I hope you have had a good week. Mine has been pretty stressful at times but I'm, once again, focusing on the good bits.
1. Armfuls of the softest yarn.
Last year I gradually built up a small stash of luxury yarn. This year I sort of forgot about my stash building dreams and I really need more colours and balls to begin a big project. But on impulse, needing a portable project to keep me busy, I took my current collection on a family visit with me last week.
They are various brands of cashmere and merino blends.
I have been wanting to make a really warm scarf for the winter and thought I would use natural fibres as they are so much cosier than man made.
Without a pattern and wanting to use all my colours I chose the simplest solution for a girl who has just finished a blanket of many squares.......a scarf of many squares.
These are tiny two round granny squares.
Once again I'm using the join-as-you-go method and I really pleased with how it's looking so far......
The colours are lovely and the yarn is gorgeous to work with. I'll take some better (daylight ) photos to share with you lovelies soon.
In case you were wondering, the book by my lamp is Anne of Green Gables........I'm back to reading classics I can vaguely recall from my own childhood.....like I did last Autumn
Gentle and heartwarming tales seem to be what I'm craving right now.
2.Bright Autumn walks.
Fresh air and quiet places are such a tonic, especially at this beautiful time of year.
The golden Silver Birches are stunning.
and so are the frosty fallen leaves.
I just loved the sun shining trough the Oak leaves.....
These reminded me of washing on the line.
3. Finding another heart............
When I turned around from taking the oak leaf picture I noticed this heart shape in the trees trunk :0)
4. An Amaryllis . I was thrilled to find the Amaryllis kits were back in the shops this week . This will be the third year I've grown one of these beauties in the depths of winter..........
Today I'll plant this bulb and hopefully I'll have huge stunning red flowers to enjoy in a few weeks.
I love watching these grow , first a little shoot, then leaves and a stem getting taller by the day. Then the bud opens oh so slowly. It's great fun to observe and the reward for a bit of care is really beautiful.
I picked up a couple to give as gifts too.....my first one was a gift from my sister in law , so it was nice to return the favour this year.
Thanks for reading and all your sweet comments.