I will be taking up my unfinished One Row Lace Scarf as I am sure I will be babysitting at some stage so my daughter and her hubby can go out for dinner on their own. I was going to see if I could take it on the plane and do some knitting during the flight as apparently the rules have been relaxed as far as knitting on board is concerned now. However I have been told by people who have flown that sometimes it depends on those who are working on screening the hand luggage so I will put the scarf in my suitcase instead.
My book by Yoke Mardewi called Wild Sourdough by Hand arrived on Friday and it has some good information in it about sourdough and also some delicious looking recipe...
...like Sweet Potato and Cheddar Sourdough...
...and Orange Flavoured Sourdough Challah.
The first part of the book goes through the basics of making a sourdough starter and then how to bake a loaf and mantain the starter. The second half is full of recipes that I hope to try out when I get a chance to read the book properly. I think it will be a good reference book to have on hand.
This time last year I was caught up in the 1st May rain event in SE Queensland . You may have read the account of it in my post Travel Chaos. Planes were grounded for hours and when we eventually were allowed to board our plane we had to walk across the tarmac in pouring rain which resulted in having to sit in soaked clothes for three and a half hours for the two and a half hour flight as the plane stayed on the tarmac for an hour after boarding while waiting for a break in the weather to take off. There was also a backlog of planes waiting to take off as well of course. By the time we arrived in Mt.Isa I was just starting to dry out unlike my baggage which was absolutely soaked. There is rain forecast when I fly next Friday but this time I am prepared and have bought a raincoat to put on. I would take an umbrella but I daresay they are banned in case I decided to clout someone with it :-)
So the next few days will be filled with making lists of what to take with me, what to buy for the menfolk so they don't starve and what to cook for them before I leave. Then there are also the ten rows of seam edges that still need to be snipped on my grandson's rag quilt before it is washed and dried. The snips are just so good to use and I would recommend them to anyone who plans on sewing a rag quilt.
Have a great week everyone!