Thursday, June 2, 2016

Winter





We are into our second official day of winter (June to August) and although the nights have been very cold and the mornings white with frost and fog, the days have been sunny and calm, more like autumn.

A few frosty photos from the garden this morning...



 

I've continued to try and get an hour or so in the garden most days.  Ran out of seaweed that I had brought back from my trip to Stanley recently for the last vegie garden bed...



So I gathered some Plane tree leaves from up behind the church, pulled up the stakes and wire that had been used to support the tomato plants, spread the leaves and lay the wire on top to prevent them from blowing away...


As the early mornings are so cold (around 0'C these last few mornings) I do my walk late morning rather than early, and usually again in the late afternoon.

This winter weather has me in knitting mode.  I've recently bought some natural wool from Black Hills in New Zealand...


And some from Wirrarorra in South Australia...

 The New Zealand wool is a 10 ply and I think from Corriedale and Romney sheep.  I may order more from them, but will see how it knits up first.

The South Australian wool is 8 ply from Corriedale and Merino sheep and is lovely and soft, and as their stocks are low due to difficulties in finding spinning facilities in Australia, I have ordered some more while it is available.  Should be here any day now!!

Thinking up ideas as to what to knit/crochet with it :))

Finished the baby blanket I was working on and have another one ready to put together...


And finding inspiration in THIS book from the library.  Full of lovely interior ideas, and advice and hints for setting up an online store from home. I might have to buy this one...


Linking in with Yarn Along.  Go visit, for lots of read/knit inspiration and ideas from fellow bloggers...


Time to bring in some more firewood...stoke up the fire...don my coat, hat and gloves...and go for my walk!

Should be nice and toasty when I get back :))

xx

Postscript

My yarn arrived!!!

 such beautiful natural shades

Grandson Denver was over tonight, so while he was on the computer I availed myself of his presence to wind some of the yarn into balls...
I don't think he even noticed :))

xx


6 comments:

  1. Love your cool pictures - it's in the 90's in CA

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  2. Hi Leslie! I don't like the heat, so give me 'cool' anytime :)) xx

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  3. Beautiful yarn - I love frosty mornings!

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    1. Hi Lucy! Frosty is good...especially when you are inside looking out :)) xx

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