First harvests from the garden

The garden is starting to yield up its first fruits and vegetables. Here is today’s harvest, which happens to have a strong red colour theme.


It was a bit daunting to move into a new home with a rather neglected garden after only having had a balcony before, but I’m learning so much and is fun (although very hard work) trying to get things growing. One border is now full of food, where there were previously only weeds, brambles, a few shrubs and a latent grapevine, which is now flourishing. It’s very satisfying to start being able to go out and gather food, even if it’s in small quantities at the moment. There’s plenty more growing though.


My current knitting is also all red. I’m making the Featherweight cardigan by Hannah Fettig, in Skein Queen‘s beautiful Flockly yarn (a wool, silk and cashmere fingering weight yarn) in a colourway called Cherry Jam, which is a perfect description of its colour. I’m hoping it will be ready to wear to Unwind Brighton this weekend (11-13 July 2014). I am really excited about attending this yarn festival in Brighton on the UK’s south coast. Meeting lots of other knitters should be really inspiring, and I’m looking forward to attending the fabulous marketplace and Seaside Shindig on the Saturday night, not to mention classes on colour theory with Amy Hendrix of Madelinetosh yarns and the “Perfect Sweater” with designer Ysolda Teague.  My fingers are firmly crossed for lots of sunshine but a few gentle sea breezes so that it isn’t too hot for knitwear!

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