It's been lovely weather today, so it was a pleasure to make like a trendy Londoner and set off to Borough market in search of wheatgerm for Rich's breadmaking efforts and provisions for tomorrow's lunch. (For Marie, here is a picture of his latest creation, based on the wheatgerm loaf in the excellent The Handmade Loaf).
I got back to find a band practising in my living room, so I took myself off to Sam and Ed's house to do some schoolwork, and of course spent most of the time watching the rugby with Cliff, Justin, and Lady Eleanor.
Lady E is so tantalisingly close to the home straight that I’m only managing to continue knitting her because I have no other possible projects immediately to hand (the Cinxia and Ribena yarn are at my parents’ house) and because I know that I won’t have much knitting time in the coming week. And also because John Lewis doesn’t sell sock yarn.
I managed not to buy any yarn at Liberty either, although I did liberate these from their dark basket in the clearance basement:
They’re 50 m rolls of grosgrain ribbon, reduced from £10 to £3 each. I have no idea what I’m going to do with them, but since I’ve had difficulty finding cotton grosgrain ribbon before it seemed too good an opportunity not to take up to excess.
Also in Liberty's I saw some stripy knitted teacosies with pompoms on the top, which reminded me that I have long been meaning to knit a teacosy, and that now might be the ideal time to make a fun and practical little project after Lady Eleanor. I really liked Larissa's teacosy when I saw it in December, and have since seen these that I like. It seems I'm attracted to all cosies flowery, although I'd also like to knit something more traditional and stripy like the ones my mum tells me her granny used to knit, or perhaps even a fair-isle one. These are my tea-pots: