Hello everyone. It has been a busy week and I could only make time for needles and thread of a far coarser type than I usually have to hand. This is the last piece of a summer top and although I am impatient for it to be complete, I am more than satisfied with the way it is turning out. Knitting in cotton does not come naturally to a New Zealander born and bred on the wool industry but who wants to wear merino in the summer? This Rowan cotton is not what the pattern specified but a tension square gave identical results and onward I go. The skirt to complete the bottom half of the outfit is already complete and in use. My fingers don't move as fast as my sewing machine!
And on the needle and thread of the finer type I have completed Ireland and made a start on Holland on the major project that is my HCS. This project was started on 22 December last year so I am feeling quite happy with progress so far even though I'm only about a quarter done. Strangely enough I am looking for a change from this and may have to revise my resolutions and make a side excursion into some smalls - I have my eye and thoughts on a series of Christmas ornaments.
This morning I was up early and made some Grantham Gingerbread from my latest cook book. These are crisp buttery cookies and why they would be called Gingerbread I have no idea. A double pencil tick is in the margin of this recipe now and I will definitely be repeating this one.