Hergest Helly

Stories about my art and craft and home…


Leave a comment

And back to the garden…

… not that I have been away from it of course…

My greenhouse is looking splendidly verdant – the tomatoes are growing well, especially the cherry tomatoes I have in a hanging basket.

The peppers are looking good and finally the chillies are looking less pathetic.  And of course the strawberries – absolute giants some of them and very sweet.  I am trying to propagate them already by putting the runners into pots of compost – I think thats what you are supposed to do… we’ll see…

The peas – I had my first meal tonight with my own peas – such a delight!

First pickings...

First pickings…

AND – there were 9 peas in some of the pods – which I think is “proper” (well, according to the judge on Allotment Challenge anyway :-) )

The sugar snap peas are doing well (and taste great) – but some of those plants are definitely “ordinary” peas – some sort of mix up I guess.

AND – cucumbers!  I bought 3 tiny plants of different varieties not realising how BIG they get.  They are looking absolutely splendid and all three plants have lots of tiny cucumbers on them.  Any idea what to do with cucumbers? – apart from adding to salads… its looking like I might get rather a lot…

Happy days…


2 Comments

Another funny baby hat…

Here is the white hat finished…

Should I add more tentacles?

Should I add more tentacles?

I picked up stitches and knitted i-chords all around the top – I love the look!  I did toy with making them different colours… or even making eyes for the ends… maybe I’ll do that on another hat… hmmm…

I hope this baby isn’t going to get a complex wearing my daft creations!

Happy days…


Leave a comment

Purple booties…

My last (or latest?) completed pair of booties…

Maybe I'll just knit another couple of pairs...

Maybe I’ll just knit another couple of pairs…

I have lots more lovely bits of left-over sock yarn just crying out to be knitted into booties…

Just a small selection from the bag of left-overs...

Just a small selection from the bag of left-overs…

… must retrieve those needles…

Happy days…


2 Comments

Another pair of booties…

This is a fun pair…

Rainbow yarn...

Rainbow yarn…

… and this time I crocheted little circles on the ends of the ties instead of making pompoms.  My mum said that babies put their feet in their mouths and she thought maybe pompoms wouldn’t be a good idea…  I hadn’t thought of that…

So I decided to try something different and I rather like this alternative.

I have 2 more pairs to finish off with some ties and a couple more pairs on the needles… baby due in just over a month…

Happy days…

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.