How very remiss of me…. All you seem to have heard about for the last few months is knitting, yarns and walking and whilst that seems to be the mainstay of my life at the moment with my overriding obsessive yarn behaviours and the fact I have a new puppy…. I have also been a busy bee in the garden!!! Here is a quick photo update
So in a nutshell that’s chillies, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, potatoes (2 varieties) horseradish, rhubarb, onions, garlic, yellow courgette, courgette, squash, peas, beans, broccoli, parsnips, carrots, beetroots, black currants, red currants, raspberries, Tay berries, strawberries, gooseberries, eating apples, Bramley apples, lettuce, herbs, cucumbers….. Think that’s all….
Granny has now begun her grand tour of Scotland having at 86 caught the train to Glasgow etc etc to visit family and see a few sights and whilst she is away she has a birthday so I dropped a present up to her before she left….
The last time she visited me she fell in love with some linen wool mix that I had in my stash….. And wanted a long waistcoat type thing knitted from it….
I finally found a pattern I could cannibalise from the Rowan Lenpur Linen collection book loaned to me by my lovely friend Alison! And I started to knit…… Double moss stitch all the way with cabling down the front…. The yarn knitted up like sack cloth….. Mmmmmmm was a trial……
However upon sewing up and with some man handling the yarn started to soften…. The pattern looked lovely and it finally got finished in time!!!
Here is Granny modelling her new acquisition!!
She was pleased as punch and decided to take with her on her Scotland adventure!!!
Last week Miss Z turned 5!!!
She accompanied me to Unravel this year and chose a plait of roving that she rather like the look of…. Admittedly I now think we should have had two after the fun and games finding a pattern to make a shrug for her…. Any hoo….. I spun the yarn with the firestar she also chose…. Hot pink firestar no less!!! And found a Drops design pattern that did not need too much yardage….
A while ago I washed out a whole Herdwick fleece and it has sat in my craft room awaiting carding for an age now….. So Saturday after Roath Market I came home and decided to spend the afternoon in the garden dealing!!
Slight breeze…. Coped…
Few clumps…. Dealt with….
Puppy biting chunks out of raw uncared fleece….. Near drove me to distraction!!!