Corona Diaries – Days 72-78

Sunday 31st May – Saturday 6th June 2020

Making

I have finished my May socks this week! Ta dah!

I love the colour choices for my June socks. The main colour is MCN fingering weight yarn from ‘Stranded Dyeworks’ in the colourway ‘Impromptu’ and the contrast is West Yorkshire Spinners  Signature 4-ply in ‘Honeysuckle’.

I have also cast on a brand new project this week – the ‘Amulet Shawl’ by Curious Handmade. I’m making the large shawl using two beautiful stash yarns: Lay Family Yarn in the colourway ‘Jack Frost’ and Stranded Dyeworks BFL Nylon in the colourway ‘Gloom’.

Baking

This week I made Rock Buns from a Mary Berry recipe.

We had some bananas on the turn so I also made chocolate banana bread using an online recipe from BBC Good Food. It turned out really nicely so I would definitely use it again.

Gardening

It’s been quite a rainy week here so I haven’t done as much in the garden, aside from some weeding and deadheading.

I didn’t have any tomato seeds when we went into lockdown and despite ordering some plug plants about 6 weeks ago, they still haven’t turned up. So on 23rd May, I took some seeds from a few shop bought tomatoes and dried them out on kitchen paper. I sowed them in seed trays with compost the following day and by 31st May they had germinated! They are now developing their true leaves and I will pot them on when they have a few more leaves. I’ll be honest and say they might be too late to get a good harvest now but that really depends on what kind of autumn we have. In years passed, I have been picking red tomatoes into October because it was still warm and sunny. Often, gardening can be all about luck!

Reading

I haven’t read much this week, just a reread of ‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell which I last read in high school!

General Chit-Chat

Our new table and chairs arrived on Sunday afternoon and I love them.

It’s been a busy work week and I have felt like this week zipped by so quickly and I didn’t achieve much, but then I write my blog and realise that I did manage to do quite a bit!

I hope you had a good week xx

 

One thought on “Corona Diaries – Days 72-78

  1. Nicely done on those socks! I love how the banana bread looks. Is that peanut butter on top? You are having luck with your garden. We are getting a late start on the tomatoes as well, but we garden as much for the pleasure as for the food. I really love your new dining set; it suits the space perfectly.

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