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,
- I've crocheted a One Row Lace Cowl:
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.
I'd love to hear about what's happening in your corner of the Earth.