has put a tank full of water near them. There must be at least 25 of them, all about 18″ high. It is possible to get access to this field from the road by squeezing through the hedge and the plants are all near the hedge rather than at the bottom of the field where we get in. I am all for digging them up and removing them to our greenhouse!! I have absolutely no idea who could have planted them as there are no houses near apart from my neighbours and he has a garden big enough to grow cannabis in if he so desired!
Theresa, Kessa, Mary and Jacki all were correct – the answer was camels, cats and giraffes. Here is the next question:
When each of the following words is rearranged, one of them can be used to suffix all the others to give eight longer words. What are they?
SUET RAY TIDE RANG TOR
RUBS MUMS RED FIR
Answer to email@example.com with Eight Words as subject by midnight Friday please.
Now I must get on, ironing awaits!
Today’s photos are from the Pioneer pattern book. There are 14 designs for men and women by Martin Storey using Big Wool, Pure Wool Aran and Creative Focus Worsted. They are mostly thick outer garments with lots of cables and intarsia.
Today I decided I would make some potted shrimps for dinner tonight. Peeling them was a labour of love, they are so small. Then I had to clarify the butter – a messy job. I strained it through butter muslin. They are now in ramekins in the fridge whilst the butter sets.
Some Rowan yarns are having a price increase in mid July. I will let you know which ones as so as I have the details.
Time to get ready for Jose, the Portuguese postie!
Todays designs are from the Alpaca Colour pattern book – all by Lisa RIchardson.
As you can most probably see, Alpaca Colour varies in depth of tone.
John has gone fishing for the day but has not taken Slip. I have been busy and feel tired today. I have just paid off the balance that was outstanding on our holiday. Now all I have to do is organise a car to take us to Gatwick airport. We are staying in the Hilton hotel the night before the flight to Barbados as it leaves at 10am and it makes it too much of a rush to go to the airport on the actual morning.
Nothing else to report – wish something exciting would happen!