|flowers and chocolates|
I've had a lovely day despite the cold weather and hail stones. Such a shame because Saturday was lovely and sunny but still chilly, it is only March but having some sunshine does make it feel like spring is here.
Today started with a long walk with Ian, Jack and Moss, throwing sticks and getting muddy. On the way back through the Orchard we noticed the pile of compost from last week's community tree planting was still there. A note came up on Facebook to say help yourself, so we did just that. Popped back with the wheelbarrow and took two lots! It filled one side of my veg patch and I got soaked through digging it over and emptying the compost bin. I've never seen so many worms, it was alive! I didn't manage to empty it, got too cold and wet so came in to dry off grab a cuppa and a chocolate biscuit (shh) and sit down to do some crochet and get warm again.
I'm getting on well with my granny square blanket with only 3 rows to go. I plan to finish it over Easter when I have a long weekend. I'm still working on Megan's university blanket, about half way now and I love the colours I've chosen. Once I've done a bit more I'll measure it on a single bed to make sure it fits. I have until September to finish it but I want to start another one so I need to finish this one first! I think I have enough Stylcraft wool to knit another two or three!
I took advantage of the 4 for 3 seed offer at Homebase yesterday, with the added 20% discount made a nice saving. Going to sow the broad beans next weekend, they did really well last year and I didn't suffer with black fly. Not bad for my first attempt. Once it gets a bit warmer in April I'll start of my Swiss chard bright lights, a good old favourite for the veg patch. Right now I'm curled up on the sofa full up with roast lamb, crocheting another rowith of the stripey granny blanket. I hope your mother's day was full of nice things too
|granny square blanket|