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Knitting progress and lockdown breakfasts

Cardigan back finished

I’ve had a crazy day today, apparently unable to tear myself away from handbags of the 1960s and 1970s for long enough to actually write a few words about 2020. However, I am here now, very much in the spirit of better late than never, to give you an update on my knitting progress plus a bit about breakfast.

First up, the Rimini cardigan. I’ve been working solidly on this and yesterday I finished the back. I’m so pleased with the progression of the shades of grape from dark at the hem to pale at the shoulder. I think I would have made faster progress if I wasn’t also working on a sock.

Nuclear Sunrise sock

I’m really enjoying this, I smile every time the pink or green goes neon for a few stitches, and the greys are just beautiful as well. It’s very likely that I will finish this sock before I cast on the next part of the cardigan. I’m trying to be very strict about keeping a count of the rows this time around because I have to admit the Rise of the Jellyfish socks are a little big. I wore them today and love them to bits, but I’ll be keeping them for at-home days, presuming we are heading towards a point where there are other sorts of days.

Whilst we’ve been in lockdown, I’ve found my breakfasts settling into a definite routine. Both of the breakfasts are made ‘in bulk’ and stored in the fridge with a helping being spooned out each morning to suit my requirements.

Half the week it’s a hot breakfast of Barley Porridge with jam. At the moment I’m enjoying Bonne Maman Mirabelle Plum Conserve, it’s smashing. When I finish that I’ll be moving on to Marks and Spencer’s Rhubarb Conserve.

Warm and yummy

The other half of the week I have a cold breakfast which I think is Bircher Muesli. I use a big pot of plain yogurt (probably 450-500ml) and stir in a couple of spoons of jam. This week I’ve used up some Biona Forest Berries Spread which I have to say hasn’t been a favourite. It was a bit of a panic-buy at the beginning of the virus situation when we didn’t know how things were going to be on the food front. Once that is stirred in, I add a few spoons of muesli without any dried fruit in it, stir it up and stick it in the fridge. It doesn’t matter if the yogurt is a bit runny to start off with because the grains absorb the excess moisture and get lovely and soft.

Bircher Yogurt

So, two enjoyable breakfasts to start the days off right and provide me with plenty of energy so I can sit staring at handbags until my eyeballs drop out.

Unfortunately, now my pesky phone has mentioned to me that I haven’t had enough exercise today so I shall need to rectify that and then I can be thinking about winding down towards bedtime.

I hope you have all had a good start to the week.


3 thoughts on “Knitting progress and lockdown breakfasts

  1. I think you and I have the same breakfasts! I don’t use jam or preserves. To be honest, I never thought of it and I have some delish Bon Maman Orange Marmalade calling my name. I know what I am having for breakfast tomorrow!

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