Friday, April 25, 2008

Baby booties

Yesterday I finished a new pair of baby booties.

I love these, because of the rim running around the base of the bootie - making it look like a 'proper sole'.

These booties are make from 100% new wool, and they are beautifully soft and warm.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Things happening in the garden ...

Hedgewitch has inspired me to post my own seedling pictures.

The last year was such a poor growing season, that we have been a little late with sowing our seeds.
But, finally, here they are!
From left to right: cucumbers, runner beans, sweetcorn, tomatoes:

And these dinky things are going to be our salad greens:

And while I was out in the garden, this array of colour by the old wooden stumps caught my eye:

Friday, April 18, 2008

Cotton basket

This cotton basket took me ages to make ... after all, I am a nutty knitter and not a nutty crocheter!

I really like it though, and it is very versatile.
Made from from natural cotton string, it is strong and yet flexible.

Can be viewed in my etsy shop

Saturday, April 12, 2008


My daughter wanted to crochet Totoro for her friend Poppie's birthday. Typically for her, she thought about it two days before the party - so we had a frantic couple of days!
Here are some pictures we took:

In our excitement and rush we forgot to take a picture of the finished item.
Here are a couple I found on the web:

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Blue tits nesting

We put up our nest box years ago, but it was only last year that a pair of blue tits chose it to raise their babies.
This year they are back (or, at least a pair looking just like them!)

To help with the nest building process, we have hung a piece of unspun wool outside. It didn't take them long to find it, and we can watch them pull at it with great enthusiam, taking small amounts into the nest box.

If I manage to take a picture of the blue tits in action, I will post it here.

Sunday, April 6, 2008


Just when I thought spring was on its way!
This morning we woke up to the most snow we have had all winter.

Here are some pictures my daughter took first thing this morning, in her skimpy pyjamas:

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Spring is here ...

We haven't started growing anything in the garden yet, but my needles have been busy ...
This scarf reminds me of spring with it's gentle colour and the vibrant flowers.

May our garden look like this soon!