Using the organic wool and alpaca mix I mentioned a few weeks ago, I'm knitting this Seachange Gansey. It's absolutely gorgeous to knit with and not a smidge of itch or scratch about it. At £2.50 for 100g from Kemps it's a bargain. I finshed knitting last night ( used less than 500g) and have blocked it this morning
Just need to sew it together tonight and then I'll be ready to go out on my trawler (not really!)
I've also managed to make some sheepskin booties for a friend's newborn:
Born out of necessity, I've discovered a cough / sore throat medicine to add to my supplies ( although one bottle's disappeared already).
Take 50g (ish) fresh thyme and juice of a lemon, pour over 300ml boiling water and leave to infuse overnight.
Strain off the liquid and add 500g sugar and a small jar of honey (2-300g). When dissolved, bring to the boil and simmer until it thickens a little. Pour into sterilised bottles and seal. I added a couple of sprigs of fresh thyme and strips of lemon peel to mine for extra infused goodness. Thyme has excellent anti bacterial properties as does the lemon and honey. Take either by the spoonful, or a generous amount topped up with hot water until symptoms start to ease.