DH requested gloves to go with his Doctor Who scarf and as I had wool left over I got to work. I found the first one fiddly as its a long time since I knitted gloves, but I finished it off yesterday afternoon and made the second one during the evening. Once again the colours aren't quite accurate as I took the picture at around 11pm.
Before I finished off that first glove I spent the first part of yesterday afternoon sewing together the messenger bag pieces I'd prepared on Sunday. The request was for something tortoise related as a gift for DD2 to give to a friend.
It was mostly plain sailing but being me I didn't stick entirely to the instructions and I think I made life a bit harder than it needed to be. I'm very pleased with the results and think I'll have a go at making myself something similar, but next time I'll be doing it the right way instead of Helen's way!
When I got them home and weighed them there was nearly 4 lbs raspberries for a total cost of £1.65. They were lovely raspberries too, not squishy or anything. I rinsed them and drained them and they were overflowing my colander.
I added a few to a sugar free raspberry jelly for dessert.
The rest I laid out on lined baking trays and put in the freezer. When they were frozen I carefully broke them apart and bagged them up.
DD3 has pinched a few to have with yogurt to take with her to work. Raspberries are my favourite soft fruit, followed by blackberries of which I still have lbs and lbs in the freezer from the bumper crop we picked for free this past summer. I generally pay about £1.49 in Aldi for just 300g of frozen raspberries so as you can imagine I am over the moon with my bargain.
Right, that's an update for yesterday. I'm now off to my slimming club and keeping everything I have crossed that I'll hit my 4st off target today. I have been soooooo good this week and if I can lose weight over Christmas surely I deserve 2lb off.