Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Hello and sorry for not writing sooner. Been a bit busy as hubby has just had a disc operation in London and only came home on Sunday. I was driving up each day and everything else came second place. Things are settling down a bit now that he's home and he's doing well but still in some pain, which is to be expected.

Tonight Jack, our son, helped me make some summer veg soup made out of some veg from the garden patch. My most successful veg has been the courgette summer ball which I have just read is a summer pumpkin. We cut a small one for the soup with some baby green courgettes. It was lovely with fresh focaccia bread from Sainsburys! My camera battery is flat so I'll add some photos of this amazing veg tomorrow. Do try to grow it next year as it's well worth it.

I'm off this week and plan to finish my cropped poncho ready for our boating holiday in October, I'm just finishing the back then need to do the roll neck. I will then have finished my first hand-made jumper (and only 3 more to finish off!) I managed to crochet a scarf for my mums birthday in Debbie Bliss merino wool whilst sitting with Ian in hospital, he had his own room so it was quite relaxing! The picot edging really finished it off, even my mother-in-law said it was wonderful. Take care. Love Amanda x


Jo said...

Hope your hubby recovers fully soon, it's no fun being in pain. Well done on your knitting, the scarf sounds lovely.

eight by six said...

Thanks Jo. I started another scarf last night in Debbie Bliss alpaca silk aran, it's so soft! Should be finished tomorrow and I need to start on a pair of gloves for a friends birthday. Hubby seems a lot better today :)