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Blogtober 2021 : Day 10

Right now, I’ve washed and mended my automotive seat belt cowl.

I’ve carried out different issues as nicely, reminiscent of my menu plan for the week – I do that for some time after which overlook to do it for some time, but it surely actually is so much less traumatic to have your meals organised! – a number of a great deal of laundry, offered a knee for a cat to sit down on, and caught up with social media.  Possibly not a high-powered form of day however it’s a Sunday, in any case!

So, again to the automotive seat belt cowl.  I made it a very long time in the past … I’ve simply checked the weblog put up and it was 2016!  Blimey, the time doesn’t half go previous, doesn’t it?  Anyway, I used to be fed up of the seat belt rubbing at my garments and both carrying away the printing on t-shirts or creating bobbles on woolly jumpers so I made a decision that as an alternative of shopping for a canopy that may sit between the seat belt and my garments, I might make one from leftover yarn.  Don’t all of us creatives work out first if we are able to make one thing earlier than we purchase it?!  Anyway, I figured that it shouldn’t be too troublesome and I made a decision to crochet it as a result of I knew it might develop quicker than me knitting it, and in addition the crochet stitches are extra dense than knit stitches so I knew it might be sturdier.  You may see my weblog put up on how I made mine right here.

Quick ahead a couple of years and the lovable ladybird buttons I used have all however fallen off and I used to be beginning to get somewhat embarrassed at how grubby the duvet was wanting so off it got here for a wash and mend!

The yarn I used is leftover Stylecraft Particular DK so it was straightforward sufficient to present it a superb wash and know that it wasn’t going to do it any hurt.  Then I hung it over the Aga rail to dry (Agas are helpful for that form of factor) …

after which it was only a case of discovering some new buttons.

I discovered the opposite half of the packet of ladybird buttons which contained bee-shaped buttons (they’d been a free present on a knitting journal) however determined to not use them as I felt that one thing that lay a bit flatter may work higher this time.  I’m fairly positive I’ve received a tin of classic buttons round someplace however may I discover it?  No, I couldn’t.  I’m not somebody who can’t resist shopping for buttons and I don’t have a tendency to make use of them fairly often so the tin can have been put safely away someplace however fortunately, I discovered six buttons in one other tin that had been all about the precise dimension and form.  I believe they may have been the spare buttons that got here with fits my husband has purchased through the years and so they might not be as cute as ladybirds or bees, however they’ll do the job!

And that’s all of it prepared to return into the automotive.  It nonetheless appears to be like fairly well-used and there have been a few marks that simply weren’t popping out, however I do know it’s clear now and it’ll connect to the seat belt all the way in which down as an alternative of me having to attempt to wrap it round as a result of it had come unbuttoned.  Sunday consequence!

I promised that I might inform you in regards to the Naan bread I made yesterday as nicely – that was a Saturday consequence!  By the point I went to get the super-sticky dough out of the blending bowl and roll it into the precise form, it wasn’t almost as sticky and that is what they seemed like by the point I received them on the baking tray.

I believe I ought to have made them a bit larger and thinner and maybe cooked them three at a time however that’s for subsequent time 🙂  I used coconut yoghurt and a dairy-free butter substitute in order that massive daughter may have them as nicely, and this recipe from Doves Farm.

That is what they seemed like after they got here out of the oven.

They’ve received melted (not) butter on them which is why they’re shiny and so they’re nonetheless a bit thicker than they need to be – however they had been actually good!  I’ll undoubtedly make them once more, and maybe add some garlic and coriander too.

Lynne left me a touch upon yesterday’s put up to inform me a few gluten-free Naan bread recipe on the Becky Excell web site and I believe I’ll should attempt that one too – and possibly many of the different recipes on there!  Oh my life, in case you’ve received meals intolerances then this web site might be proper up your road in case you haven’t seen it earlier than!  One in every of my greatest buddies is coeliac and I messaged her to ask if she’d seen it and she or he instructed me it her’s go-to web site so I do know that if she thinks that, it’s received to be superb.

Are you aware, I didn’t anticipate that I’d speak to you about meals as a lot because it seems like I’ve this month but it surely’s good to have the ability to have all these conversations, isn’t it?

I’m going to vary the topic again to yarn once more now, and to my buddies at West Yorkshire Spinners.  Have you ever seen that they’ve lately collaborated with British style icon Dame Zandra Rhodes to create a brand new vary of yarns?

Six balls of yarn in shades of pink sit on a ladder in a barn

Supply: West Yorkshire Spinners

They’ve been produced in each Signature 4ply so superb for socks 😉 and in addition Color Lab DK which can also be good for no-nylon socks and the yarns and accompanying sample e-book can be found in yarn outlets now.  I’m going to be writing a weblog put up about them as I used to be extremely honoured to be requested to be concerned within the creation of the patterns which have been produced to assist the brand new yarn – wow, it’s not day by day that you simply get to say you’ve been concerned with a Zandra Rhodes assortment, is it? – so do look out for that one, though I’m not fairly positive but after I’m going to put up it.  I simply needed to point out you the yarns in case you hadn’t seen them but.  They’re impressed by a wildflower meadow and you may actually see that as you have a look at the way in which the yarns knit up.  There are many photographs of the yarn and the way it knits up on the WYS Instagram account and in case you observe the hashtag #zandrarhodes on Instagram, you may get a peek at among the patterns too.

I’m wanting ahead to telling you extra about quickly – however for now, that’s me over and out for as we speak, and I’ll see you tomorrow! xx

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