Drizzly weather greeted us first thing this morning, but as I have no chores lined up today it didn't put a dampner on my mood.
Plus we have a pretty great weekend lined up, more of that anon.
Just for a change we made pancakes for breakfast. We often have a cooked brekkie at weekends.
Black Farmer's sausages or Spoilt Pig bacon, with eggs and mushrooms.
But the pancakes are better for our waistlines and our purses. Mind you not if you eat them in Sinatra quantities. Just a squeeze of lemon and the tiniest drizzle of honey. Lots of hot coffee, perfection.
I decided too as I'm up to date with most things in the home I could catch up with reading some magazines. All in all a well earned lazy Saturday morning.
As I mentioned before, this week I have made a start on my woven rug. I'm making it from the Ryeland fleece I bought from a local farmer. I have hand processed it apart from using an electric carder, borrowed from a chum. Carding, in case you don't know, removes unwanted knots from the fleece and aligns the fibres. You could after this stage spin the wool and make a yarn with it.
I promised Chickpea I would post some pics of the peg loom I'm using. The loom cost me £11.50 and the fleece £5.00. The jute twine was an absolute steal from Hobbycraft at £1.99.
The fleece is ultra squidgy, soft and warm and so should be ideal for a bedside rug. In my mind I'm hoping the woven fleece will give a 'pebbled' look to the rug. Btw, when it is finished the jute string will not be visible.