Saturday, 14 June 2008

No Knit Saturday and Green Thumb Sunday

Saturday was World Wide Knit In Public Day. (It says at the top of this entry that it's still Saturday but actually, here in The Land Down Under, it's late Sunday afternoon.) I hope all the knitters who visit here had a fun day. I couldn't make any meetups 'cause of work (but I told my mother about it and she took her knitting with her when she went out to coffee in the morning. Onya Mum.) I spent most of yesterday and today doing paperwork. I have a week to go before I have to submit reports and then I get some me~time back. I can't wait.

Someone around here got to relax over the weekend, though:

Sometimes I wish I could swap places with her.

Despite all the hard work, there have been some nice things happening here at Chez Inkberry. I received this gorgeous package from my Ravelry swap pal, tasknits:

Isn't the washcloth pretty?
And doesn't the variegated cotton work well with the pattern? (It's Anchor Magicline.)
I love it!

This is one of the washcloths I sent to my swap partner, another Victorian Lace facecloth from Jan Eaton's 200 Crochet Blocks:

I made a Simple Dishcloth too.

I also discovered that inkberryblue had been linked by a blogger called the crafty gardener which was flattering (thank you)
and which led me to some fabulous gardening sites, that are listed on the crafty gardener's blog.
I'm in the process of joining a community of bloggers who post about the happenings in their gardens in Green Thumb Sunday
...and I was inspired to go out and take some quick photographs in my little piece of the Earth.
I humbly present to you a few shots of the cyclamen that is sitting at my front door, flourishing in the cold nights we're currently experiencing:

I love its beautiful deep pink colour and its petals.
They remind me of butterfly wings:

I'm going to finish off with my own selection of links to gorgeous gardening posts. I hope you enjoy looking at:

  • primrose designs ~ who also has a fabulous online store that sells, amongst other things, vintage buttons,

  • Gayla Trail's post about a beautiful kitchen garden at You Grow Girl,

  • and one of the latest blog entries by the ever inspiring Alicia Paulson.

    Happy week, everybody.


Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Such a pretty post -- kitty, crochet, and flowers!

Rachel said...

That spiral-y washcloth is awesome! And I love the light in your cat photograph!

Nan said...

I wish I could swap places with your kitty too!

I had to LOL when I saw the wash cloth you received, because not more then 5 minutes ago, I found it on Ravelry and printed it! I have been in a crafting rut the past week and have made 5 dishcloths now and was looking for a new pattern to try.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Glad you are joining in on Green Thumb Sunday.
I love the wash cloths you received, and have saved the pattern to the doily one.
Thanks for mentioning The Gardener Side. I've also got some dish cloth patterns up on The Crafty Side