Monday, 8 July 2013

Tour de Fleece Day 10

It's a rest day in the Tour, so time to catch up with other happenings in the josiekitten household. I have still been knitting as well as spinning,  but have nothing very impressive to share with you. I've been working on the second of my 'sanity' socks, alongside another test knit for Anne Hanson over at Knitspot. This is the second sock pattern I've test knitted recently, and once the patterns are released, I'll be able to share my knitting with you. Until then, Mum's the word!! I am determined to finish as many of my WIPs as possible before the school holidays start, as I'd like to spend time over the summer working on a couple of more meaty projects. I am desperately short of sweaters for the coming winter, and I'd also like to tackle some more lace knitting.
The garden continues to delight us, with new blooms emerging weekly. We really have been so incredibly fortunate to have bought a house that was previously owned by such keen gardeners. Everything has been so well planned, I just hope we can maintain it! Here are some of our latest beauties!
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We have been enjoying the warm summer evenings in the garden too. Who needs to be sat in front of the television when you could be doing this?! Scrabble, knitting, a vinyl LP playing and a gin and tonic!! Heaven!
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We have just added some solar lights to our Christmas tree, and last night was the first night they clicked on! I love them!! These photos were taken just before 10pm, it's amazing how light is still is at that time.
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I popped in to Norwich to see my dear friend Snoopydog yesterday. It was her birthday last week, so I had presents to give her. She was busy baking when I arrived. We enjoyed a mug of tea with a warm scone.

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She also made some strawberry cupcakes, but we were too busy nattering for her to ice them, so the two that I brought back home for lunch were 'naked'!! They tasted very nice though!! If you call in on Snoop's blog, you'll be able to see the iced version!! I'll be back tomorrow with some more spinning to show you. xxx

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Lynne said...

Your garden is truly beautiful! I absolutely love all the photos of the flowers, I feel like I could reach out and touch them.

Kathy said...

What a lovely garden. We're working hard on ours at the moment, but I fear it will never be a thing of beauty. We were painting the new shed tonight but one day we'll sit out with a glass of wine. that's the plan anyway!
The summer hols are not too far away now ... woo hoo!
Kathy x

Helsie said...

Glad you had a bit of a break from all that spinning!
The new house looks like it is a winner. Did you move to a different town/village?