I discovered rather late in life that I love theme parks.
But I do not love waiting in line.
So today I took my knitting - with something fun to knit, the waiting flies by!
(Walibi with our teenage visitors).
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Saturday, 21 May 2011
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Saturday, 14 May 2011
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Monday, 9 May 2011
Sunday, 8 May 2011
Discovering David Austin roses is a bit like discovering luxury yarn - you wonder what you did before and there is no turning back.
(and you can save the labels! )
They are bred to be deliciously scented and resistant to insects and disease.
So like with the yarn, there's a bigger initial investment, but the payback is well worth it.
This is Abraham Darby - with fabulously shaped petals that make it look a little like a peony.
This year it was the second rose to bloom.
Every year I am surprised by these roses, they start off looking orange, but as they open they fade to a beautiful pink. I love the way that they look sun-lit even when there's no sun because of their shading.
It is a parfums de provence Regatta van Meinimo by Meilland.
Here you see three of them, the "first" one is the shy one right at the back.
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Monday, 2 May 2011
I had planned to knit with this "Truly, Madly, Deeply" yarn, as a tribute to the royal couple on their big day:
But I needed something I didn't have to look at or think about, so in the end I went with this (at least it's the right colour with bits of royal blue).