Wednesday, 29 September 2010
A Giveaway Gift.
Look what arrived in the post for me! I won a consolation prize in Jane's recent giveaway and it came in the form of this beautiful soft green knitted heart and Jane even popped in a packet of California poppies too.
Look at the even stitches (so unlike my own erratic knitting where stitch tension depends on mood - cross/watching tense film/annoyed/excited all equal fast knitting whereas calm/sleepy/thoughtful equal slow knitting, thus a changing tension throughout!). Jane's is even and lovely.
Who is the numpty in the back of this picture? I love the dainty button and am so thrilled with the whole package. Thank you, dear Jane.
Last night's torrential rain has given way to sunshine and the colours of the fallen leaves gleam as though polished, raindrops glistening on the edges of burnished jewels.
I am waiting for the maple to turn and have this picture from last autumn to remind me how beautiful it will be before shedding its leaves once more for the winter sleep.
Golds and soft browns are all around, catching the sun and echoing the colours in the various apple trees dotted around the garden.
Speaking of which, I really must get on and do something with these before they turn to mush. Chutney or wine? Apple pie or crumble? Hmm...
Perhaps I'll just have another slice of sticky gingerbread before deciding. Just one more and then I'll put the lid on the box so that the spicy smell of ginger, cinnamon, cloves and zingy lemon rind don't tempt me anymore. May have to make another batch I think!
What are you up to today? x