Re that other love of mine, the dehydrator, I am delighted with it. I will definitely be ordering more trays when we get back from our holiday in a few weeks. I could order them now, but they would probably arrive in the middle of our vacation- we have a friend coming to keep an eye on the house but I don't want to give them any added hassle. We are going to Sweden, Iceland and Norway in that order. I am really excited about it.
For those of you who are not knitters Iceland has a very rich knitting heritage and I will be bringing back some of the yarn for sure :0) Remember the Lopi jumpers that were popular in the 80s? I am going to bring back some yarn to make one or two cardigans, but in some of the more modern, brighter shades.
I have a new camera, which is charging as we speak, so I hope that I can get a few good pictures to share on this blog. Didn't occur to me that the camera wouldn't have a memory card in it, so must get one. I could swap from my old camera but I would rather have just one card in each. The old one is a Nikon of about 11 years and is starting to become quite temperamental- sometimes I cannot change the flash settings or the screen remins dark when the camera is switched on.
I have been doing some crochet as well over the last few weeks- this very simple blanket is something that I can work on when my head/face are painful. It doesn't require much concentration and I enjoy listening to an audiobook as I work. When I get back from our break I hope that the ramifications of my last medication switch (which was hellish and didn't work) are over and that I can get back to some serious knitting and sewing. I have some beautiful floral prints from which I intend to make pillowcases for our bed. When I have done that I want to make some clothes. We'll see, I'm just plodding on right now.
If you look at this picture you will see that it does require a minute amount of concentration which was lacking at one point. The pattern sequence is 1-2-1 but that didn't quite happen. This is simply a pretty blanket for me to snuggle under when I am lying on the sofa, so I will not be ripping it out to fix.