We are already more than halfway through October and I have been meaning to post here, but somehow life just got in the way again!
I have not been doing very much knitting lately. A couple of weeks ago I had a bit of a meltdown while finishing off the cabled sweater I'd been working on, so I have put it aside and will tackle the finishing at a later date.
I had started knitting myself a pair of socks, but frogged them and decided to use the yarn for another project instead, so I knitted myself yet another Botanical Cowl which I finished over the past weekend.
Last Wednesday I had a day's annual leave, so I went to The Ribbon Rose, a store which stocks knitting yarn and accessories, fabric for patchwork and quilting, needlepoint and tapestry kits, as well as a huge range of buttons and just about anything else one might need for needlecrafts. I was like a child in a sweet shop and spent ages browsing, but eventually bought some yarn, buttons, knitting needles and some templates for patchwork hexagons.
I have been doing quite a bit of reading lately and recently re-read Persuasion when I joined a Ravelry read along. I also watched the 1995 version of the movie and thoroughly enjoyed it. The next read along is Northanger Abbey and as my old copy was really tatty, I bought a new paperback copy last week, so I am ready and waiting for the read along to begin. I love historical novels and requested a copy of Philippa Gregory's latest Tudor novel The Taming Of The Queen, from my local library, but as there were more than a hundred other people waiting to read it, I bought myself a copy from my local bookshop.
A few weeks ago I bought a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle; I haven't started it yet, as I am saving it for when I am on leave over the Christmas period. I used to love helping my children with their puzzles, but have never attempted a 1000 piece jigsaw before, so it should be fun and probably a bit of a challenge! My mother loves jigsaw puzzles and says she finds them really absorbing and relaxing.