I'm crocheting a baktus scarf/wrap. At least, I think I am. I don't actually know what 'baktus' means. It may be something to do with the fact that it is worked in one strip, from one end to the other, without a centre seam. It may also be something to do with the fact that it is supposed to take only one ball of yarn to make, in which case I've been disqualified already as I'm just about to start ball number three.
If you search 'baktus' in Ravelry, you'll find lots of examples (mostly knitted) but this is the pattern I'm using as a guide. Except I'm not using sock yarn but Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in apple green (adore that colour) and a 5mm hook. Plus I may have made a few other minor tweaks. So far, it's just been a lot of double crochet (US single crochet) and very little else but I hope to move on to the edging after tonight.
That is, of course, if nobody minds me removing the remote controls first. Honestly! That's exactly how I found my crochet one morning. No respect!
I've started my cut flower planting in earnest. I popped a few packets of bulbs in my trolley when I went shopping which have now been planted and I have placed a teeny order for a selection of seedlings which should be delivered in a week or two. Thank you so much for your cat deterrent advice - Comberspud, I laughed out loud at your lion poo suggestion! I found some cat pepper at a local hardware shop which, so far, seems to be working magnificently!
I had a lovely Mothers' Day on Sunday. I say lovely, it was pretty low-key but the bickering was minimal which was definitely a treat. Blondie Daughter wrote me a beautiful poem inside a handmade card and Blondie Son presented me with a bunch of flowers. They're already looking a little tired but I'm going to squeeze every minute out of them - one day soon it won't be me he's buying flowers for. Sad face.
I've hauled my little case of spring/summer shoes down from the top of the wardrobe and am officially in 'shoe transition' phase. My winter boots haven't been put away yet; they're still in easy reach but so now are my pretty slip-ons. I don't have lots of shoes but, without fail, I forget what I do have and opening the case is always a little bit like a shoe-Christmas! It's quite hard knowing what to wear at this time of year. Would you believe I was gardening in a vest top at the weekend? I'm chuffing freezing today.