yesterday i took a trip to the tron (hamilton) and caught up with a very old friend who had these goodies waiting! onions - someone had given them a big bagful, more than they could use but the eggs are from her sweet chickens and the walnuts from their tree. and the basket was for me - she claims that i passed this addiction onto her - of that i am proud!
i just had to separate these two off from the araucanas as i am smitten with the colour. i might blow the egg out and save the shell so i can continue to fill my boots with that hue!
these are some socks i knitted a while ago. the other day i was wearing them and thought they felt really strange - little wonder - there was a big hole in the bottom of the heel. while watching 'call the midwife' i got to do some darning and was very happy with the plaid effect the yarn gave me.
i have so much leftover sock yarn, not enough for a pair or even one sock, but some of which i really like so i decided to mash it up. i like that as i knit a particular colour i would remember who those socks had been made for. most often when i finish a pair they seem to go straight on a chilly pair of feet but most times not mine! so, on this beautiful spring day, with no one home, they made it onto my feet.
a friend commissioned me to make for newborn edie, a book. this felt extra special because a couple of years ago i made this elephant for for my friend.
i wanted the book to be tactile yet soft. muted colours and not too obviously pink. gentle textures and images. natural fibres and hand stitching. so, let us have a flick through the pages of a project i adored.