Wednesday, 12 May 2010


Gosh, isn't it cold at the moment? There has been a frost almost every day this week. In May! We have had to keep the new plants in the growhouse and keep that closed at night, and keep cloches on the vegetable beds. The good news is that there are pea shoots coming up!

We have also decided that we need a new vegetable bed to take some of the plants and those seeds we have not had space for in the current bed. We already planned to have two more vegetable beds, and had worked out what size they should be and where to place them, but they were scheduled to be constructed in the autumn. The schedule has now been brought forward to this weekend! We have some timber which was left behind by the previous owners, and so only need to buy a little more, and apparently we need 3 tons of topsoil. Seems like a lot, doesn't it? I wonder how many wheelbarrow loads that makes...

On a completely different topic, I have been knitting (my first ever) Baby Surprise Jacket, in assorted Sirdar Snuggly, for a colleague on maternity leave. She had her baby on Monday, so I'd better get it in the post.
I'm also co-ordinating a baby blanket, for the same colleague, for which learner knitters in the office have been contributing squares. I'm currently sewing the squares into strips, and when we've got enough I'll join the strips and add a crocheted border. I think we are only three squares short now. But you know what it is like with babies, you think you have time and then suddenly you are wondering if a crocheted baby blanket is an acceptable 18th birthday present.

1 comment:

MysteryKnitter said...

The weather can be unpredictable.
Nice present for the little one.