Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Warmer Wednesdays :)

drops sfg

What a wondrous spring morning - do you feel it? 

That giddy, butterfly feeling at the pit of your stomach...

"The hills are alive with the sound of music" (definitely what is playing in my head this fine spring day :))
This season is going to be so exciting!!

Anyway, lets move on to my WIP for this week.
My Test-knit cowl for Linda is done and I will be introducing you to the FO on Friday :)

Drops Verdi

I have been brave enough to pull out the big ball of pink, which has been hibernating since October, so it is nice to be able to continue on this project instead of watching it staring at me from the depths of my bedroom pleading to be knit! So far so good, it is progressing at a nice tempo and I look forward to it being in the completion stages - or at least on the sleeves LOL!!

My stash-busting attempts are going really well thus far, but as I have completed quite a couple of projects, I still have quite a bit of scrap balls of wool left upon completion of my projects, so I thought I would use them to make a "Classic" Granny Square Blanket.

Drops granny square

Under "Classic" I mean the kind of blankets we possibly all remember, you know the colourful, bright ones :) 

The end result and the end weight will be interesting, will keep you posted!

Reading:

square foot gardening beekeeping

I have these 3 books on my bedside table right now.
The Imkerhandwerk is a beekeeping book from the beekeeper course which I am attending. I am loving it and can't wait to have our own hives soon. The square foot gardening is being read and re-read at the moment as we get into the actual creation of our garden.

You can read and see the progress on these two topics on hubby and my homesteading blog - Holistic Homesteading

I am still busy with Friendship Bread and am enjoying it. 
I look forward to seeing which books will be in the running for next months Book Club Book choice - voting will start on Sunday :).

Talking of great things to come - are you joining in with this years Blog-Week?

Knitting and Crochet Blogweek 2013

I loved last years experience and have been very busy working on this years topics! Come on Monday :)

Do drop by tomorrow for Tutorial Thursdays with Linky Party.
Tomorrow I will be showing you how to decorate a vase to look like this:


I look forward to seeing many new faces showing us and sharing with us their creations :)

Have a fabulous rest of your Wednesday.
See you tomorrow.
x


Will be sharing over at Tamis and Ginnys and Nicole



20 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing the cowl on Friday and hope the pink continues to proceed at a nice tempo. Love the look of the blanket and will be nice to see size and weight. How is the Friendship Bread going ? I need to get my copy and start it and I've just picked up a copy of The Light Between Oceans so I can catch up on that.

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    1. Hi Ruth,
      "Friendship Bread" is going okay, I haven't had all too much time to dedicate to it with all my other "need-to-read-nows" going on, but what I have read up till now has been pleasant enough.
      Thanks for visiting, have a super mid-week.
      x

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  2. Hello Nathalie

    There are many thought in my head reading your post. So you're attending a bee keepr's course too. :-) I'm going to have my own bees next year the earliest.
    I finished the Friendship Bread and liked it a lot.
    And no, I won't take part at blog week. It would be too much pressure to write posts and I don't feel up to a lot of pressure. There is a lot goiing on in school already. :-)
    Have a nice afternoon. Regula

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    1. Hi Regula,
      I must admit, you have been on my mind as of late, we have soo many similar interests - we really must try and meet up at some point, that would be so cool! I know we live on almost opposite ends of this country, but maybe we could meet somewhere in the middle?
      Have a super, sunny Wednesday.
      x

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  3. wow such a pretty yarn for the cowl, the colour is completely stunning. Have a knitty wednesday xx

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    1. Hi Vicki,
      The feel of it is amazing too - so soft and squishy :)
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  4. How wonderful that you are getting bee hives. We have been thinking and reading about it for a while now but haven't yet taken the plunge. I hadn't thought of taking a course, might be a good idea!
    Looking forward to seeing your test cowl on friday.

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    1. Hi Emma,
      Yes, I can't wait! You can follow our progress on our Blog.
      Thanks for visitng
      x
      Natalie

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  5. I currently don't have any outdoor space, but someday, I hope to. Even then, I imagine I won't have a ton of room, so I'm really intrigued by the idea of square foot gardening. Looks like a good resource.

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    1. Hi mckonieczki,
      Yip, square foot gardening should be able to be done on a balcony if need be, do follow our progress along the way, maybe you will find some ideas along the way :)
      Our Blog: Holistic Homesteading
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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    1. Hi Michelle,
      It is ;)
      Thanks so much for visiting.
      x

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  7. How wonderful you are going to have bee hives! I have always been fascinated by bees, I am so looking forward to your posts about this! Your cowl is lovely my friend.
    xo
    Linda

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    1. Hi Linda,
      It is so exciting,I have been wanting to do this for the longest time - we are trying to get ourselves established before the end of May as then we should be able to get a swarm - can't wait :)
      Thanks so much for visiting.
      xo

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  8. wow,a class on bee raising? so jealous! how exciting.

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    1. Hi momto5,
      Yes, I must agree, it is really cool, and does help to understand what to do with regards to the varroa mites and other complications :)
      Thanks so much for visiting.
      x

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  9. My goodness, that pink is REALLY bright! It'd definitely be a pick-me-up on a cold,damp and overcast day. Maybe it's the perfect choice for a cowl?

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    1. Hi Minding My Own Stitches,
      I think it is maybe the lighting more than anything, it is colourful but not that neon-like, like it looks in the photo :) If all goes like I think it will, I should have enough for a cowl - Jas is hoping that it will happen!
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  10. Love the oclro of the sowl!

    I'll try for the first time this year to participate on the blog week.

    Here's my WIP: http://mibruno.com/en-proceso-85/

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  11. Liebe Natalie,
    es ist immer wieder spannend, auf deinem Blog vorbei zu schauen. :-)Imker zu werden ist sicher eine tolle Sache, ich wünsche dir alles Gute! Das mittlere Buch haben wir, glaube ich, auf Deutsch. Auf jeden Fall aber so etwas Ähnliches. Unsere Familie hat vor, sich irgendwann selbst zu versorgen (noch ist es nicht so weit). Meine ältere Tochter ist da jedoch sehr fleißig. Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland Sabine.

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