Saturday, 2 June 2018

Bargain eggs and a knitted shrug

I finished knitting the little shrug this morning. I obviously won't be wearing it with this t shirt but I am pleased with how it has turned out. Sometimes it is a little cool for bare shoulders but too warm for a full blown cardigan/jumper.  It will protect the back of my neck from the sun without making me overheat.
Later on, we went to collect a tray of eggs from the farm and spotted a sign on the egg table saying 'seconds'. There wasn't anything there so I asked the young woman what exactly was a 'second' egg. She showed me some that she had just collected.  The shells are a bit lumpy or slightly chalky looking.  Needless to say we bought the tray of seconds that she was putting together.  30 free range eggs for £2 is a great bargain and in any case I am not planning on eating the shells:-)



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  1. It does make you wonder about how fussy we seem to have got. Who cares what the shells look like. I would have snapped them up like a shot.
    Love the little shrug, you're right, sometimes all you need is your arms covered. Bet you'll be making another one of those.
    Briony
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    1. I have another on the needles. It is a beautiful autumn coloured one.

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  2. People are too particular; we've gotten used to "perfect" everything, from egg shels to fruits and vegetables to the boxes our cereal or crackers come in! I'd have bought the eggs, too.

    What a cute shrug, and now I'm wondering if this is the solution to my office wear dilemma - I have a lot of sleeveless tops but the office is air-conditioned. Thanks for the idea.

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    1. I turned a couple of fluffy scarves into shrugs quite a few years ago. They are so comfortable to wear.

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  3. Your shrug is cute. I wear shawls in the air conditioning for the same reason. Great deal on the eggs. I buy mine from my neighbor. She sells the small ones at a discount.

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    1. I love knitting and wearing shawls. They just add a nice extra layer.
      The 'egg place' is about to bring some new stock into the fields. They will lay very small eggs for a while and I will be able to buy a tray of 30 for £2. They are a great size for making pickled eggs

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  4. Lovely shrug and well done on your bargain eggs :-)

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  5. Gorgeous shrug. We usually get the 'second' eggs from my brothers chickens and the bantam eggs too as most won't buy them as they prefer the bigger eggs - the smaller eggs taste better! Emmax

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