You know that saying about remaining calm when all around you are panicking well now’s the time to panic. I potentially have nothing to do for the seven plus hours on the way home. I finished my cardigan and now this is all I have left of the yarn for the crochet blanket…
the issue being I need just as much pink as cream. (Okay when I was taking the picture of my artily arranged remaining yarn I thought it may look like a flower or spaghetti with a tiny bit of Bolognese and now, before anyone else says it, I realise it looks like a booby – but not of the bird variety. )
Anyhoo how on earth am I going to manage on the way home. B has suggested I read but that cuts out my other essential occupation of travelling for many hours in the car – admiring the passing scenery.
Deep breaths – I have one last hope – I bought a very nice ball of 4 ply yarn from a very nice shop in Nairn – I have spent some time scouring the internet for free sock patterns (ie, available immediately) and I can only keep everything crossed that the one nearby charity shop has some double ended needles available. So obviously we’ll be checking that out as a matter of priority as soon as they open.
Meanwhile in less panicky (indeed soothing) matters I tried some lavender shortbread yesterday afternoon…
It was heart shaped, a bit pricey for one biscuit, but made on the Isle of Skye and I’ve wanted to try a foodstuff with lavender in for some time now (it’s on the antiangiogenic food list) AND I love shortbread – so what a treat, right? Well yes it was, Bud loved it! I however will need to buy plain shortbread ASAP to realign my taste buds. Fortunately there’s a Walkers shortbread shop just further up from the charity shop – I may need the shortbread for the lonnnnnggggg trip home.
I have always been dubious about the merits of eating a component of potpourri. Lavender is great in the bath or applied to burns and looks wonderful in the garden (mine was destroyed two years ago by Mike, but I digress.) I was watching Love Your Garden last week and they made lavender chocolates, yuk I thought!