Good morning, gentle readers. It is another gloriously sunny morning and I love how, now the clocks have changed, the sun appears so much earlier. It's not warm enough to sit outside in the earlier hours of the day yet, but one of the joys of the summer for me is sitting in the garden with a first coffee and whatever book I am reading at the time, so as soon as I can, I will!
Yesterday was mostly sunny too, sunny enough to dry two loads of washing before the predicted rain finally fell. I didn't iron it yesterday evening so that's the first task for today, after sorting out the kitchen, etc.
I was very pleased to finish off the dog coat and it looks OK. No photos yet because, as you may imagine, it looks weird without a dog inside! The customer has said she will take some photos so fingers crossed . . .
Then I started a second cushion cover. This is not for me: someone saw the first one and liked it very much. There's a lot of knitting in that so it will take a few days.
I finished the sourdough loaf but, like all my other efforts, it failed at the last hurdle, sinking badly when I transferred it to the baking sheet. It tastes OK but the crumb is very tight. Maybe I am over proving it, I don't know. Diane, any advice?
I was going to do an early shop at Aldi (going later than opening time on a Saturday morning is asking for parking problems) but didn't go. Instead I went late afternoon and I think it might become a regular slot from now on because it was much quieter and more pleasant to shop in. By that time it had started raining so I was glad I'd taking in the washing before setting out.
Today I have some sorting out to do followed by ironing and then I will knit until Beth comes for lunch. Nothing posh today, probably beans on toast!
Now I need my coffee!