The simple pleasures and the kindness of others.

Today is another free day for me, yahoo!

I am loving the sunshine, the bees the quiet and yes, afraid so…the knitting.

I’m feeling particularly pleased with myself as I sat and watched a you-tube video on kitchener stitch (or grafting) and then finished Deb’s cowl and it looks pretty good and the wool is divine. Not perfect of course…

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The cowl is for dog walking and so can be a hood if it gets really chilly.

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Couple of selfies…bit weird.

Still on the subject of knitting was talking to a friend who has started kiwi angels- a kind of random acts of kindness Facebook and we were discussing knitting. she already knits for hospitals here but i would like to connect with a friend of a friend who is a doctor in Gisborne. I don’t want to patronise mothers and I thought she could give out knitting to those who would like/need it.

While I was in Spotlight Wairau Road the other day I was talking to the lovely MaryLyn and she went to talk to her equally nice boss, Adam and promptly came back with some free wool for me.

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I couldn’t resist and started knitting a singlet today.

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Such a great, simple pattern. You simply knit up one side and down the other.

As usual when i am at home, my mind turns to food…

I made breakfast bars, chia seed pudding (or breakfast) and a homemade creation melding together a couple of salad recipes.

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chia seed pudding and tamarillos- not so keen on the texture but if you like sago and tapioca etc. you probably would like it.
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The breakfast bars are moreish but have a lot of honey in them.
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Home made recipe for a spicy chickpea salad.
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Deb enjoying a breakfast bar…in the afternoon.

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While I am sneezing and not enjoying that part of spring, who can resist sights like these:

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Went to a silly film yesterday. The new Woody Allen Magic in the Moonlight

I felt like I was watching a frothy stage play. Still if you like gorgeous old Colin Firth you might like it.

I’m going to work on some Christmas tiles. Have a good week FG.

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