so here is a finished article, one in progress and some reading material:
A shalom cardigan just for me - the ends need weaving in and a button is waiting to be attached, but in essence it is finished. It was a lovely knit to do and the yarn is an Eco Chunky by Patons, very soft and very warm.
Close up of the twisted rib effect yoke.
Slouch hat - wool by Quince and Co.
I'm road testing this wool using a small pattern and if it washes well, will use it to make another cardigan for me. I actually had this hat three quarters made and as a result of taking it along to the monthly make and cake, made an error which for me could not be rectified, hence it being frogged back to the ribbing!!! This is a great pattern but definitely not one to be undertaken when tired or distracted!
Colour is Marsh.
I'm re-reading this book, it has some lovely Advent hints and reflections and it is a soothing bedtime read.
At our last make and cake amongst the many delicious tea time treats were some coffee and walnut scones, these were the only gluten containing food not available for me to eat. They looked delicious and I promised myself I would make a batch sometime soon, so here they are:
They are essentially a scone recipe adapted with gluten free flour and plenty of xantham gum and baking powder, as well as ground walnuts. The topping is a coffee butter cream icing and a half walnut adds the finishing touch.