My 2014 challenges are:-
1) Knit one hat each week for The Innocent Big Knit.
2) Do something nice for me.
3) Choose a non fiction book from the library.
Yet another pattern has been used for the hats this month. This one is Innocent Big Knit Garlic by Juliet Bernard and can be found on Ravelry. As you can see, they look like garlic bulbs. The pattern calls for size 3.75mm needles, but I didn't have any so I knit on a smaller size 3.25mm but they're still an ok size and will fit on the top of an Innocent Smoothie bottle.
A Day Out In York was my nice thing for March. I had such a lovely time ambling about on my own, it's something I must do much more of.
My non fiction book for March was A Companion & Guide To The Wars Of The Roses by Peter Bramley. It's a really interesting book for anyone wanting to know more about this period in history. It starts with the background to the wars, then goes on to name the main protagonists before dividing up the country by region with information on sites relating to the wars. You may remember the post I did last year, A History Tour In Four Parts. We'd visited various places with connections to The Wars of the Roses and these are mentioned in the book, along with many other places. There's other sites I'd now like to visit after reading this book.
Eleanor's school was closed yesterday due to the teacher's strike action so Mick took the day off work thinking we'd be able to have a day out. It was a lovely sunny morning but the afternoon turned to heavy rain, so it was just as well that Eleanor had plenty of revision to be getting on with for her GCSE's. We all ended up having a day at home. Eleanor's working really hard on her revision for her exams. She's got extra sessions at school over the Easter holiday which she's only too happy to attend as it isn't long now until the exams start. I hope all the effort she's putting in will show in her results.