Sunday, 28 December 2008
A brisk walk
My husband, middle daughter and I have just returned from a brisk walk along by the river. There is a biting N-Easterly wind, so we all wrapped up warm, but I have to say I felt better for some fresh air and exercise. The light was too poor for good photos, but I took one or two I was happy with.
This photo pleased me as it captured the "arrow" of smooth glissading water as it was channelled between the boulders. If you enlarge it you should see the different colours in the water, including a slate blue between the boulders at the back.
I spent over 6 hours (all the morning in fact) making a warmer curtain for this room (my office). I had a hopelessly thin summer-weight ivory coloured tab-top curtain, but I dived into my stash of material and found a piece which was almost exactly the right size (with a slight extension in the hem department) so I spent a busy few hours doing invisible hemming down the sides and bottom. It is definitely warmer and the darker colours were just what the room needed.
I began knitting my middle daughter a scarf yesterday in some wool I bought on the Market in Carmarthen - it's a Kingfisher blue and so cheerful a colour to knit with. I am using a double moss stitch, which looks very pretty, so that is my evening "job" for the next few days until it's finished, and then she has asked if I will knit one for her friend . . . .
Another tea of "leftovers" - in this case some lamb I'd frozen from a big joint of hogget we had before Christmas. I'd best get started on the veg. I think.
Oh, and below are two of three Partridges we have visiting our garden at the moment - poor souls, they were sunbathing on the drive when we returned home from town yesterday, so they lost their spot and headed for the patio instead.