Monday, 30 August 2010

Sweet Spring

It's still officially winter in Australia but Nature is definitely saying it's spring.
The mornings are warmer, the days are longer, the birds have begun to gather nesting material, freesias and jasmine are sweetly scenting the air...I love this time of the year. I spent the weekend in my garden,
sweeping and weeding and repotting,
clearing up the damage from the March flood,
kept company by industrious bees

and small, squabbling honeyeaters.

Amongst the debris from the storm, lots of flowers were blooming,
including a delicate native flame pea

and the coral gum I planted when I first moved here.

It was a lovely way to spend Saturday and Sunday.

I spent time crocheting a new blanket too. I'm making one with Lucy's Granny Stripe pattern. I haven't taken any progress shots yet but I have managed to take a picture of the yarn I'm using. I've chosen colours to go with my living room. It's going to be bright!

In other crafty news,

which I have given to my good friend Robbo,

  • I've worked on a stirling silver and copper ring:

which I've since oxidised and polished

  • and, lastly, I have had the pleasure of seeing my What the Dickens Fingerless Mittens being made by somebody else! A lovely and busy blogger from Holland has crocheted four pairs, which you can see here. I really like the yarn she's chosen.

And you?
I'd love to hear about what's happening in your corner of the Earth.



2paw said...

Oh how exciting to see someone making your WTD!!!
I am glad your garden is bringing you joy, and that it has persevered in spite of the flooding.
Gorgeous ring and lovely cowl!!
It is tipping down with rain here, and I think our Spring really doesn't come till the Spring Equinox, we have our best snow in September!I am excited to see your crocheting, I love the colours. Will you do the pretty edging?? I think you should.

Balkan Style Bloggers said...

We're heading into the fall in my parts! All of your flowers are beautiful, and the colours for your blanket would work in my living room too! :) Happy crocheting.

Melissa said...

We are heading into fall in my neck of the woods expect summer is still trying to hang-on desperately here.

You have a beautiful garden and your crocheting is beautiful too.

Anonymous said...

Love the photos, gorgeous flowers
Goodgonegirl, raverly

jessyz said...

The ring is gorgeous and the cowl too

Red Hen (dette) said...

The contrast of the reds and the beautiful blue of the sky is stunning. The weather has been delightful of late (although in reality a little more rain- minus any flooding would have been useful)
I like the colours you have chosen for your rug, looking forward to seeing the progress.

Beverly said...

The flowers are beautiful! So different that what I see here in Oklahoma where we are supposed to be heading into fall, but the sun still thinks it's the middle of summer. Enjoy your spring! I enjoyed the lovely pictures.

Inkivääri said...

Lovely pics:) It so amazing - we are going to winter throw autumn now and yu are waiting for summer:]

Aussie Maria said...

Read your post on Knit4Charities group and enjoying reading your blog and peeping at your projects on Ravelry.

Indigo Blue said...

I have completed a granny blanket with Lucy but it is crocheting thing lovely like your cowl that I really want to have a go at. However the patterns confuse me.