Thursday, March 17, 2016
Caravans & Craft
Aren't damp days just the best for baking and crafting?
Today was cool, misty and rainy. There was the whir of the dryer going for most of the day, along with the unfamiliar sound of a little old twin tub washing machine. Our normal machine broke down late last week, and a friend kindly dropped around the twin tub to borrow until the repair people can get here next week. Whilst there is certainly nothing automatic about this machine, it's more convenient than tripping to town and sitting in the laundromat. I think.
There was also the comfort of the oven warming the kitchen this morning as I baked apple cake, more chocolate sourdough cookies and an overnight loaf. There was also more cups of tea than I care to keep count of.
After I finished baking I sat down with Kate Ulman's (better known as foxslane) book. Have you discovered it? It's delightful. I've always liked the idea of having a little caravan and taking a road trip. As I flicked through this book I felt my dream creeping it's way forward from the back of my mind. Reading through the practicalities of caravaning mixed with the gorgeous craft projects and inspirational photos was food for the soul. Vantastic is a real treasure.
I cast on the second sleeve of my Clara Bow Sweater, worked a row or two and then swapped over to continuing work on another little pattern I have in progress. This one involves lace, is small and will be available shortly. I'm excited to share it with you!
I'd love to know how your week is going.
What are you reading and what are you making?
I hope there was something in your day that makes you as happy as sock-wearing and rain cloud watching makes me!
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