I have elected to stay at home this week because no. 1 son is sitting his GCSE exams. The rain and enforced domesticity (cooking lunch and supper!) made the day seem rather long and I hit the sherry with some relief at six o'clock. Looking back, though, it wasn't all bad.
Earlier in the year I mentioned cutting a rose called Madame Alfred Carriere back rather hard. Well, she has withstood the onslaught:
This is usually listed as a white rose (a climber) but in cooler weather the flowers are a lovely blush pink.
I decided yesterday that the Latvonian mitten was too narrow for any human hand. I've reverted to the four repeats (again!) and even though it may be a bit wide, it looks much better. Funnily enough I'm finding it much easier to knit, too. Each needle has exactly one repeat and I hardly have to follow the chart after the first needle.