I made bread. Edible bread. Bread that is not a solid rock, or a damp squib. I was idly browsing the Bloglovin' popular posts when I spied the bread.
It is No Knead bread, and I started it yesterday. As the weather is cooling I made a warm place for the dough to rise in a foil lined supermarket bag that is meant for carrying cold things home. I microwaved a towel, wrapped it around the bowl and then zipped it into the bag overnight. I renewed it in the morning. I cooked the bread in my new cast iron casserole that came with the new saucepans. I am most impressed with my rustic/artisan bread and it tastes delicious. I am looking forward to toast and soup tomorrow.
I see more bread in my future. I want to use some other flours, like spelt and rye. We will see how that goes.
Peri and Gilly have been sunbathing. They sunbathe on the black foam tiles until they are hotter than Mercury and then they come inside, drink a barrel of water, and cool down. Repeat all afternoon.
I've started crocheting a blanket. I'm using two strands of Shiver, which is 12ply I think, and a size 15mm crochet hook. I am limiting myself to one ball's worth a day as the crochet hook makes my hand hurt after a while. I think I am up to round 4 or 5??
Last night I started knitting The Boo!! Socks with Opal Surprise in rainbow colours. I could not stop knitting until I had circled through one whole colour repeat. It is very addictive. I made an Eye of Partridge heel flap.
I sewed a DPN Project Keeper thing to stop the needles poking through my handbag all the time. There's a tutorial here. I tweaked it by turning a little hem to the inside before sewing the sides together so that all the raw edges were encased. My needles are 15cm long, and I cut the elastic 15.5cm. Next time I will just cut 15cm.
I am also going to buy some wool for my new emerald green cardigan and seek out green jeans. I have found more!!! I am overwhelmed with the variety of greens available. I am glad to feel happy and well. Oh, my toe is behaving, it's not totally better, but I can wear proper shoes again. Hurray!!!
There are two new shoes (Edited a bit later on: Thank you Lois, they are in SHOWS, wearing evil shoes!!!) about serial killers: The Following and Hannibal. I've recorded them, but I am not sure if I want to watch them. There is enough horror in the actual real world. Maybe I am over crime TV shows?? Instead I am catching up on The Great British Sewing Bee Part 3 and knitting the Boo!! socks.