I'm all ways cheered by Quentin's garden pics from the other side of the world....so I thought I'd share some wooly plants. My (ever patient) other half laughed and said that I was only buying them because them look like wool and felt. Amd he's right....but I do like them a lot: a wooly thyme (that's what the label said) which is spilling its wooly, fuzzy loveliness onto the bricks outside the kitchen door: and these salvias...massive, wooly furry ears of silver loveliness which are on the corner outside the music room. There are pics so the gardener's among you can get some ideas. A wooly garden does seem a quite a fun place to start.
Some of you may remember my rants and rambles last year prior to our move from London to the country. Well I post a pic of the front door of Rose cottage ( which actually has roses round the door)... But as our first summer slowly emerges from the coldest winter I can remember, there are endless white roses popping into bloom everywhere and I can't help but admit a bit of a sense of disappointment. the rose catalogue s and nurserys are as good as a yarn store on any day: full of colour and I feel a bit cheated a the white ones. There are a few punchy pinks and reds....I plan to colour in the garden a bit more. I bought the ever-patient other half 2 red roses for valentine's day and we planted them together in the freezing cold, kind of romantic in retrospect but at the time, just bloody freezing: and I'd pleased to report that Souvenir de Docteur Jamain and Munstead Wood are bother doing well.
Anyway, enough garden talk. After your kind words about the scarf for the forthcoming birthday of e.p.o.h, I persevered with the pavement design by the lovely Mr Flood in some lovely Adrifil lama/wool combo and it's coming on well (you'll note the sombre grey: 1 colour loon's enough for the house) You cable fanatics out there might be interested in the cable hook. I bought it when I was away and scoffed at it's pink, tacky pllasticiness.....but, scoff not, it's by far the best gadget I've cabled with. You put the stitches via the short bit and them twisted round and knit them off the long bit. They remind me of the shepherd crooks a little...I guess I'm just getting too country.
Warmest wishes to all