So how did this lead to candles.. As I said I was gifted a big amount of beeswax and of course being a big candle/ melt user I thought it was a great idea to make some scented candles... yeh I jumped in at the deep end.. chucked a batch of wax in the double boiler, threw in some essential oils and bought some wooden wicks thinking I'll be so organic and natural with all this
So Back to the knitting.... what are my plans for this coming season, welllllllll I will get around to making the Ron and Harry Christmas jumpers, I will get round to socks, and mittens, traditional fair isle vests and jumpers, I want to make more cardigans, and so many other things .
so me being me took one look at it and thought hmm I can do that better, nicer and cheaper so on my return that's the first thing I did and for the past 2 weeks I've been playing around sizing them up and down so now we have them in kiddie sizes and adult sizes working all the way up to me size,
Holly no 2 daughter and one of my gorgeous models is slap bang in the middle of her GCSE's, today she has had her English exam and then her riding assessment at Brooksby college Melton Mowbray. This has cost pennies.... money to buy new jodhpurs, her old ones were worn out, cash for brush up lessons, moolah for a new helmet, her current one meets EU regulations but because we now are going through the brexit thingy not good enough so £70.00 later and a new Champion helmet to meet the new UK regulations we're set.., all for 20 minutes or so of riding..
Wasn't this weekend fantastic, Here in the UK we've had temperatures reaching right up to 28 degrees. Clear bluer than blue skies and endless sunshine. I love this kind of weather, it makes everything just look so much better and brighter, it makes people smile more especially when its teamed with a long weekend, it gives every one chance to kick back, relax, unwind and play hooky legitimately except me! Working from home means I never step away from it, its habit, its what I am and what I do...
Now in between all that creativity, there has been sketching and scheming, home made yogurt making, washing and pegging out done, family meals cooked, desk tidying, shelf tidying, thread reorganising, yarn sorting, and fabric buying. if this weekend proves to be all its promised I should be able to get some decent photos of all these goodies.
This weeks rescue mission involves 85 cones of yarn! OK so I probably have about 1000 cones already and I probably will never use all of them in my life time but I'm going to have a jolly good try, I have used 3 of the new ones today, but this time I've fallen on a bargain, lots of still in wrapper full cones with bands still attached, the likes of Atkinsons yarns from nearby Wigston.. (sadly no longer with us,) lots of Uppingham specials (these tend to be oddities no names but often Shetland, lambswool, cotton or something equally lovely) Shamal yarns by forsel, bramwell yarns, yeoman and some even from my home town of Bradford,