I have a knitting finish.
Morning Surf Scarf in my hand-dyed, handspun yarn. I’m so proud of how this turned out!
Gorgeous Girl is a tad scarf obsessed at the moment (she turns clothes and fabric into scarves – shame it’s the height of summer…) and she just had to try it on.
I’m giving this to a friend, I hope she likes it. I have enough yarn left over (I hope) to make one for me. I don’t usually make the same project back to back, but I’ve cast on for mine already.
The bounty from the garden continues, last night for dinner the only thing on the plate that had been purchased was the sausages.
Gorgeous Man and Gorgeous Girl dug up one potato bush. This was the haul.
They are really yummy. Also an heirloom variety, but I forget the name.
Here is the candy striped beetroot ready to be covered in olive oil and roasted.
After cooking the beetroot was skinned and tossed in a garden salad.
This year, for the first time, the guinea fowl who frequent our yard have a large brood of chicks. It’s been really fun watching the tiny little babies turn into adolescents. Here is a really bad shot of them, but is the best I can get. They are really skittish!
This is our front yard. The wire will eventually become part of a chook (chicken) coop. The photo is not crooked, my front yard does slope that much.
We had Christmas Round Two today as some cards and parcels from Grandparents and Uncles and Aunties in Australia arrived today. Gorgeous Girl is thrilled with her new handbag and book. Because of the way the postal system works (or rather doesn’t) she thinks that all major celebrations like birthdays and Christmas are extended celebrations.
I’ve been clearing up my craft room. The yarn/fibre stash is organised, I’ve sorted out the scrapbooking area (which is the top of a chest of drawers on which I store my supplies). Right now I’m working on the sewing table, which has turned into such a mess that I can hardly reach the sewing machine. I’ve made a promise to myself to keep the other desk in the room clear so that I can work without clearing it off first. Two weeks in, so far so good, and I’m finding it does increase my productivity if I don’t have to clear up junk before cutting out fabric or making a card.
What kickstarted the spring cleaning was a certain Gorgeous Man who signed me up for Library Thing. His Christmas present to me was to catalogue my entire collection of History books, which meant that the overfilled bookshelf was sorted out and tidied up. He banned me from my craft room for three days while he worked on it.
Thank you for all the well wishes for Gorgeous Man. The antibiotics are working and he is feeling much better.