Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Sloooow progress!

Well that's the holidays over for us so it's back to the grindstone this week boohoo! However we have all got Good Friday off so it will be a short week and a nice long weekend yeah! Over the holidays I have been busy with the kids doing all sorts of catch up stuff, the usual round of appointments, dentist and play dates etc which means I've done very little on my projects since my last post. I have however managed to finish the first sock off and I've started on the second, here's hoping it will be the same size! My daughter has already called dibs on them so I had better get a move on or the weather will too warm for wearing them.
I am still not liking the tie dye effect but I do like the stripes on the heel ....... If only the whole sock was stripy like that!
Ooh look stripes appearing on the toe of the new sock!

I haven't been completely idle over the holidays I have managed to add a few more stitches to the The Sampler House. I've managed to complete the house part just got to add the windows in then onto the second tree.
I was getting a little concerned at how dark it was all appearing so I pulled out the threads and think the white will help to lift it. Doesn't help living in Scotland with the poor light we have here at times.
Not much more stitching to do then I can add it to my ever growing round tuit finishing pile!

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Tea and heels

It's the school holidays here and I am off too as the weather is still grey and dreary in our little part of Scotland and due to the cold and the rain the kids and I have decided to stay at home for the day. Hubby requested some flapjacks and as I had some eggs and bananas needing used up it's turned into a baking day.
We like our flapjacks chewy and chunky!
Next it was a banana loaf that is destined for packed lunches so into the freezer it will go once it's cooled completely.
This banana loaf is from a Mary Berry recipe but I changed the caster sugar for brown sugar. I am not a fan of bananas in cakes which is probably just as well or the loaf may not make it to the freezer! I've still been knitting you can see the sock in the background, with the oven being on its warm and cosy in the kitchen so daughter no2 and I are camped out in here.
I still had one little egg left that needed to be used up so made a half batch of coconut iced buns.
We only need 5 buns for after tea so what to do with the spare bun.....Mmm....time for a tea break! I love an occasion to use mums china. 

I wish you could join me for a cup of tea and a bun too.

Ah somebody thinks I that I should share as he can't wait till tea time.
That boy is quick!
Ok tea breaks over, in between baking I've been staying cozy in the kitchen and knitting some more on my socks I've started knitting the heel now, need to concentrate on this bit as there is lots of counting and turning rows.
Getting there.

Another cup of tea and some serious concentrating and it's done! A heel woohoo! Trying not to think about the fact I have to knit another after this.