On the Hunt for joy – Week 16 – Tighten Up (helpful tools)

Had I known what Cee Neuner’s Tighten up challenge was about a few hours earlier, I could have taken a different photo. Coincidentally Hubby had tightened a screw on the back of a bookshelf he had made. (I discovered a minor problem with it during my spring cleaning, which I am doing a little at a time during lockdown.) By the time the challenge post was published the bookshelf was back in position and fully loaded with books.

Spot the odd-one-out!

Instead there is a very old screwdriver, which feels good to hold, alongside some equipment I use for my knitting projects. Knitting gives me a sense of achievement. If you are wondering what I am knitting, the answer (with a picture) is on my other blog, Sue’s Trifles. During April posts for the Blogging from A to Z in April Challenge predominate, but normal service should be resumed on Sue’s Trifles in May!


Unlikely to be appreciated

A misshapen knitted sheep
A misshapen knitted sheep

A few years ago I knitted a sheep. Knitting toys perhaps requires more skill than knitting garments. It is unlikely that anyone would appreciate my sheep as a gift, so I have kept the poor thing!

The photo challenge from the Daily Post is Unlikely.


Sweet shade of pink

This week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post is Sweet.

I didn’t take a photo of some cheesecake, which I enjoyed. There weren’t any cute animals or children about, but the shade of pink I am using for my latest knitting project is one I regard as sweet.

I had a useful amount of yarn left over from a child’s jacket I knitted last year. A pattern I have used many times is for some baby clothes suitable for premature babies. The hat is not yet complete. There are ends to sew in and buttons and button-loops to add. The ball of yarn hardly seems to have reduced in size. I shall be knitting bootees and mittens and perhaps another set or more! The special baby unit at the local hospital is grateful for these items.

Baby's hat and pink yarn
Baby’s hat and pink yarn

What would you call this shade of Baby Pink? What we call candyfloss in the UK is known as spun sugar in the US, I think.