Saturday, 23 March 2013

A year

This time last year it was hot and sunny. We went to see my Grandad and I sat in his garden and chased after the boys round the lawn. I took the boys on the local steam railway and it was a definite t shirt day. It was the last time I saw my Grandad, he died a week later and I am always so very grateful I got that last day with him. This year it is cold, the snow is swirling and the wind is whirling round. It is a huddle up at home day. I don't want to dig out the car and I don't want to face the freezing temperature. It is a hats, scarf. gloves, vest, legwarmers and still feel cold kind of a day.

Spring feels late coming this year. Last year it was so early and Spring was then better then nearly all the Summer. I have organised so little for the garden, I have my seeds but I need to get clearing and planting and buy some compost. I'm waiting until this snow has passed before I can do much out there but hopefully the late cold spring will give way to a warm summer and my garden will give me back more then last year. The fruit trees held so little and I'm hoping this year I will get a good crop for jamming and for puddings. Hopefully we will get plenty of salad this year too.

I'm not sure what I want to write today. I have just written and deleted half of it. The boys are currently happy playing in a makeshift den in the middle of the front room. A tunnel, a clothes airer and a couple of blankets seem to be keeping them happy. Oh no, wait, famous last words, they have just found the clean washing basket and emptied it on the kitchen floor. Anyway trying to wean them back off the telly watching we slipped into while ill. It's amazing how quickly they get sucked in, and the more they watch the more they want. When they watch very little they want very little. I must admit I can be similar with the internet. My creativity needs to be sparked a little too, I need to be doing more painting as I miss it so much and the boys love painting too, and hopefully they are getting to the age where it will hold their interest for more then 30 seconds.

I don't have any big knitting or crochet upates at the moment, it has been a bit of one of those weeks when it comes to knitting and the like and I have done very little. However I realise my last post didn't have half the pictures it was supposed to on, for some reason they had broken, so I will leave you with 3 pictures from my last blog. I am just loving these projects at the moment and I am off to do some crochet now.


Evelyn said...

Love your granny squares! What yarn are you using for the middle one? It looks great :-)

The cabling looks interesting too

Bernardeena said...

It is King Cole Riot in Fab colour. The cabling is fun, I thought it would take me ages to pick up the pattern but it is actually really clear where it goes.