First of all, a message for those of us who follow Eileen through her blog, 'A Bracelet of Days'. The reason she hasn't been posting is that she seems to have been locked out somehow. She can neither post, nor comment, which is highly annoying, but she is OK otherwise, that is the only reason for the silence, thankfully.
Hopefully she will be back soon.
Today's garden happy - the cucumber fights back. I can see four babies just in this snap, although I'm pretty sure some will drop off. No complaints though, I'm delighted to see the next generation coming along.
Good morning, everyone. Guess what - it's sunny! The forecast is good with bright sunshine, a high of around 26C and a gentle breeze. It should be lovely.
Further from yesterday's comments, for Jane, this looks like a reasonable video on how to knit in the round using four needles. I hope it helps.
While on the subject of yarn based stuff and YouTube, I spent most of yesterday struggling through the Tunisian crochet bit of the blanket, not liking it at all. It looked terrible, all out of shape and there was no way I was going to use it on the blanket I was going to make as a gift.
I finished it off and then thought I would find a YouTube video that might help.
You've guessed it, haven't you? I was doing the stitch all wrong; small wonder it was so hard and looked so terrible. That's the trouble when you assume. So I undid it all (ouch) and will start again today. Fingers crossed I have understood it right this time.
Apart from that, I didn't do all that much yesterday really apart from chilling one way and another. It got quite hot at one point but it cooled again before bedtime, thank goodness.
I've swapped today's circuits for the Wednesday session. This was because of the hip although, in fact, I'd probably have been OK but I'll stay with the changes which are:
accessing Groove from home tomorrow so I can do it in my own way and stop, if necessary, without any fuss (I hate fuss)
going to circuits on Wednesday morning
leaving personal training for this week and doing the exercise clips Lindsey sent, especially the one for hip mobility
finding some time for a swim
That should sort it out good and proper and I can be back to normal next week.
The lovely Sharon is dropping in mid morning to 'tweak' my new hair style. There's just a bit that's not quite right and last week she said if that was the case, she'd come and sort it. Must remember to wash it and dry it before she arrives.
After that, I'm off to Lathcoats, not necessarily to pick this time but certainly to visit the farm shop. They're changed the arrangements now as there's not a lot to pick, so one no longer needs to book, so I might just see if there are any strawberries to pick and, if not, I can buy some from the shop this time. I also need to book my car in for its MOT and service (not at Lathcoats) so I'll do that too as it's on the same route.
I want the strawberries because us girls are having an afternoon tea together at J's on Saturday and I said I would make some strawberry jam for the scones. Yum! I might get that made in the afternoon and then it is ready.
I'm also making some of Delia's vegetarian sausage rolls as a savoury - a great favourite in our family for Christmas and at any other time too.
Well, it's time for coffee so I will love you and leave you. Have a really satisfying day with loads of good things. xx