I have too many UFOs as it stands: J's Rowan Denim sweater, the tape yarn Shapely Tank and a pair of socks. Actually, that isn't too many UFOs, is it? I'm actually feeling guilt about consigning the beige blob to the frog pond. (It's still in the shallows, I haven't frogged it yet).
Well, that's my justification for having cast on a scarf in a lace pattern with the yarn my Secret Pal sent.
This is a lousy picture, because the light is too dim for no flash, but flash causes whiteout. It's a lovely yarn to handle and is making a snuggly scarf. The pattern is a simple 4 line lace. I think it might be called arrowhead lace. It's worked over multiples of 6 + 1. I cast on 25 stitches.
Row 1: Purl
Row 2: K1 *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1 (repeat from *)
Row 3: Purl
Row 4: K2 *yo, sl2kwise, k1, pass2sso, yo k3 (repeat from *, k2 at end of final repeat)
It has rained all day - probably not enough to water the garden properly, but enough to keep us out of it. The kind of weather for sitting on the deck in sweaters (or a snuggly scarf), drinking lattes.
This sempervivens lives there all year round
As does this beaded lizard we got from the Danby show a couple of years ago.
I've been looking into the history of the lemontop - not finding much beyond references to Pacitos in Redcar and Stockton. Found a lovely list though: 101 reasons why it's great to live in the Tees Valley. In at number 12:Eating a lemon top while walking along Redcar beach.
I'm personally giving thanks for 58. Never having to suffer a hosepipe ban thanks to 200,000,000,000 litres of water at Kielder Reservoir. and 86. Food innovation - grateful chocolate lovers can give thanks to Billingham-based Johnson Matthey for its development of the catalyst which makes chocolate melt in your mouth and not in your hand.