Aaaah. Wednesday - half way through the week with the weekend to look forward to. Lessons started up for us this week and so far so good! Everything that was set out in the planner has been achieved and all in fairly good spirits! Whoohooo ;)
I find that knitting is a wonderful thing to be getting on with while the girls are working at their lessons. I'm able to set the needles aside instantly to help when they reach a challenge in their work and pick it up again without feeling too lost once done.
As usual I have numerous projects on the go - two making an appearance here on today's Yarn Along post.
First is a blanket for the approaching cooler weather. This is a crochet project which is great to pick up in the evening when my body and mind are weary. The rhythm of the hook calms me and the simple DC stitch requires no thought at all. This blanket is really for when watching telly, or to throw into the back of the car when we travel to Manchester fortnightly for a day of art tuition with some dear friends. Those early morning winter starts can be beastly cold and a nice closely woven blanket helps make the journey a bit more cosy.
I'm crocheting this blanket in a rather plain tweedy brown wool blend, but I plan on prettying it up with white borders and some lovely white crochet flowers dotted all over it.
Still keeping with the browns - quite unintentionally - I have a pair of autumn socks on the needles. I'm using Drops Alpaca wool and it is beautifully soft and warm. I can't wait to slip them onto my feet. There's nothing like a pair of hand-knit socks in winter!
Reading: I'm currently reading a Francis Brody mystery. A good light reading 'who dunnit'. I love this genre - not too heavy, not to gory or disturbing. Very Miss Marpleish - just my cup of tea :)
Joining Ginny today for Yarn Along.