This Moment

A Friday ritual inspired by SouleMama. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment to pause, savour and remember.

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The last of the day’s sun, coming in through the open window – Happy weekend, all.

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Yarn Along

P1060029While I am waiting for the last clue of the Spring 2015 mystery knit-along clue to come out next week, I am knitting Blooms’n Things. I am not sure about the colours, but that may be because I don’t really do pink/purple/blue (although I am sure somebody does!).
I will wait and see what it looks like once I get to the yellows!

And because I am still reading The Snow Child, here are the little people’s favourites from the latest library haul: Matilda’s CatSam and Dave Dig a Hole, and above all (but not pictured, because it’s probably just being read) Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon.
The big boy can read it out loud to his little brother, who almost knows it by heart now as well, which helps if he wants to hear it all day long!

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Yarn Along

P1060025This is the second of my Spring 2015 mystery knit-along shawls that I am currently working on. I am using leftovers from last year’s Follow Your Arrow shawls no. one and no. two, and from one of this year’s, as well as some other yarny bits leftover from custom orders. I love it when each stripe has a bit of a story of its own.
I am still reading The Snow Child and enjoying it a lot so far (even in the book, the snow has thawed and spring is arriving now as well).

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In the Kitchen

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Experiments in Wild Garlic Pesto: Whizz up equal quantities of wild garlic, nuts (I mostly used hazelnuts and walnuts, whatever I had in the cupboard) and parmesan with a few glugs of olive oil, et voila.
There’s been bread baking, granola making, gathering new ideas of what to do with vegetables I’ve never used before.
I am trying to cut out all sugar, including fruit, for a little while (harder than it looks on paper), but I love my baked goods, and this recipe for Sweet Potato and Feta muffins cheered me up when all my other recipes didn’t fit the bill. I replaced the kale with spinach and folded the feta into the batter before baking, otherwise I followed the recipe, and they turned out very yummy.

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Yarn Along

P1060003I have so many projects going, stashed in various bags, I am running out of space to hide them (for some reason the Mr is not a fan of having yarn around in every corner of the house!?).
And I’m even thinking of casting on a second of these Spring Mystery Knit-Along shawls, because I love the stripes so much, and I have some more fingering weight yarn bits that would lend itself just perfectly…

I picked up The Snow Child from the library the other day – a bit of the wrong season now, but I remembered reading about it a while back on other Yarn Along posts, and I didn’t have any reservations to collect.
Ok, I also got some (possibly more spring appropriate) crime novels, just in case!

The weather has been glorious here, so I am hoping for some more outdoor knitting in the next couple of days.

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Weekending

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We had a good, long weekend. There was sunshine, an egg hunt in the park, afternoons of picnics, knitting and football, and lots of food (too much chocolate, of course).
The littles still have a week of holiday, so we’re taking it easy.
Spring seems to have arrived properly now, and everything looks better with a bit of sunshine, doesn’t it?

p.s. This is the last day to take advantage of the Easter Sale. :)

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This Moment

A Friday ritual inspired by SouleMama. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment to pause, savour and remember.

 

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Happy Easter weekend, all.

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