Not much like spring

Despite the sowing of seeds in the limery, spring has not really arrived here yet and I daren’t sow any seeds outdoors for fear of them drowning! Of course the day when it was gardening weather this week, I was stuck in a training room doing a food safety course and exam. Now I have some free time it’s chilly and raining. I did manage to plant a new rhubarb root earlier, but then the rain started so I’m letting some of my little helpers get on with a bit of weeding and pest management:

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slug-hunting (I hope)

I’ve finished my editing work for the week, so I’m getting on with my first ever crochet sweater:

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work in progress

Sadly, the picture doesn’t do the colour justice… I would describe it as teal with some coloured flecks. The yarn is from New Lanark – a favourite maker for me, although this is the first time I have used their chunky wool. And, as ever, Max is keeping an eye on progress. He’s a bit chilly as he was clipped yesterday, but he does look lovely:

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Max has had a hair-do

The wet weather is forecast for the whole weekend, so it looks like more indoor seed sowing and crochet are on the cards. What are your plans for the weekend?

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  1. I’d happily share some of our unseasonal heat with you. At 1.30am, when I got up to get the Husband off to day shift, it was still 27°C… Forecast is 34°C for Saturday. It’s Autumn (at least in non-tropical parts), for heaven’s sake! Lots of late storms as the pressure fronts collide. I have a day of fabric scrap sorting ahead of me, followed by a family BBQ tonight.

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  2. Ann

     /  March 17, 2017

    Raining here too, though it only just started. We are off to a local re-enactors fair tomorrow, we have loads of things to take for people, and hope to bring back loads of cheques as a result!

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  3. We have a beautiful cool Saturday and Sunday forecast around 21 degrees. Autumn is really on its way in the Cape. I will be finishing off some editing work, doing lots of sewing, and watching some opera with a friend (Rigoletto, I believe) 🙂

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  4. We are alternating between winterly gusts and summery heat – they seem to each take a 48 hour turn over. It’s winter’s turn today. Therefore today’s major task will be sorting out and packing up the bag of goodies required to run a craft afternoon at the retirement home Siddy and I visit every week. And there’s a painting still sitting on the easel that needs attention…… Max does look a little miserable in that photo – but very handsome nonetheless! Your crochet pattern looks rather nice and of course love that colour!!

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  5. Laurie Graves

     /  March 17, 2017

    Love that color, and Max is adorable. Spring hasn’t begin to show her pretty face in Maine yet. But never mind! Clif and I will be making merry as we celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.

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  6. My husband is flying home from Argentina tonight after a nine day business trip, so a nice reunion is in the cards. After a week of spring like weather, we too are expecting rain, but it’s a warm rain so I can’t complain. I’ve been teaching myself crochet, but got busy and had to set it aside. I only dream of a sweater at this stage buy maybe one day. Yours is gorgeous. Max is a cutey. I’m glad he’s able to warm himself in front of the fire.

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  7. As I only live around the corner to you, I guess I’ll be doing a lot of reading while the weather stays this way – I might even try to see if my hands will allow me to do some crochet work, too, especially after seeing your gorgeous coloured sweater 🙂

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    • I’m using the pattern you gave me that you had made (in green I think) for Mr Night Owl… it’s lovely and so easy! Happily, though, all the forecasted rain did not arrive… Mr Brockway was clearly having an off-day with his forecast.

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      • Nice one 🙂
        Yes, it was easy to make, and Mr Night Owl loves it. I can’t wait to see the end result with the jumper – the colour really is gorgeous 🙂

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  8. I know how you feel, We’re WET and unseasonably cold here too. Then, the one nice day had to come when I was sick. Figures. Ah well, I may have to just dig a bed in the house and plant some peas there!

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