{this moment}

Inspired by the wonderful Soulemama.

A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember.

If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see.
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{this moment}

Inspired by the wonderful Soulemama.

A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember.

If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see.

 

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{this moment}

Inspired by the wonderful Soulemama.

A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember.

If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see.

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{this moment}

Inspired by the wonderful Soulemama.

A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember.

If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see.

 

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Awakening…

Well, it certainly wasn’t a cold winter in this part of the world… wet, grey, windy, wet, stormy, wet… but barely a ‘proper’ frost all season, let alone snow.

I fear for our garlic crop – it needs a good hard, cold period to split the bulb into cloves so we may be dumping whole bulbs into the Spaghetti Bolognese come harvest time ;-)

Following our mild Winter we’re also being treated to a lovely early Spring! The past month has seen the garden waking up rather rapidly! No gentle stretch, yarn and slow ascent back into warmth here, nope – it’s been a full-on race to see what can spring into flower, leaf and bud since the end of March.

It’s keeping us busy…

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We’ve got some recently qualified tractor drivers ;-) Always ready to lend a hand…

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We’re being greeted by new shoots, buds and flowers every day. These are the buds of the Alamanchier tree – I’m not sure exactly which variety, possibly ‘lamarckii’ it seems to fit the description. It’s beautiful!

13219707574_6820b1657b_bAnd our Broad Beans (my favourite!) are coming on a treat, as well as those sown directly outside, these are some started inside in pots and they are already several inches larger than this pic and happily sited out in the walled garden. Pictures of which will follow…

I do hope you are all enjoying this amazing season!

 

{this moment}

Inspired by the wonderful Soulemama.

A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember.

If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see.

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Leapfrogging…

I dont *think* that’s a euphemism for anything untoward ;-)

In this context it’s the realisation that the big pile of ‘Finished Knits’ that have been worn extensively but have remained unphotographed through our wet, grey, dismal Winter are destined never to grace the blog in a ‘drumroll’ style and it’s time to just bite the bullet and start from the here-and-now ;-)

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DSCF3645Billed as a ‘build your own cardigan’ pattern from Carrie Bostick Hoge (who has designed for Quince & Co. among others and is a fave here) there are options given for long, short, shaped, simple, plain necked or shawl collar versions with different pocket styles and cuff details. I loved knitting this for many reasons but I have to say the pure delight knitting with this fabulous ORANGE yarn as Spring started to work its magic and the sun occasionally shone was just bliss…

DSCF3647It’s Peace Fleece Worsted – a proper woolly blend of 90% US grown pure wool and 10% Mohair for a soft, subtle fuzzy halo – and it is a dream to knit, definitely in my top 5 yarns. It’s a tough little number, properly rustic and this shade – Marigold – is just the most perfect ORANGE (did I mention that already?)

DSCF3640My local haberdashery store even had the perfect vintage style buttons.

DSCF3638It’s already getting a lot of wear… I may have to buy a whole new wardrobe that compliments my new ORANGE cardigan ;-)

DSCF3635All the details – including my size adjustments to accommodate the yarn – can be found on Ravelry here

 

We’re truly springing into Spring in our new home… there is a lot of digging, planting, sitting, sipping, knitting and just general wallowing in our perfect surroundings going on. I’ll do my best to keep you in the picture ;-)