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Norwich, United Kingdom
I'm Susan and I live in a small village north of Norwich, UK. My main hobbies are reading, gardening, spinning and knitting, though not necessarily in that order....

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Knitting and a bit of this and a bit of that....

How can it already be the third week of January?  This month has flown by so far.  So much to do in the garden but I am waiting for the weather to warm up/dry out a bit!  I am still picking sprouts and carrots which survived the arctic blast a few weeks ago but can't wait to get started with this year's planting.  My potatoes are in egg boxes "chitting".

Neil has been busy making bird boxes - they look very professional and hopefully we will get some birds using them this spring.

My hyacinth bulbs have now come into flower, a sure sign that we are heading towards spring.  They were meant to be planted outside and I was late buying them so I thought I would try them in water and they have grown really quickly whereas my bulb designed to be grown in water is still only a shoot!

Even the chicken run from the old house has had a revamp and is now going to be the summer residence for the rabbits.  They are rapidly outgrowing their existing hutch and this will give them much more room when they can't run loose in the garden. 

I've been knitting hearts over the past few months.  A few I have given away as presents but have now made some more ready for Valentines Day.

The small newsagents shop where I work has agreed to let me try and sell them.  Fingers crossed.  

I've also been knitting lots of fingerless mittens and am now working on some fluffy chicks.  Small projects seem to suit me better as I no longer have the patience for knitting garments.

I'm still trying to learn to crochet but its coming on very slowly - its much easier working with two needles rather than a hook!


1 comment:

Delighted Hands said...

Hmmm, I love the fragrance of the hyacinth! Nice job. The knitted hearts are so cute-I hope they sell well for you. Do you ever save the bunny fluff for spinning?!