Archive for the ‘garden’ Category
lots of knitting – I’m planning a stranded crescent for the colorshift yarn, here are some swatches in Jamieson & Smith:
A new version of scarlet starlet – this one increases at a different rate and has more beads (750) – I used yarn overs instead of beads in this sample. There’s a mini-KAL starting in October.
more dahlias, with crocosmia and hydrangea and giant borages in the background, the vase is by corien ridderikhoff:
Some more pics of the stole from Laura Zander’s Knit Red Book – these photos were taken by Sandy of Jimmy Beans by the Truckee River – Sandy knit the sample, thank you very much Sandy! – the lovely model is her friend Victoria:
This image of Echo Beach is going to be in a book about Irish crafts due to be published soon:
Mini trouble (no sock is safe!):
Apple Blossom and Tree Peonies at Farmleigh:
Recent project for new pattern – it turned out to be a funny shape at the neck so I need to redo it – the yarns are Hedgehog Lace and mohair with gold beads:
Thanks for recent comments!
A visit to Birr Castle to see Magnolias etc:
Early photography at Birr:
Czar Plum Blossom at home:
“Czar is a large dark black/purple early-season plum, with good astringency and useful for culinary purposes. It can also be eaten fresh if you leave it to get fully ripe. The blossom is a notable characteristic, being unusually large for a plum.
The Victorian fruit enthusiast and author Robert Hogg was sent some samples in August 1874 by the growers, Rivers of Sawbridgeworth. This was the year of its first fruiting. Hogg subsequently rated it as an “excellent plum”. Rivers named it Czar in honour of the Czar of Russia, who visited England that year.
Czar soon become a popular garden plum in English gardens, being easy and reliable to grow (thanks in part to blossom which has some frost resistance), and producing good crops.”
Hopefully some knitting news soon…