Wow, I’ve just noticed that WordPress is telling me this is my 573rd post! I never take much notice of numbers; I just plod along and throw up something, either when I feel like it, or on a Wednesday (or in this case on Tuesday, ready to appear tomorrow morning, for the sake of being precise) as it feels like a nice mid-week thing to do. Plus I do enjoy the communal aspect of sharing what we’re making and reading.
So, it seems to be another week of summer. It’s lovely today, with a gorgeous breeze blowing through the house. I sat outside for a while, adding a few more rows to my Wave Blanket. I’ve got to take it steadily as I think lots of knitting has aggravated my silly elbow. (I just had to delete another ‘So,’ I know that ‘although’ and ‘though’ seem to be other repetitive words, which I try to guard against overusing in one post. But I wonder how many times I’ve used them in the other 572 posts?) Also (ha! It sneaked in under the cover of Al!) I’m on a self-imposed knitting ban for the week and will try not to do too much crochet either, apart from at Knit Group; if it goes ahead tonight. It seems that some of the Stylecraft Blogstars have gone down with food poisoning after their jolly at the weekend, which is rotten.
When we went away my sweet-peas were pretty pathetic and I kicked myself that it had taken me so long to plant out the seedlings. However after 10 days of sunshine and some good watering, they were three times as tall and blooming when we came home! This is the first posy I picked, there are more every day and the highly scented variety I chose are just that; delicious. Growing sweet-peas makes me feel green fingered, albeit it in a tiny way. It’s the growing from seed and then having something to pick which does it.
Apart from basking in the sunshine, reading and crocheting, it’s that time of year for cocktails. This was gin and prosecco based. I thought it looked perfect with the juniper berries bobbing merrily alongside the pink grapefruit and mint leaves. I gave it a stir with my straw, just because, then decided to be a wee bit sad and photograph it. After sharing a bottle of champagne with the other three, before arriving at the restaurant on Friday, I felt I needed to herd the berries back into place with instructions to “Go a bit to the side, come on you need to follow others!” Oops. Then one of my quite old bracelets broke with a tinkle of beads bouncing from the table, hitting the glasses and falling down onto the tiled floor. I was then on my knees trying to gather them all up, while the others carried on talking as if nothing out of the ordinary was occurring. That was a fun night. I just hope no one went rolling across the floor on one of my errant beads.
As for reading; despite having already seen the film Lion, the book has still made me cry. I’m reading it really fast too, I can’t put it down. Do check out this moving, true story of Saroo and how he became lost in India on a train, then found his family again, a quarter of a century later.
If you’d like to share what you’re making and reading every Wednesday too, leave a link in the comments. Don’t forget to link back to this post on your blog, and use #yarningalong on social media, so others can find us and join us in Yarning Along.
Sympathy for your elbow, I have managed to aggravate the arthritis in my right wrist with too much knitting and crochet and am similarly having to cut back for a bit! I envy your sweet pea growing prowess though, my attempts have always been a bit of a failure.
Oh dear poor you too Jane. I’ve banned myself till next Tuesday as I think a total rest would help.
My sweetpeas grew last year, but not one flower. So disappointing!
A family member bought plug plants (20) and has an absolutely glorious display. That might be the way to do it!
Wow that’s a lot of posts! I love the colours in your blanket, it looks so cozy
Thank you! I was worried it was a slightly bright combo for a baby, but not everyone goes for white, cream or pastels.
Oh definitely not. If I ever have a baby it’ll wear every colour i can get my hands on ;)
Man oh man am I kicking myself now – I meant to plant sweet peas in May but managed to not do it. SOOOOOOO envious of your beautiful posy.
Also saw Lion recently, but think the book may be better than the film in some ways. I think I’ll see if the library has a copy, now that you’ve nudged my mind in that direction.
I guess the book written by the person who experienced what they portrayed in the film is always going to be an interesting read. I did enjoy the film.
The things we do for a good photo! Your wave blanket is looking beautiful; hope your elbow starts getting better soon.
Your sweet peas are looking wonderful. I am utterly un-green-fingered, but am happy to admire things that other people have grown.
My post for this week is up now: http://www.vikkibirddesigns.com/2017/07/yarning-along-lot-of-stocking-stitch.html
And I’m with you on the overuse of words. When I type, everything is beautiful or lovely…
Oh yes. Bloggers are never so and so, they are always Lovely Gertrude etc aren’t they?! There are so many craft blog cliches we should be able to write a list in about 30 seconds!
I know…it’s ingrained to take a photo of something pretty isn’t it? Or something funny ..or…or!
Thank you. I’m pleased with them.
I’ll check out yours shortly. Thanks for linking.
Your waves blanket is coming along so nicely! Lion must be good, the movie looks really interesting I still have to see it!
here is my post for this week: http://needlesandwool.blogspot.ca/2017/07/preparing-for-blocking-healthy-smoothie.html
Do, I think it’s well worth a watch.
Thanks for sharing your link.
Your blanket is growing well! I heard of that book and movie.. I’ll keep an eye out for it. Enjoy your summer. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)
It’s steadily getting there, not to far off being square now. I’m having a rest at the mo, so no craft for a week till my sore elbow calms.
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Here is my link!