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Saturday, 9 February 2013

yesterday evening.....

 
it looked like above. after a day with real spring feeling in the air yesterday we're back to normal today - it has been raining or at least drizzling all day here. and just to prove that we did indeed have snow:
well, ok, it looks more like icing sugar, but at least we had some:) didn't last long though, 2 hours later the sun had burned everything away. that's from a week ago - we've had real april weather during the last few days....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





I also finished the corriedale I bought from hedgehog fibres. while spinning I thought I might spin a fine silk yarn from hankies I had dyed in similar colours, but it would have taken ages to spin that up, and because I was impatient, I plied with shop bought merino lace yarn instead. I have about a pound of yarn now, but I am still not sure what to use it for. never mind, it'll keep - right now I have "FIA" on my mind!







 
 


 
 
this is how the top looked before I spun it up. the mix with the fine merino made the yarn feel much softer; soft enough I think to wear as a shawl....
 
 
 
 I also finished the valentine's socks. the leg is quite long (for my taste at least), but there was still a good bit of yarn left over. size 43/44 - with a very simple knit/purl pattern and stockinette under foot. nothing spectacular, other than they're my first 6ply socks:) the second was started immediately; my side project when I don't fancy knitting fiddly and don't want to spin either! they're for myself - so no due date for those.
 
 
 
 
 for the last few months nothing happened with the lemons my small tree had set. during the last few days however they started to get lighter and more yellowish! do I see ripening lemons here? I hope so, there are at least 5 or 6 on it and I had planned to try salted lemons with them, because I know that they are untreated and "bio"!
 
 
 
 
 
 
sorry for the out of focus pic, but this is a smaller lemon (I know, it looks the same size:), which is still much greener in comparison.  
 
other than this the garden is still more or less miserable. only the snowdrops look spiffy, everything else is still in hiding or just visible by leaf tips. I can't wait for spring, I've just had it with winter for this year.... though maybe I shouldn't be complaining? the longer the winter, the more time I'll have to work on my Fia sweater....
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