Thursday, 10 October 2013

Patience is a virtue!

It's taken me three days to be able to upload these pictures.   I don't know what has been going on but I just have to go away and do something else until my laptop wants to play nicely again.
Anyway,  I though I'd share my lovely little crabapples which seem to be more colourful than last year when I think they were more yellow.  Maybe it is because the tree is beginning to mature.

I love the sun shining on these heuchera leaves - when it shines through them they look a lovely creamy ochrey colour and some are bordering on apricot.  

I sat out with a cuppa the other day, thinking that there can't be many more chances of doing so this year, and noticed this brilliant flash of red among the leaves at the base of my angelica plant.   I've grown it before but never noticed how red they are.

I have been cheating with this variegated wool which knits up like a faux Fair Isle pattern.   In this photo my camera has bleached out the lovely shades of blue which are much richer in reality.   The pattern said I would need 6x100grm balls of wool to make the garment but I found that in spite of making it a good 3 inches longer, I completed it using only 4 balls of wool,  so went back for 4 more in another colour.
Again, the colours are richer in reality.   It is such fun seeing the pattern emerge row by row, even if it is a bit like painting by numbers.

I've being doing a bit more to the book pages and the two here, above and below, are now finished I think.

This one is in the making ..............

........................ and here are some more printing blocks ready to complete the rest.
I must come up with a design for the cover.   I did think I might put the back view of the bishop on the back cover but haven't decided how to treat the front yet.   Too many ideas and too many decisions to be made.

It's a beautiful bright, but quite chilly, day here today - hopefully the nip in the air will wake me up as I've been feeling so lethargic lately.   It's not a good state to be in as the bright sunlight shows me that the windows need cleaning, the kitchen floor could do with yet another wash and various other surfaces need more than a lick and a promise.   Oh well - there's always tomorrow!

12 comments:

Charlton Stitcher said...

So much to look at here. I especially like the little print blocks.
As you said, too many ideas and too many decisions ... so much my problem just now ...

The Bug said...

Love your book pages! As usual, you've done a fabulous job :)

I like working with variegated yarn too - it's so much fun seeing what pattern emerges.

sharon young said...

It's always lovely to see the pics of your garden, Heather, I love the colour on your Angelica.
Great book pages, the printing blocks are really working well for this project. Let's hope we get a bit more sun yet, but having said that the winter's always a good time to get on with those things that always seem to get left undone in the summer.

Maggi said...

I love the way that the wool is knitting up and your book pages are looking great too.

Toffeeapple said...

Your book is coming along very well.

I tried knitting with painted wool once and it was a very uncomfortable experience, I wonder if variegated is softer? It looks very convincing anyway.

Heather said...

Toffeeapple: The variegated wool is very soft and lovely to knit with.

Carol Q said...

lovely pics Heather - wonder why blogger is being so difficult? I'm back on the knitting too - must be the time of year. You can get some wonderful variegated colours these days. Your book is going to be a stunner. I'm doing an Angie Hughes illuminated letter at the mo - would something like that be worth considering?

ferinn said...

You have packed a lot into your posts.Your new pages are looking fab and your garden is looking lovely.

ferinn said...

You have packed a lot into your posts.Your new pages are looking fab and your garden is looking lovely.

Julie said...

I've just been having a lovely catch up on your last few posts. Your knitting looks beautiful, sadly my hands won't let me knit theses days. Your book pages are looking good too. I like your idea for the back cover.

Robin Mac said...

I was sure I had left a comment on your blog several days ago, but remembered blogger was not co-operating! The knitting is lovely as is all your other work. that book is going to be really special when it is finished. Cheers

Crafty Green Poet said...

your book pages are lovely! The wool is lovely too, i like the effect when it's knitted up. Amazing crab apples too, so red!