Sunday, July 15, 2012

Shawls update

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With the rain pouring down since Friday, I've had plenty of time to knit on my shawls.


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I finished the 4th clue of The Summer Solstice Mystery Shawl last night. I haven't made any extra repeats of either clue 3 or 4 as I have been afraid of running out of yarn. I think we can make the shawl longer in clue 5 so I might do that.

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So hard to capture the right colour of this one... It is a bit greener in real life. I am going to knit extended version of the TTL Mystery Shawl. I was so lucky to win the 2nd prize in Candy Skeins giveaway a while ago, and the price was two skeins of yarn one being the same colourway as I am knitting this shawl in :)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Vegetable garden

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We have had a few days with warmth so the vegetable garden has grown so much that you almost have seen it from day to day :)
The kids had to pull up a couple of radishes to see if they have grown big enough - they still need to grow a few days more.

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Radish.

Sugar snaps flower

The Sugar snaps have started to bloom.

Lettuce

Lettuce - need to grow bigger.

Carrots and potato

Carrots and potatoes.

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Potatoes.

Growing :)

Tomatoes, strawberries, leeks, potatoes, sugar snaps peas, hyssop, chives, borage, carrots, red currants, raspberries, rhubarb, coriander, thyme, radish, lettuce and nasturtiums  :)

Friday, July 6, 2012

A brief taste of summer

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Two days filled with sun and above 20 C :)
We've been out for hours soaking up the sun, getting freckles, lots of popsicles, knitting, watching the vegetables grow in the garden, feeding the ducks in the park, more popsicles, playing in the park, sun smelling laundry and cinnamon rolls.

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I've finished the 3rd clue of Wendy's Summer Solstice Mystery Shawl.
Today with the sun gone and the rain back, I've picked up my TTL Mystery Shawl. I've only knitted 2 of the clues, so I have a bit left...

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Did you see my couch made of pallets in the first photo?
The kids love it! There is so much cool stuff you can make out of old pallets and cable drums.
The table in the first photo with my knitting on, is an old cable drum :) It feels great to re-use things and I'd love to have a kitchen table like this one.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Summer Solstice Mystery Shawl

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Anyone else knitting Wendy's Summer Solstice Mystery Shawl?
I finished clue 2 yesterday and looking forward to the next that comes soon.
I'm knitting mine in Little Traveller by The Sanguine Grypho. Love the colours! The shawl is supposed to be knit on 3,75 mm, but I don't have a circular needle in that size, so I use 3,5 mm. So hopefully it wont be too small... 
It's not the best photo as the needle is a bit too short, so I can't stretch it much. But I really like the combination of lace and nupps :)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Bogbean :: Bukkeblad

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Our plank path over the bog is surrounded by Bogbeans - beautiful!
This little flower seem to multiply more and more each year. 

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Firts a tiny pink/purple bud

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That become tiny white flowerbuds

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Before they opens up into these fluffy white flowers.

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