I was going to show a couple of photos of what greeted me when I opened the curtains this morning but apparently I have used up all my alloted photo storage space and must make arrangements if I want more, so sorry, but no pics until then.
After a few very wet days and more rain overnight we woke to find what closely resembled a small stream along the back of the house. Now I have always dreamed of having a house with a little stream flowing through the garden but when I looked out onto murky water all over the patio and into the border it wasn't quite what I'd had in mind. There are puddles in places where I have never seen puddles before.
It is almost mid-day and I've only just been able to do without the light on, but the clouds seem to have lifted and I do believe it has stopped raining at last. If there is one mention of drought or hosepipe bans next year I shall laugh.
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
I have resorted to good old knitting while I try to come up with an innovative textile idea for my next project. Inspiration is in short supply so I might have to start another cardigan and have seen some gorgeous yarn but it is very expensive and I would be so disappointed if the garment didn't fit or suit me when I'd finished it. I could always unpick and reknit of course. We will see if temptation gets the better of me.
I am knitting these socks for someone who is very disabled with MS and doesn't wear shoes any more but needs to keep her feet warm. I love the instant cheat's Fair Isle pattern which appears - pity it only works on short rows.
It's very wet and grey today so no gardening although, goodness knows, there is plenty to tidy up out there. I'm sure it will wait for me.
Saturday, 10 November 2012
Sunday, 4 November 2012
We had a little visitor yesterday and overnight. Last night was very noisy with ever louder fireworks and poor Poppy was a quivering, panting nervous wreck. However, as you can see from the above photo, this morning she is bright eyed and ready for anything again. It does seem as if the bangs get louder each year, or is it just my imagination? Someone is bound to have some fireworks tonight and we haven't even got to Nov 5th yet. At least she will be back home with her mum and dad by then, and maybe won't mind the noise so much.