Wednesday, May 12, 2010
This mothers day I started my day with a visit to an open garden with my parents. The garden was mainly set on 1 acre of steep slope. There were mainly rhododendrons, azaleas and wonderful deciduous trees, including lots of magnolias. It was a a truelly inspiring garden, even more so as my little patch of garden is dominated by gum tree and no autumn colour to speak of. The sheer size of some of the leaves was great to see and walking on fallen crunching leaves is always envocative of childhood.
Then we all headed off to watch #1 child play soccer and then we all headed off to lunch at the nearby tavern for a really nice late lunch. All in All a fantastic day.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
These are more Dorea knots that I have been practicing. These will become necklaces for the children.
Here we have a braclet and a dragonfly I made. Yes more knots for practice.
And for something a little different I thought I would try the sev[en]circle pattern. I really like this wool I have hand dyed myself and it looks good when knitted. The sev[en]circle looks good BUT I decided to frog this because I was not sure I would wear it much and the wool was too nice to use on something I would not wear lots. It is not quite a scarf as it does not sit close to the neck, so there I was frogging something I had knitted. Sad but the right choice.