Friday, April 28, 2006


Tomorrow I aim to post progress photos of (1) the Alien Illusion scarf, and (2) the Irish Hiking Scarf which I started yesterday in the cashmere-silk. It looks beautiful knitted up and sits really well on the cables. My first try at cables too, I'm surprised how easy they are!

Today's photos are a mixed bag of yarn and garden. Firstly yarn, this is what I ordered for the Sgt Pepper Jacket. It's Debbie Bliss Cathay in black, red, white, and what we thought was duck-egg. It looks quite duck-egg and nanatoo agrees! However we have since established that the shade called duck-egg is no. 8, and this one is no. 13 (Mint, apparently). We still like the 13 better!

I got home yesterday and found that DH had put this on top of one of the wheeled bins for me to see. He found it sitting on top of the pottery tortoise (!) that sits on top of where we buried Oz the gerbil last year (helps stop cats digging round there). It had fallen out of the coniferhedge, by fair means or foul we do not know. No sign of any eggs in the vicinity, it might not even be from this year. See the length of black plastic incorporated into it!

Lastly a photo of our little quince bush in flower. I should have taken these earlier in the week, as the flowers are just starting to go over. It's such a lovely colour.

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At 6:45 pm, April 28, 2006, Blogger Rain said...

It's definitley duck-egg.

There's something very cool about bird nests.

At 7:26 pm, April 28, 2006, Blogger nanatoo said...

I hope the nest is old, and isn't it amazing how they will put in whatever they can find. The garden is full at the moment of birds carrying a lot more weight than they can sensibly manage :)

The quince (tree ;)) is sooo lovely. What a gorgeous thing. Isn't nature grand?

At 1:27 am, April 29, 2006, Blogger Mandy said...

Look at all that Debbie Bliss goodness!
I hope that bird nest is not a new one! We have birds that put their in above our windows. They are great until 5 am when they start chriping! Have a great weekend knitting!!

At 12:12 pm, April 30, 2006, Blogger KnitYoga said...

Your Sergeant Pepper colours look great and the green definitely looks very duck egg. The quince bush looks stunningly beautiful. I'd forgotten just how lovely quince looks when in flower. Isn't the fruit of the quince used for jam, too? Looking forward to seeing your Alien Illusion and Irish Hiking scarves. I'm glad to hear that the Posh Yarn is knitting up well.

At 7:01 pm, April 30, 2006, Blogger acrylik said...

Lovely colours of yarn - yes, I would have said it looked duck-egg blue too.

What a wonder of nature bird nests are. We saw a bird actually snapping twigs off a tree to make it's nest this weekend - never seen that before!

The quince blooms are stunning - I could look at plants in bloom all day!


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