Last week brought a change in the weather here - it's been getting colder and we've had such strong winds that most of the beautiful autumn leaves are now in puddles on the ground.
Friday was a bright day and I made the most of it by getting out into the garden to plant some spring bulbs - narcissi, muscari and bluebells and some hawthorne whips which will grow into a hedge to replace the overgrown leylandii conifers that we had taken out a few months ago. The front garden has looked very bare ever since but hopefully these new plants will fill in the gaps and provide lots of shelter and food for wildlife.
There's been knitting of course - bunnies as usual...
...and another pebble beach shawl in a paler shade of Walk delicate merino - a yarn that lends itself really well to wispy shawls. I'm only on row 20 but am not in a hurry so it will continue to grow slowly in between other projects. Here it is next to my lovely new mug which I bought this week from a talented potter on Etsy.
This week has seen me taking lots more pictures than usual because of joining instagram - my page is here. I've really been enjoying snapping away at whatever takes my fancy without necessarily having to think of words for a full blog post. Not that I'll be giving up blogging (this will always be my first home) but I'm wondering whether to do a regular blog post like this one, which is a kind of hodgepodge summary of my week using images that I uploaded to Instagram. The thing I can't decide on is whether people will be bored seeing the same images in both places. It probably depends on whether you look at both - if you have an opinion on the matter I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Well, have a good week, and Happy Thanksgiving on Thursday to everyone in the USA x