Tuesday, 6 July 2010

And the Livin' is Easy

Things in the tarot world having regained equilibrium for the present, today I have been enjoying my garden - the runner beans have got actual beans on them (all of 2 cm long) and however much of the lettuce we eat, we don't seem to be making a dent.

I was glad I'd taken photos, so I have something to compare - the first one was taken only on the 22nd of June, the second photo today about 5 minutes ago: it's not even a month, and everything has burgeoned ....

And a photo of the Rose Leaf Trellis scarf which I modified from Janet Barton's Rose Leaf Trellis Shawl (available as a free download from Ravelry) - a beautifully simple and easy pattern - in Laines du Nord Kiddy Print that I completed last weekend; it was quite scratchy to knit with, being 70% mohair, but has yielded nicely to fabric conditioner and blocking. I've discovered that dark yarn photographs best against a light background, but I need to find a darker background to show lighter yarns to their best effect ...
this one is kind of a raspberry ripple effect, but it looks really tatty in the photos for some reason.


  1. The garden looks great! The scarf is very nice. Well done :-)

  2. Scarf looks lovely :) I have a hankering for raspberry ripple icecream now :P

  3. Thanks for identifying the flowers in my post, I'm just ignorant about flowers - I know they're beautiful and that's enough. Your tarot cards and knitting are also beautiful - I've enjoyed looking around and will be back.

  4. I use Chiltern Seeds. Actually, I've got lots of seeds. I shall send you a selection down to you.

    Am trying to keep off-line just in case there are any 'developments' about the other thing. I'm having a fabulous time at the Art School and don't want to go home! So, leaving any unpleasantness until I get back on Saturday.

    ali x


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