I feel like I have been in a timeless bubble of hurly burly this last week. If I didn't have the weekends to really slow down I would surely crash :o) How has your past week been? Sometimes I find myself having to really stop and focus on what has brought me a little joy over the week, these posts keep me mindful of that and I don't really capture half of the things that really matter, like kind words, a hug, a feeling, thoughts etc.
Always included in my joyfulness is a yarny moment (or two) and this week I found the most perfect round pebble whilst going for a walk on the beach after work one day and knew exactly what I was going to do with it. And so voila, here we have a red covered pebble. I love the feel of these pebbles once I have crocheted over them. They feel so wholesome, so good and therapeutic in one's hand (ok I'm going a little barmy here about these little things but it's true, I promise).
My little collection of these is growing, Andy thinks I might be able to open a museum one day (he he)
End of Season Alliums are a work of art in their own right. I simply adore them and like to pop them in old bottles around the house.
Hey, guess what? I finished the sleeves on my scrappy cardigan! Hooray, now I need to get on with the collar and button bands and hopefully it will be ready to go for October chills. I'm quite liking how all my scraps have been married up here. Alice has asked me to promise never to wear it out the house though :o) I remember those early teen days being embarrassed about what my mum wore, weird to think that I'm the mum now!
I made some mushroom pate for a friend who was having a surprise party for her husband's 50th birthday last night. It was delicious(although doesn't look particularly appetising!) with rustic French bread. My mum used to make it and its so easy if you want to give it a go?
Grate a punnet of mushrooms, chop up half a medium sized onion and 1 clove of garlic. Fry the onions and garlic till soft, add the grated mushrooms and a good glug of red wine and cook well until all moisture has evaporated. Take off the hot plate, season with loads of freshly ground pepper a wee bit of salt and add a tub of creamy Philadelphia type cheese and let it cool, pop in fridge and serve when chilled...Yum
Oh and I cast on some toddler socks for my niece who is 18 months old, I simply had to take a small portable project on the train to London on Thursday (it takes me 2 hours each way). So I decided on using up some left over sock yarn that I used to knit Alice some socks with last year. Its so quick to knit little people socks, I'm loving this project. They will be added to her Christmas parcel this year.
Last, but not least, I bought a little Mid-Winter jug, just couldn't resist the colours and pattern. Oh dear, I will never be able to live in a minimalist home!
Happy Weekending to you all