It's our wedding anniversary this week. Given a strong hint, my husband did his research on You-tube and then turned up this niddy-noddy for me. It should yield a two metre skein of the new spun yarn, a skill which I am practising in order to improve. He used some leftovers of beech from when he made his own work-bench some years ago. Fotunately he has a shed for all his craft activities.
Meanwhile, I have been adding an applied i-cord edging to this throw. It is knitted from scraps of sock yarns from the idea on Mason-Dixon Knitting. I had never tried the i-cord edging before but it made a neat finish. One of those mindless repetitive tasks in which knitting induces a meditative trance.
My back problem seems to have resolved itself into a pulled muscle, rather than anything more serious. It is certainly inconvenient as well as uncomfortable.
Finally - it's that time of year again: a bumper crop of pears, from the warm dry spring we were lucky enough to enjoy. Very different from the fixed grey cloud hanging over us at present.