This is one of those days when I’m so incredibly relieved that I wrote the majority of this blog yesterday. Â I’m currently in a nanowrimo induced walking coma. Â You see, I was away this weekend visiting the lovely Jeni of Fyberspates and having a fantastic catch-up with her. I did manage to write 2000 words while I was away but there were still more to go last night. Tonight I have passed the 10k mark. I would be incredibly pleased if I wasn’t so exhausted!
Now to the crafty and visity stuff.
I had to rip my last project. I’d doubled two strands of worsted to knit a chunky pattern and had created a yarn that was far too thick. So it was basically a bit like knitting with cardboard and the resulting fabric wasn’t that dissimilar to cardboard either! So rip rip it went and I’m now knitting in Scrumptious chunky instead. Unfortunately you’ll have to wait until next week for pictures.
Jeni introduced me to the crack that is Burford Garden Centre. This place hasÂ magicalÂ properties over your wallet. It will effortlessly divest it of cash.
I bought some bulbs! Blue tulips and giant Alliums. Hopefully I’ll avoid what happened the last time I bought blue tulips. I bought some from a stall at the flower market in Amsterdam, planted them in some nice pots and then forgot about them. It must have been at least a year later when I remembered the blue tulips and realised that I’d not seen a single one. However I did have loads of yellow ones! Hopefully this lot will come up blue.
The mobile signal around Jeni’s cottage is nonÂ existent so my battery was eaten up quite quickly as it searched for a signal. As a result I didn’t take any pictures of Jeni’s unit and the many wonderful yarns inside. Â Instead I offer you some pictures of Minty, Jeni’s lovely black and white cat sleeping before the fire in her cottage.
Minty is very fond of the wood burner.