I lit the wood-burner this morning, as it's a little nippy here - although not too cold. But, as the house has been closed up for 10 weeks, I thought a little background warmth would be nice.
However - I forgot that I had blacked the stove with a proprietary product (specially meant for cast-iron wood-burning stoves) and had not used it since.
My neighbour had called round to see how I was, and as we were talking, I realised the room was filling with smoke. Not due to the stove itself, but this 'blacking' product which was smoking as it got hot.
Also, not much chance of warming up the house, as I have now had to open all the doors and windows to try and get rid of the smoke!
Remember that carrot from Mollie Makes? Well I have created my own pattern for a similar one (but easier to fill) and have an order for ten! So guess what I'm going to be doing for the next few days!
I'll put the pattern on Ravelry when I've tested it out and sent off the carrots! They're £3.50 each, plus postage, if anyone would like one for their favourite pussycat's Christmas box! Just drop me a line!