Continuing with my new habit of closing the office door at the weekend and partaking of a different pastime I was able to complete my thickly knitted woolen polishing cloth on Saturday afternoon...
...and just before sunset that same day (during a leisurely drive north to Cardwell with Mr E) began a much finer knitted piece which will become something different that I can't tell you about at the moment because it's still at the idea-forming stage inside my head.
Both knitted pieces feature the "old shale" pattern which is very similar to "feather and fan" but knitted on an 18 stitch repeat.
The blue piece will only have short sections of old shale, the rest interspersed with simple garter and stocking stitch. Hopefully my idea will evolve nicely. If not? A nice washcloth.
I can only knit for short bursts due to a hand injury/surgery but those bursts are rather satisfying.
Cully May came to visit at the weekend too and this was definitely a highlight for Mr E and I.
She laughs and laughs, crawls everywhere, and generally fills our 'happy tanks'.
Yesterday I stepped back into the office to begin the new working week with a stack of pattern writing.
Ten hours, one coffee, two cups of tea, some chocolate, and a hearty bowl of leftover Shepherd's Pie later all seven patterns for the March issue of The Stitchery Club were written, checked, corrected, and emailed off to my proof reader Allie who blesses me month after month doing this.
My Shepherd's Pie is a favourite around here and I always make lots so we can have leftovers the next day or later in the week. You might like to try it?
Memberships close at midnight on the 16th March if you'd like to join in time to receive the new issue of The Stitchery Club.
You'll find all the membership information, photos of the seven patterns inside the March issue, plus the bonus "Herb Pillow" project here on the Club webpage.
Each issue of The Stitchery Club arrives as a PDF file via email on the 17th of the month so you can become a part of this fun stitching club no matter where you are in the world!
I'm off for a long overdue hair cut this morning then back to my desk where I'm going to prepare something lovely I'll be sharing with you in April.
Have a joy-filled week and bless others with your beautiful smile,