I thought I'd share a few of the photos I took while my parents were visiting:
I finished the orange booties for Annie's baby, Edward, before my parents arrived for a visit.
We then packed in loads of visits and trips and walks and a bit of gardening while my parents were here in Trondheim. I need to sort through the photos I took and then I'll post about some of the places we went to and things we saw.
We also did some thinking about wedding arrangements and some other possibilities that are going on at the moment - I think we're going to be pretty busy over the next few months.
So, while I'm feeling this way I am going to make a concerted effort to take a look at my "stuff" and make some considered decisions about what to do with it - so far I've thrown out my maths A-Level notes and have put some photos into nice, simple, Muji photo albums rather than the huge metal drawer I had them in, which was too big to fit on a shelf.
I've also started to look through some of my craft stuff. I found an easy win to start with:
I have this cushion cover that I knitted when I lived in Knoxville, TN - so sometime in 2000-2003. I knitted it from a pattern in a Debbie Bliss book, in order to teach myself how to do cables. I like the cushion cover, but don't like the way it gapes at the top showing the cushion inner.
While starting to look at my stuff I found a bit of patchwork that I'd done - who knows when? that was mounted on some white backing and was accompanied by a rectangular shaped cushion made from curtain lining and stuffed with toy stuffing. I obviously got that far and realised that the shape of the cushion wasn't right and abandoned it before making the patchwork into a cushion. So to cut a boring story short, I've made the patchwork into a square cushion cover:
And put it inside the knitted cover - so now I have nice patchwork poking out rather than plain cushion inner.
You could say that it's a shame to cover up the patchwork - but I don't really think we need any more cushions, and it is pretty loud.
I've also finished the first of the PJ tops I was making. I'm really happy with how it turned out, considering I made my own pattern to my own measurements (with the help of the book I previously posted about). I had meant to have the stripes on the two sides of the front sloping in different directions - but it didn't happen!
We also had the first of the spinach out of the garden (along with a few more peas) - you really can't beat the freshness of veg that you pick from the end of the garden just before you want to eat it. Food miles? - food metres more like.
In case you can't read it - or don't believe your eyes - it does say 43C! It's not a true temperature, but I thought it was pretty impressive looking - especially considering we're only 600km ish from the arctic circle!The good weather has meant that are tomatoes are finally starting to fruit - this is our first San Mazano tomato:
With being away there hasn't been a huge amount of time for knitting, and progress is slow. David's not grey sock is making progress - I'm ready to pick up the heel stitches and get going with the foot.
I've also been working on konfekt 18703 - it's making slow, but steady progress - each row seems a long way round after socks.