Tuesday, 3 January 2012

A Wild January Night

The wind has been blowing hard here since this morning. Three of our fences were down when we got home and we had to go out and put them back up in the dark. I held (and wound) the wind-up torch and Braveheart lifted up the panels and replaced them. One or two of them are nearly just a pile of sticks now but if they can last until the weekend we can send out a repair party.
On the way to and from work the roads were covered with branches and even, in a few places, a tree.

All this makes me very happy to have finished and be snuggling under my Babette Blanket, the perfect companion for this weather. I started this in 2007, I think, and made excellent progress for a few months. In November of last year I decided I would like to put together all the squares I had crocheted, and then I was determined to finish it.

Even though it's January, we have started thinking about this year's vegetable gardening. We bought shallot and onion sets at the weekend, so have  now got to work out where they should go to follow the crop rotation.

What I'm reading:
The Bones of Avalon


Auntie Noo said...

ooh love the new look! So great to see babette finished. I bet you love snuggling under it. Good on you for getting your veg plans sorted out too - more than I've done it must be said

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

the babette looks wonderful! worth all the hard work!

MysteryKnitter said...

Babette looks awesome! I knew you'd tame it.