Morning, everyone. It's kind of dull here at the moment but the clouds look quite high so it might end up pleasant. Yesterday was dull but dry with a bit of sun breaking through now and again so maybe today will be similar. I'll see what the Beeb weather page says in a little while.
Yesterday was, as almost always, really nice. After a pleasantly slow start to the day, I drove down to Tower Gardens to meet up with some people from out Slimming World group for a sociable walk. It was nothing heavy - while I wasn't the youngest there, nor was I the oldest and, when we chatted about it, we're most of us pretty much the same sort of age.
We strolled along the river into town, taking the same route as I took when I went to see the knife angel some weeks ago, if you remember. That's no longer there now. We stopped off at the café beside the lake (I say lake, it's more like a very big pond really) for refreshments - I had a very welcome coffee - and then strolled round the lake and back to the car park. It really was a stroll, perhaps a bit too slow for me, but that's absolutely fine, and it was a couple of hours in total which was just perfect.
I think David is planning to planning to make this an ongoing thing, possibly once a fortnight, if people are interested. I certainly will be and I think others will too.
Then I came home and got on with other homey sort of things before settling down with my knitting later on. I've finished that cardigan now and, despite earlier reservations about the pattern, it has all come together really well. Yes, there are a few mistakes, I know that, but they don't matter and you can't tell. It's very chunky, very snuggly and just exactly what I wanted which was something to put on when it gets a bit chilly, something to snuffle into of an evening.
Perhaps I could have kept to the smaller size but I did want it roomy so I don't regret undoing and reknitting. I'm still not totally sure about the pockets, or the way they work out on the hem, but they're certainly a bit different.
I took a few photos although it doesn't look particularly right on a hanger - it's too chunky and 'unshaped'. However, you can get the idea. The camera makes the stripes seem more pronounced than they really are, I think.
Before I start the next big project, I am using some of the spare yarn to make some wrist warmers - basically fingerless gloves. It's a nice pattern, grows quickly and will make nice little Christmas stocking filler type gifts - not that they'd go into stockings but you know what I mean.
Strictly was great - I am now having great difficulty deciding where my three votes should go. Do you watch, this - which is your favourite couple? Mine is Rose and Giovanni.
On to today and there's a blank page in my diary so I will carry on with the gentle clearing, tidying, planning, prepping, etc. Get myself set up for the coming week. Nice.
Take care, stay warm, dry and well. Happy Sunday to us all. xx