I collapsed into a bowl of breakfast cereal after that last extravaganza of a post so as it's nearly tea-time here, or is it supper- time or dinner-time even (6pm so you decide) I'll keep this one short and sweet.
Amber and I had another w/end to ourselves and we managed to catch up on some old films, eat walnut whips and the odd bar of chocolate. I think we did have some proper meals in between too. I don't watch films that often and I can't remember the last time I went to the pictures so we had a bit of splurge. We got through Gone With the Wind, Jean de Florette and Manon des Source in two nights (one of them lasting till 1am). Jean de Florette is such a great film and what an ending.
The good thing about all the film watching was that I managed to get some knitting done so consequently I finished Raj's tank top this morning. It was such a quick knit and the pattern from Knitting Pure and Simple very easy to follow. Here it is all washed and ready. (I don't normally wash my knits straight away it's just that I was worried about the colour running!)
I used the madder dyed wool and I'm really pleased with the result. Well, onto Tom's one now. I think I'll start that one when we go to Wales on Saturday.
Amber, who has just peeped over my shoulder reminds that me that we watched Bend It Like Beckham too - for the third time. I love that film, it reminds me of my upbringing! In between all the film watching I tended some pots with walnut dye in them and I managed to make a list of all the books, with ISBNs that I need to order for the parent's library at school.
I'm going to leave you with a pic of my 'laboratory' as I jokingly call it. It's where all the dyeing sits and soaks, cools, where the wool gets carded and where fleece gets left to dry. It's a mess but a creative one.........
If you want more detail have a look at the photo on flickr I've put notes on it.