Sunday, 27 March 2011

Finally made something my husband claimed !

A friend suggested these two yarns would make a good Jared Flood style striped scarf. I thought it would be fun to turn it on the bias and then use garter stitch (which used to be my least favourite stitch, but worked on the bias, with fine yarn on needles 1-2 sizes bigger than for stockinette, it is my current favourite - like for Hitchhiker).

As I was knitting it my husband started to take interest (unusual, because he's fairly immune to knitwear as a result of overexposure). I let him try it on and the colours suited him.

So I finished it last night - hoping he'll get to wear it once or twice before it's time to stow the winter woolies (lavender and/or cedar balls).

Tea time

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Just be patient....

 All of these plants may not look like much at the moment, but will soon be a riot of colour.

Day lilies - these were here when we bought the house and every year I amazed at how quickly they shoot back up from nothing!

This was also here when we bought the house - we call it the pompom bush - I'm sure it has a proper latin name. Anyone know what it is?


Wednesday, 23 March 2011

This month in the garden

The garden is changing daily, so I thought I'd try to record the changes as they happen.

The forsythia is in full bloom now (the flowers seemed to take almost 3 weeks to come out this year).

For me when it starts to flower I know it's time to prune the roses.  That's now been done and most of the other post-winter tidying.

Soon the bluebells will be drowning everything!

The tulips are nearly ready to bloom (the bluebells are all around them).

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Another Noro bias lace scarf

There are currently 35 examples on ravelry.

Click on the link to see the other versions:

noro bias lace scarves on ravelry