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.
I've gone back to Alison Hogg's Big Knit hat pattern this month, but as you can see, I've knit the hats in two tone. I think it makes them look a bit different, and I'm still loving this pattern. You can find it on The Creations of Crazy Dazy blog.
I think these little flowers just finish the hats off nicely.
I had a lie in for my nice thing for April. I can't tell you how long it's been since I've slept in past eight in the morning, and even eight's late for me. I'm not a very good sleeper, I'm usually awake during the night unable to get back to sleep and I wake very early. The slightest thing disturbs me, and the slightest worry or niggle keeps me awake. I walk around exhausted most of the time as I know I don't get enough sleep, so when I woke one weekend morning and managed to get back to sleep, I took advantage and didn't stir until about ten, I couldn't believe it. I even stayed there even longer and read my book. A rare treat indeed.
I've found, through researching my family tree, that my ancestors have lived in Leeds since 1777, perhaps even earlier than that as I haven't been able to trace my tree further back yet. This has piqued my interest in local history, I often wonder what the area was like when earlier generations of my family were alive. The book I've chosen from the library for April is Blue Plaques of Leeds by Dyson and Grady. The blue plaques have been placed on buildings in Leeds and a short description on the plaque tells something about why it has been put there, but this book has more in depth information. It's so interesting reading about the people and places in Leeds from many years ago and why they have been commemorated in this way.
It's been a quiet weekend here. Mick was supposed to be playing cricket on Saturday but the match was cancelled due to rain, though I think the decision was made rather early as it brightened up and we managed to do a bit of gardening. Eleanor spent the weekend revising for her GCSE's which are now just two weeks away. A scary thought.