Wandering around the Eden Project earlier this week I became, as always, in awe of their evident green fingers. I love the beautiful rustic allotment planted into the sides of the China Clay pit. The gentle rows of veggies were guarded efficiently by this rather shocked looking fellow and I couldn’t help dreaming of my own allotment filled future.
I really don’t have enough space for full scale self sufficiency, but I am definitely going to plant some bulbs this weekend to satisfy my desire to nurture some vegetation! I have them all ready to go and just have to decide which of my pots they are going to hide in over the winter.
The Eden project is a fab place to go and hide from the cold, the warm Mediterranean biome is the perfect antidote to winter stresses and chills. I couldn’t resist photographing these stunning fruits, the colours are so lovely, the delicate lime green and the soft orange are so cheerful, I love this basket of yummy fruitiness.
On a slightly more frustrating note, this week I have shown my true colours as a beginner knitter. Recently I have been using lovely purple and turquoise yarn to work on hat number three. I have been so looking forward to wearing my new creation. Unfortunately in my haste to start knitting, I failed to realise that if I use thinner yarn, my hat will be smaller. Even while knitting, I was blissfully unaware that there was no way that my beloved hat would fit on my head.
I have now finished my hat and love it, despite it’s tiny dimensions. but there is no denying that I have made a hat suitable for an eight year old! This might not have been too bad, but it is only the width that is child-size, the length is still adult sized. So I am now the proud, but slightly sad owner of a lovely hat for an eight year old with a thin, but very long head.
At least I have now realised the importance of testing the size of the yarn before I start knitting! I am not giving up, hat number four is on it’s way!
P.S. I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving xx