Friday Update Blanket Squares and Ancient Egypt.

FO: Success! I have finished the hitchhiker shawl (see last weeks update) and given it to my mum as a thank you for all her help recently. I loved the pattern and I already have plans to cast on another one. 

WIP: I am taking part in the Enchanted Cottage Knit Along in Knit Now magazine. Twelve squares should knit up into a lovely blanket. This month’s square was a crochet pattern which looked beautiful, but I know my own limitations and crochet is sadly one of them so instead I am knitting last months pattern in the colours of the crochet square. 

CURRENTLY READING: I’ve been faffing about with different books but I’ve finally landed on Isis in the Ancient World by R E Witt. I was listening to A Good Read on radio 4 last year and Joann Fletcher was on it. She recommended this and I am enjoying it, although with the knowledge it was first printed in 1971 I get the feeling some of the details might be a bit out of date. Joann Fletcher did mention she might be writing a more up to date book on the same subject, which I would love to read. 

LISTENING TO: This Sceptred Isle by Christopher Lee. 

I’ve been finding out about Wyatt Tyler and the reign of Richard II. A very interesting period especially when you know it leads to the War of the Roses.

WHAT I’VE MAINLY BEEN DOING THIS WEEK: Trying to keep the house as tidy as possible for people to come and view it, whilst planning for a weekend of viewing other people’s houses. 

Friday Update Blanket Squares and Ancient Egypt.

Friday Update

Work in progress: Hitchhiker shawl in Drops fabel in white and blue lagoon.
This is such a great pattern it grows in such a clever way. It is almost entirely in garter stitch which means I’ve been able to read and knit which is a total bonus. I would definitely recommend it. 

Here’s a link to the pattern
Reading: just finished ‘A Very English Affair.’ By John Preston.

This is all about the Jeremy Thorpe scandal in the 1970s which has been a great thing to read in the middle of a general election. It really isn’t catalogue of errors by the people (men) who thought they were intelligent enough to be in charge of us. 

Have mainly been doing: getting the house tidy to have photos taken and get the house on the market. It looks so amazing I am half tempted to stay put. 

Friday Update