Friday, 15 April 2011

Knitting and Tulips

Hello! Thank you everyone for your understanding comments this week about my roof being done, and the stress of having 'the men' around all the time !! I've now survived one whole week and am really looking forward to the weekend...we moved on from the crashing of the tile removal to the hammering and banging of the new roof batons today, but still a long way to go...anyhow, here is a little mosaic of the making of my lovely blue mohair cardi - from the beautiful balls of wool, to taking it away ( almost finished) to the Lakes in my new CK craft bag (an xmas pressy) - and then bringing it home sewn up but not pressed...and then finally finished, pressed and ready to wear....perfect for chilly spring days and nights.
If it doesn't rain tomorrow I'm planning to paint the potting shed at last...and to go out into the garden and enjoy the tulips without bumping into any workmen! The pink tulips above were some of my autumn plantings, and so are those little yellow ones (either they are dwarf ones or there's something wrong with them, does anyone know?) The pink tulips below were some I photographed a couple of weeks ago - all the flowers are almost over now...
The red and yellow tulips are my very own tulips from Amsterdam, brought back from a holiday there by my daughter Sarah.... The red ones are really big flowers that open right up in the sun.....I have some more special tulips I wanted to photograph too, but they were in a container right by the workmen and I didn't want to appear too weird going out there among them with my camera, so will have to show them next week!
I wish you all a wonderful weekend, with sunny days and  flowering blossoms, birdsong and blue skies...lots of happy plans and crafty times...Thanks for visiting me in my little spot...back soon. xxxx

18 comments:

by Teresa said...

Helen, it's so nice to see your finished sweater and your flowers and especially your SUN.. as we have had rain for days now. Ugh. I am so ready for some nice weather!!

Hugs from Oregon, USA -- Teresa :-)

Rubyred said...

Love your cardi, such a pretty colour! The tulips are beautiful. Good luck painting your potting shed, I really need to do my summerhouse!
Rachel x

Catherine said...

Your cardi is lovely! Perfect for Spring! Enjoy your garden tomorrow! Cx

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen, Your sweater is beautiful. Love that color blue.You really finished that quickly! I hope the sun holds out for you so you can be outside this weekend. Great news about the roof noise. Take care and have fun! xoRobin❤

Jenny said...

Glad the roof is coming along ok... we've had workmen digging up our front lawn all this week trying to fix a water leak and that was bad enough! All those cups of coffee that workmen drink, bet your kettle will be glad when they're done anyway, haha! your cardi is a beautiful colour too Helen, very summer-y:) Enjoy your weekend in the garden, it's supposed to be sunny here, hope it is where you are xxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Your cardigan is beautiful, Helen, that is such a gorgeous shade of blue!
I think those little yellow tulips are so cute, whether they're meant to be like that or not, they're lovely.
Enjoy your break from the workmen and have a great weekend. :)
Vivienne x

crafts@home said...

The bulbs of the dwarf (are we allowed to say that anymore?) are probably buried deep down at the bottom of the tall container :)Your cardi looks lovely, Have a peaceful and quiet workman free weekend :)
Sue xx

KC'sCourt! said...

Pretty cardigan. Your Tulips are really pretty
Have a good weekend
Julie xxxxxxx

Naturally Carol said...

Your cardi is such a lovely colour blue, a beauty to lift the spirits when the weather is cool. I am glad that you are having a workman free day tomorrow and hence a little freedom!

Jane said...

Hi Helen, your cardi is one of my favourite shades of blue, very much me......lovely work,I'm very jealous-LOL! The tulips are looking stunning. Have a stress free weekend and enjoy your gardening.
Jane x

sylviesgarden said...

Your cardigan is stunning, such a fabulous colour.
I hope you have a great weekend.
x

do you mind if i knit said...

Gorgeous cardi, love the colour, scrumptious! And as you say, perfect for the chillier days. It sounds like you've been going through utter hell with all that banging and noise, I know how disruptive that sort of thing is. Love Vanessa xxx

paintdropskeepfalling said...

Helen, you probably are already aware but this blog

http://yarnstorm.blogs.com/jane_brocket/

has lots to say about tulips and you might like it :)

Teje said...

Helen, your new cardi is so beautiful and I love that 'sky' colour! Tulips are my favorites!
Have a lovely Sunday in your garden! xxx Teje

Simone said...

Beautiful photos Helen. I hope you managed to paint the potting shed! x

gillyflower said...

The blue cardi looks lovely Helen! Its such a beautiful blue.
The tulips are beautiful, and your garden looks so pretty and neat!
Hope you enjoy a lovely workmen free weekend, and find time to do all the things you planned - am looking forward to seeing your painted potting shed, its going to be lovely!!
Thank you for your lovely comments and birthday wishes for my daughters 16th - she had a lovely time and the cake has just about gone after a small family gathering yesterday!
This morning looks very promising weather wise- Im off out in the garden now - hope its lovely where you are too!
Gill xx

Poppy said...

Hello, I hope you got the potting shed painted! I'm loving the cardi....

Lou xxx

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