I've been struggling with illness for a couple of weeks, and went right off sewing-the horror! I did a bit if this....
......then picked up on the old knitting habit.
Don't worry, I have not gone off quilting: I discovered
and have spent lots of immobility time looking for free motion quilting inspiration-follow me!)
I bought some yarn about 6 moths ago in a fit of enthusiasm to make tops for my daughter in law and myself, then promptly forgot it. Perfect for an immobile occupation, I have almost done the vest top from this yarn in white, it was very quick to knit up.
I was looking for my knitting needles to start, I have around 50 pairs, mine, my mums, my aunties, I put them somewhere safe a month ago. VERY safe.
After an hour and a half or 'tidying' to find them, no luck. They will turn up eventually!
So, I have been knitting on circular needles.
I found a ball of yarn that I chain crocheted about 5 years ago from (5 x 1 ply=DK) industrial yarn bin end cones in the 'tidy up': it is too tight really and has made a rather unyielding yarn, but in the effort to use it up I made a cowl, it came out rather well. It only took me a day on giant circular needles. I'm making one as a Christmas gift with the rest of the ball.
Now winter is here I can get out my Kaffe Fasset inspired woolies. I would be lost without this coat. It's the second one I made in this colour way, I have had one for 20 years. It has become part of my identity. It's calf length, absolutely huge and snuggly (much bigger than ME and I'm 'generous'!)
I made a grey and blue one for my mum but she won't wear it as its too heavy, so it's my winter dressing gown now. Cozy.
I am gluten free and there are not often treats in the house for visitors as I have no willpower if left alone! I wanted some of those old fashioned recipes for biscuits where you store a roll of stiff dough in the fridge and cut rounds to bake-I found this 1970's gem in the charity shop, that also has lots of gluten free un-messed about with (i.e. not modern and faffy!) recipes for sweet treats in.
8000 recipes for £2!! There will be warm fresh biscuits, cheezy and fruity, on the menu to go with tea and coffee for guests this Christmas.
There is also this surreal section-Tales from the Raj!!