Sunday, November 18, 2007

Swim with me to keep this boat afloat

Thanks for the support on my huge rant from Friday night. To clarify, I don't want everyone to like crochet, but I just want people not to hate so much, and be abusive in that hate.. That's how wars start, people.

The flies and chronic hayfever have stopped me from gardening past 9.30 in the morning, but I've still managed to mow the grass (note that I don't write "lawn"), move another barrel, fill it with soil and plant rocket and baby spinach, and also plant some more strawberries.

Look at my snow peas!

Snow peas

This lettuce is growing so fast that we can't eat it fast enough.


After gardening it's back inside for a shower, a handful of anti-histamines and the rest of the day on the sofa crocheting with the Gilmore Girls. Not that I'm complaining, mind you!

Yesterday I went to the Rose Gardens and Old Parliament house to watch the wedding of a dear friend's daughter. Between the roses, the beautiful bridal party and the carefree attitude of the bride and groom, this was probably the prettiest wedding I have ever been to. Inspired by the prettiness of it all, I went shopping straight afterwards.

Pretty Grignasco Strong Print sock wool. Probably it will be a Radiant Shawl for me. And Cleckheaton Country 8 ply at the very pretty price of $2.

Grignasco Strong Print

In the mailbox , I had some pretty stitch markers which I'd bought on Etsy, made just for crochet!

Stitch markers Stitch markers

And my pretty Radiant Shawl is still coming along nicely, thank you for asking. I can't wait to finish it!

Radiant shawl - day 2


  1. oh great looking snow peas and lettuce! I wanted to grow snow peas this year but ran out of room.

    and the shawl! Pretty!

  2. Excellent vegetables. I just have a "lawn" full of dandelions. I should attempt to develop a taste for dandelion tea, so I can proclaim my "harvest".
    As to the c/k debate. You would think, wouldn't you, that people who engage in any form of craft would be capable of acknowledging, if not actually admiring, the results of other people's skills. But there you are.

  3. ooooooh i am so jealous of your garden!!!
    My snow peas are growing 'great guns' but no sign of flowers/fruit yet, and my lettuce is really pathetic =S
    The Radiant Shawl is gorgeous - even more so in real life!! =)

  4. Wow, that lettuce is sensational!

    And cleckheaton country for $2 a ball?? WHERE????


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