This week I have mostly been….

Coughing. That’s right, I caught a cold. Its made me feel a bit downcast and fed up, but I think I am over the worst now. I didn’t take any time off work (damned if you do, damned if you don’t), and I had several evening engagements so I’ve been rather busy. I’d like to say thank you to everyone who commented on last weeks post. Really, I should get better at responding to people individually.

Despite being super busy, I’ve had time to make some things (no jewellery though). Last week I posted a photo of a cake, and I do enjoy cake but I’ve recently learned to bake bread. My loaves have been turning out perfectly but my rolls have been less successful. Last week I made some roles, and they turned out slightly small and slightly burned. This week’s endeavours turned out much better:


I used white flour and wholemeal flower. The idea of being healthy and using wholemeal flour is very attractive to me but I find the bread turns out a little stiffer.


These rolls have turned out very nicely. I made 9 in total, and freeze them in batches of three.

I also received some yarn from Get Knitted.


The yarn is Rowan Handknit cotton in Ecru and Seafoam, and I have bought it to knit Driftwood by Isabell Kraemer.

Image Its really lovely yarn, it has a lovely drape which I think will suit this jumper nicely. The pattern has been relatively easy to follow, and it seems to be knitting up quite quickly. I am a little concerned I won’t have enough yarn, but fingers crossed it will work out fine.  Image

Hope you have all had an enjoyable week. I will be visiting Handmade Monday to take a look at what everyone else has been up to. 🙂


21 thoughts on “This week I have mostly been….

  1. Your bread looks sooo delicious. I can’t make bread at all, always turns out like lead. The jumper colours look lovely. Hope the cough has finally gone. Take care. Ali x

  2. The bread looks lovely. Making bread is fab isnt it, for stress relief and also for a massive sense of acheivement! Must make some myself soon x

  3. Your bread rolls look perfect. I’d add a little extra liquid if you’re finding adding wholemeal flour is making your dough a little stiff.
    The colours for your jumper look lovely. I hope you post photos when you’ve finished it.


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