I have not managed to wrench my cardigan from dear Flo's clutches yet. She is still proving incredibly 'helpful' while I am sewing it together as you can see!
I am confident that victory will be mine eventually! Apart from seaming the cardigan, which I have only been doing when the light is good enough to see properly, I have been knitting a plain vanilla sock for Wolfgang in Germany. I also knit a very quick pair of mitts for my friend Charlotte. They go with the cowl I knit her for Christmas and should help to keep her warm when she is walking her dogs.
I am trying to whittle away at my WIPs prior to the Ravellenics starting alongside the Winter Olympics at Sochi. I will tell you more about my targets for the Games another time.
I did receive a squishy parcel this week. I treated myself to a 3 month membership of the Natural Dye Studio Mini-skeins club in a 'happy birthday to me!' moment last December. I very much enjoyed receiving the monthly package last year when I was a member of the Rainbow club. This month's skeins are Angelus, which is a delicious mixture of 70% alpaca, 20% silk and 10% cashmere. I love how the skeins just lead on one to the next. I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I signed up!
We have been busy in the kitchen this weekend. Here's a clue to what we have made.......
In a recent blog post, Jenny alerted me to the fact that Seville oranges were available in the shops. So Mr JK bought some this week and we now have 9lbs of delicious Seville orange marmalade. That should keep us going for a good few years! We are just eating up our last jar from a batch made in 2009!
I shall leave you with a photo of Flo. Mr JK came home early this week and caught her 'red pawed'!! I'm not sure which part of 'No, you are NOT allowed on the kitchen worktops!' she doesn't understand!! xxx