I’ve been quiet these past few days because the cough/lurgy descended even further into Dickensian melodrama, whilst I descended deeper amongst the sofa cushions. The one thing I did do was attend Blogfest in London, but I’ll leave that for the next post, because I promised you pictures of the finished Cladonia. Look!
The Burrow and Soar yarn is beautiful, and was a delight to knit. The main colourway that I used for the non-lace section was named ‘English Landscape In Yarn’, which rather perfectly describes it, don’t you think? Today I forced my aching, coughing self out of the house to walk up to the allotment, and I saw all of the colours in the shawl:-
The design of this shawl is beautiful. (In case you want to knit one too, the pattern is here: it’s by the immensely talented Kirsten Kapur.) Look at this lace!
Having stomped up to the allotment in my clumpy boots, I realized I’d forgotten my key to get in, so I had to scramble indecorously over the gate instead. At least I was perfectly camouflaged against the landscape in this shawl, so hopefully nobody saw me. Aren’t other people’s allotments tidy?
Sigh. I won’t give you an overview shot of our allotment, because it’s not looking quite so impressive yet. Still, at least the broad beans have germinated:-
And the onions are busy. Well, some of them are:-
Eighteen (!) raspberry canes should be arriving through the post any day now, but I didn’t feel well enough to clear the ground ready to plant them. But at least I left the house. Tomorrow I’m going to try getting back into running, and digging the garden, and sorting the house, and cooking and baking and normality.