Saturday, 4 June 2005

Domestic bliss

Ah, life is good. We're having a wonderful end to a wonderful week of work and school. Today started with a baking session, which meant we a batch of the most delicicous muffins to eat made from apple, carrot, raisins, maple syrup, and honey (etc). These are the remaining two for me and DH tonight:


After that I did some unintended hard work in my garden. I was just going to plant my bean and pea plants, but ended up clearing a little section of the border for them so that I can get to them more easily. It doesn't look much, but it took about 3 hours:

The new veg patch

Yes the obelisk is wonky; it just about survived a neighbour's massive tree crashing across 3 gardens (our being the last one) a couple of winters ago.

Then of course there's the knitting part of the day. First up my mohair wrap is off the needles; I just need to sew in the ends and find a suitable yarn to use to edge it with a row of tiny blue/purple beads across the wavy ends:

Wave hello!

And yes, I have to admit, I did start something new. It's just a small project so I can justify it to myself whilst waiting for my Lana Grossa yarn to arrive from Germany. It's Knitty's "Branching Out" in lilac Jaeger Alpaca:

What? A new WIP?!

I'm quite getting into this lacy knitting, although I still find it awkward working on circular needles. I know I didn't have to for this, but I wanted the practice.

The edging for Angel is creeping along, and I've now reached the decrease rows of the diagonal crochet baby blanket! Yippee - nearly done!


Fiona (beatties) said...

Hey Steph!
I'm glad it's not just me who has many WIPs!! I bought yarn this week for two more projects and have completed most of the back of a dk vest and started a whole new thing... 4ply!! I've never gone so fine (apart from my 1 pair of socks) and there's a little bit of lace as well... might me a while before thats finished!

Tracy said...

Branching Out is a lovely pattern isn't it, so delicate and effective.