It is definitely a Chicken Soup kind of day. Dreary, wet and gray. Sophie is still sleeping – she doesn’t much like rain!
On the stove is some homemade Chicken Vegetable and Barley soup for lunch – it is burbling cheerfully and beside it a pot of Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs for supper. A busy morning to prepare for the day ahead. It is that kind of day.
It has been a productive week. Two patterns written and posted on Ravelry – I will add them to Patternfish tomorrow. Longevity Scarf and Sailor Rib Toddler Sweater are both finished. And the Purple sweater is only a few hours away from being worn – next week I hope.
For the Purple sweater, I have a woven cord belt that is a good shade of grey – it will have to do until I find a leather belt – it has to be the right colour! It might be a rich brown – though if I could find a really deep purple I would be so thrilled!
I bought three books yesterday. One for the pure pleasure of reading about my favorite past-time – Knitting – Fashion, Industry, Craft; by Sandy Black: Two for the patterns – The Sock Report; edited by Janel Laidman: And three to support a good cause – it doesn’t hurt that there are some great patterns in there as well! – Knit Red, Stitching for Women’s Heart Health!
I spent a couple of hours last night not knitting, instead I immersed myself in Sandy Blacks’ Book Knitting Fashion, Industry and Craft. I love this book.