Blue granny-square-swatching for a new project
Dutch translating. Slowly and painfully from this book. But persevering because my new project is in it and I will not be beaten.
Tea-drinking. Once the ancient kettle, that hunts with the Camping Gaz kit, had done its stuff. I can't manage life without tea. Seriously. Does this mean I am addicted? Probably.
Walking. Close to home but in places I normally drive through rather than walk in. Under grey skies and curtains of rain.
As I say, raining. Just for a change.
Preserving. Candied orange peel in syrup from a 17th C recipe in this wonderful book, recommended by Anne here.
Baking. Hannah Woolley's 1672 Shrewsbury cakes flavoured with rosewater and cinnamon. Heady echoes of Stuart England on the tongue. Recipe from the same book.
Experimenting with a new crochet stitch. Just because. Because I find You Tube crochet videos quite addictive! This started out as the Duchess Lace stitch but I've simplified it a bit and made it my own and because in this pink it's so evocative of candy-floss, I think of it as "Candy Floss Stitch".
As you can see, it pairs nicely with this pink Tanya Whelan "Sugar Hill" "Birdy" fabric. So I turned my experimental sample into a little zipped bag. Because. Because you can never have too many little zipped bags.
It's been a good week. Low key, but without work for a few welcome days. Creative and good. My kind of week.
Wishing you all a happy weekend.
(And if you're in the UK, a weekend without rain for a change and, preferably, with electricity!)