Each night for about a week I've armed myself with a torch, a clothes peg and a bucket of salty water. Can you imagine why? The garden is overrun with slugs and snails and this is my patent method for keeping them at bay. They particularly like pansies, I've found, and mine were looking decidedly trimmed (and non-flowering). So I walk round with my back bent and clothes peg in hand picking the slimy gastropods off and flicking them into the salty death-water. Then the bucket hangs around for a few days and gets decidedly smelly until I empty it down the drain in the road. I know I'll never win the war, but at least my pansies are looking a bit happier.
I had a very happy afternoon knitting at Stash Yarns in Putney, meeting old friends and new. We all helped Alice choose her Lion and Lamb yarn for a Clapotis and tried not to scare off the real customers! Stash have very kindly agreed to house a collection box for the Kisiizi baby clothes appeal. You can take your finished knits there and also drop in or pick up yarns. I left some Rowan dk light that Dawn had passed on. I put in mostly blues and purples. Here are the other colours that Dawn sent:
Aren't they gorgeous? I can see some more stripes coming on!