Thursday, May 04, 2006

Horay it is May!

Today has been glorious. Luckily, I was on the early shift so despite being having to get up very early I got to leave work at 3pm which I was very happy about.
I love this time of year, when it is warm and the sneezing hasn't started yet (only about 2 weeks to go before going outside is a no no.)
Today at lunch I went and sat in the beautiful gardens of old bombed church near my work. It is called St Dunstan-in-the-East. I must take my camera and take some more pictures. It is a place of amazing tranquility as long as you don't go there between 12noon and 2pm when it is just full of office workers. I took the secret knitting project with me and sat knitting instead of eating my lunch but noone took any notice!
I came home and took some photos of my Dicentra Spectabilis. Isn't it amazing?This is very beautiful too but I have no idea what it is. I'm sure it came from a bulb I got free from Gardeners World!I also took advantage of the loveliness of the day and sat outside and knitted when I got home. What a fab way to spend the afternoon. I have been feeling pretty miserable over the past week with no real explanation for it so I am very glad of the sun today and I feel a million times better.
Jess and Kerry came over to mine for a craft evening last night. Look what Jess bought with her? The biggest stash ever? It came from an elderly relative who has gone into home. Most of it is tapestry wool, but I couldn't resist taking a few little things...And finally, here are the three squares of the baby blanket I am making. Only 33 left to go and 27 days to do them in. First babies are always late aren't they? The one on the right is my favourie so far.


Anonymous said...

Lovely. And you can tell how big the stash was because you can just see my feet in the top of the picture! Kerry

Bryony said...

The Bleeding Heart plant (I'm not good at typing latin names :D) is stunning, as is the stash! And those squares are very cute - the baby will be lucky whenever it gets the blanket :) I like the granny square one - a perfect example of only needing to use a good colour scheme to modernise a technique. Lovely.