On Saturday I spent some time doing my 'domestic goddess' again and chopped up and cooked the rest of the big washing up bowl of apples I'd picked the weekend before. I've made and frozen apple pie filling in portions. so when we fancy an apple pie I've got the filling all ready. Okay, perhaps I'm not quite a domestic goddess yet after all.
On Sunday I watched the Formula 1 Grand Prix and was pleased Louis Hamilton won although it was a shame that Jenson Button went out, he is my favorite. While watching TV I worked on my crochet shawl. I decided on which colour to use to work the small squares between the hexagon shapes. I need to make some small alterations but I did fit one in to make sure it fitted okay.
and a close up
Pictures where taken with the scarf on the armrest of my chair so it's not veyr good and colour is way off.
I've still got 2 or 3 hexagons to make and then I need to work out how many small squares I need. And decide how to finish the scarf off. I'd like to finish it this week but definitely before we go to London next week.
One thing I've never been happy with are my pattern photos. I keep taking new ones and never getting it qutie right. the ones I took recently of my new Simplicity shawl looked much better and i used Simon and Vanessa's SLR camera for that one .I did some with my camera too and the SLR ones were much better. I had hoped there would be a photography course in the local adult education booklet but havent found one yet. Anyway, I had a photoshoot in the garden yesterday using the SLR camera. I'm wondering whether finding someone to model for me would produce better photos but for now I've used my trusty dress form.
Here's a selection of photos:
I acutally managed to capture the beads which I'm pleased with.
Another version of Midnight Stole without beads.
The yarn I dyed on Friday dried on the line this weekend as the weather was mainly dry. I've not had time to take photos today but I will do tomorrow and do an update tomorrow. Just a small one. Expecting a big order of yarn tomorrow so a bigger update with lace and sock yarn next week.
Here's a sneak preview of what was drying on the line this weekend (I do wonder what my neighbours think when they walk past my washing line, it normally has more yarn on it than clothes).