Good morning, everyone. Yesterday was pretty warm and today is supposed to be warmer, maybe touching 30C (warm for us in the UK!). Thankfully, I don't have loads planned today.
Apart from the tomatoes and the corn, everything is looking a bit sad in the garden. A lot of the flowers really suffered during the more extreme heat and are slow to recover, despite watering. The cucumber was particularly badly hit and, after last week's over abundance, there's one ready to pick and all the babies have fallen off. Very sad. The courgette seems to be picking up a bit though and the new mint is flourishing.
All that is a way of saying no garden photos today. However, I do have this one.
Having played around with some of the stitches for the blanket pattern, I decided the best thing was to do a trial run, just using colours from my stash (so they are not the ones I would choose, necessarily).
The first, the shell stitch, was easy enough, as were the granny squares, although I picked up a number of tips for improving my rather feeble crochet technique. The stitch above is easy but new to me. As the pattern said, you soon get into a flow with that stitch and it is easier to follow than it sounds.
I've also sewn in all the ends thus far - all those changed of colour make for an awful lot of lose ends!
I did my weekly shop yesterday and have already discovered somethin that I am short of - rinse aid. Most annoying but I will walk around to Morrisons at some point to get some more.
I went to Aldi first and then walked over to M&S to get fruit, veg and anything Aldi didn't have (like risotto rice, for example. I'm running out of a number of items at the same time so it wasn't the cheapest shop, sadly, but there you go! Start of the month, new budget!
The other main thing I did yesterday was to go to circuits which was, as always, good. There were just four of us yesterday
On to today and a pretty much stay-at-home day. It starts with Groove and then I'm home. There's a list of chores - all the usual stuff and I must check and see if I have enough washing to make a decent load. There's bits and bobs to sort out and I want to plan my 'menu' for Saturday when Julia and Harry are coming round for supper. I have started a batch of savoury mince in the slow cooker so maybe the main will feature that in some way. I will have a good thunk. :-)
So that is today. All the normal, pleasant stuff. What are your plans for this second day of August? xx