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Knitting progress and lockdown breakfasts

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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