First of all, I would like to thank everybody who has been kind enough to leave a comment for me this week. I love to hear from you and it makes me very happy. X
Yes I think we could all do with some Eric and Ernie cheerfulness right now. I am really trying not to keep moaning about the weather, but it seems to affect so many other areas of our normal daily life!
For example, at the beginning of the week, poor hubby was walking around, scratching his head (sigh, sigh, moan, scratch) and constantly looking out into the garden, until I eventually asked him what was wrong. He invited me up the garden to the greenhouse and showed me all the plants that he has been growing. The problem became clearer when I saw just how much things had actually grown! When any teeny, tiny little bit of sunshine appears, the greenhouse is actually lovely and warm (I found this out a while ago, when DH would keep making excuses to disappear into the greenhouse to find something to do in the lovely warm environment, and I would take him a cup of tea). The garden on the other hand, has been mainly wet, cold and windswept. Hmmm maybe it would be better to live in the greenhouse as it is usually warmer than the house!
The problem it seemed, was that the plants were quickly outgrowing their pots and they probably would not survive much longer in such a small space. But would they survive outside in a cold garden? Would they go into shock? Could we have a night-time frost this late in the year, even though we live by the sea?
In the end, we both decided that there was nothing else that could be done. They had to go out into the garden. DH wanted to utilise greenhouse space for the tomatoes and cucumbers. So on Tuesday, the one day of this week that it stayed dry, the wind died down a little and the sun peeped out from behind the clouds (briefly) DH planted his plants. So now we are keeping our fingers crossed. But typically as predicted, the weather has not improved and has actually got worse.
In my last blog post I mentioned my purchase of yarn from baa ram ewe on the way to Harrogate. I have been drooling (yes literally) over some of the blankets that I have seen on my travels through blogland recently. In particular, the very talented Matt's gorgeous blanket seen here I just love all the different squares of colour edged with white. I think it looks so sophisticated, and it is exactly what we need to brighten up our living room.
On the way home from Harrogate, all I could think about was that bag of scrummy yarn in the back of th car. When we arrived home, and before DH could even get the kettle on, I had hook in hand ready to try out the new yarn and colour combinations. Now at this point I have to say that although I have purchased some new yarn, I will also be using some yarn from my stash. The stash yarn is Rowan Cashsoft DK and it goes beautifully with the King Cole Merino Blend DK. Also I have to tell you that DH was not impressed with me when he read my last blog post about needing more cream wool, as I am supposed to be decreasing stash mountain (Oops!), but I have assured him that there is a method in my madness (more wool + stash wool = less wool in the long run) and we will have another beautiful family heirloom.
Have fun until next time X