Lost amour

We went for a walk for a couple of hours this morning. The weather was mild and still, plenty of dog walkers were out and about. Lovely dogs and really friendly owners. Nearly everybody called them back to put on the lead. Very kind and completely unprompted. I’m glad though, because you always wonder how friendly a dog will be, not so much because of fear but because of exuberantly happy helloes and muddy paw-prints all over your clothes. As a cat person that happens to me often. The dog person walking with me will usually be ignored. How do dogs just know?

Can you see the birds? They were feasting on newly turned worms I expect, and pecking holes in potatoes missed by the harvester.
One windy day and this will soon be bare. The weather is so mild and calm at the moment that the autumn colour is lingering. Loving it!
Ivy vines growing up an oak tree, with clematis circling and climbing up them. Quite a dramatic sight which stopped me in my tracks. The tree is covered with glossy ivy leaves too. It’s being taken over.
A rowan tree not far from home

The walk was carefully timed, so that we were back in plenty of time to go and buy snacks, pour some beer, then watch the rugby. Well, one of us anyway.

I’m upstairs escaping the crunching of pork scratchings and Big Hoops, comments and excited shouts at the TV. I meant to put on Spotify and listen to Tick Tick BOOM! soundtrack, but the P&Q is nice. Have you seen it yet? A brand new Netflix film. The best new musical I’ve seen in ages. Who knew Andrew Garfield could sing and dance? I liked him as Spider-Man, but this takes him into a completely new genre. It’s an impressive change of gear.

What makes a good musical? For me I want to sing along to a song after only a minute or two. Ditto dancing. I go away singing my own made up songs afterwards too. And dance a few steps on my way to bed. Tick tick BOOM!

I’ve been singing Boho Days since last night. Pretty much every hour. I hope you have Netflix and can watch it too!

I had forgotten that I knitted this dish cloth in February/March. I missed posting for a little while, so I’m pretty sure you haven’t seen it?

The Amour pattern is part of a series of a free dishcloth patterns. One a month, throughout this year by Garlene of The Kitchen Sink Shop. I’ve linked to the pattern there, if you fancy having a go at knitting one yourself? I stopped after the first two, because it now takes me so long to knit or crochet anything now with my dodgy hand. Plus I was using Rowan cotton, which frankly seems such a waste to use on a dish cloth. They’re too nice to use, so are still folded up in a little bag. I wonder about making backing for them and turning them into oven mitts. Any other ideas?

Time for a cheeky little Saturday afternoon drink for me too now! A grapefruit margarita is being made for me. I wonder if they won? And I’m going to add another round, or two, to my Coast blanket.

What have you been up to today? How are you feeling about life, the universe and everything?

12 thoughts on “Lost amour

  1. Inspired by you (and some ancient ‘dishcloth cotton’ that I found in my mother’s stash), I’ve made quite a few of the Year of Dishcloth patterns too – thank you! Alas, I fell out of the habit during the summer holidays and now I’m into Christmas crafting so they’ve fallen even further down the priority list… I still intend to make them all though (with the exception of the July one which had mixed colours. I want all mine to use the same yarn, so I substituted a pattern of my own that month).

    • True! They just know who isn’t interested in them and try to win you over too, I reckon. The same with cats – my friend’s 3 always made a beeline for the person least interested. I’d be calling them over to me and nothing! Should try to act more cool.

  2. Gorgeous pictures as ever! Make me want to take the same walk…:)
    It’s quite chilly here at the moment. Time for my largest mug of tea and some gingerbread cake! (Made on Saturday, surprisingly not quite gone yet – probably because it’s hidden in the oven :) )

    • Thanks very much!
      It’s chilly here today too. I must change my coats over and make sure I have gloves.
      What a funny thing! And great hiding. I shall be making Nigella’s Spice cookies again at Christmas, they have a gorgeous gingerbread flavour.

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