Wednesday, 23 July 2008
Abundance in small packages.
I've been spinning like a dervish this week. I know the sun is blazing down and Magnus is stretched out underneath the birch tree, yet the spinning bug bit. I have taken some lovely pictures but as the handspun is destined as gifts I won't post the evidence till I know the yarn has arrived at it's rightful home.
The redcurrants did me proud this year and they are waiting patiently in the freezer for me to buy a jelly bag and some sugar in order to turn them into redcurrant jelly. The bush was a sad little fellow found in our local Woolworths whose price had been reduced on account of the mould growing on the top leaves. I took it home, planted it in the right place and now I'm reaping the reward.
Another gift was this lovely lavender cat, made from Japanese fabric by my super talented SIL, Babs. It is intended for hanging in an inspirational place in Knitting HQ although Magnus would prefer it was left on the bed so that he can sleep fragrant dreams. I can just see him now, chasing after lavender scented mice...........