Friday, 21 August 2009

Mint Tea

I always have mint & basil growing in pots on the kitchen window, this summer they have grown extra large which is great for me as I like to relax with a hot cup of mint tea.

Just take a handful of mint leaves, rinse in cold water, put into a pot (or cup), add boiling water and leave for 3-5 minutes, pour into a cup and sip and relax. (If you want to sweeten add honey or sugar to taste)

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Bobble Yarn

I went to All the Fun of the Fair (yarn shop in central London) recently and bought a couple of balls of this very soft bobble yarn.
I am using it to make a knitted bag (the fabric was to holey looking when crocheted to make a bag) which I will attach a selection of knitted and crocheted flowers.
I have been using large needles and doing a simple stocking stitch. Its an interesting yarn to use you knit and purl between the bobbles.

The fabric looks great on both sides and is so soft.

I will line the bag and post when I finish (hopefully soon)