I may not have a stately home, but sometimes the garden looks OK - or at least bits of it work at different times. Here are a couple of portions that are looking good at the moment.
A pink hardy fuchsia, lady's mantle, a viticella clematis and a red/pink persicaria (knotweed).
I've been enjoying my daylilies on the other side of the garden. I have two different yellows and this lovely red:
As you can see, these photos were taken last week when we had all the sunshine!
I mentioned a few posts ago that I bought a nice niddy noddy at Woolfest. Here it is, with some rather special laceweight yarn on it that I have dyed.
The unusual thing about the niddy noddy is the handle. Usually you hold them on the central shaft and that's perfectly OK, but it's just a little easier to have a handle. Now for the yarn. I've found a source (strictly hush hush) of undyed Uruguayan laceweight merino which seems to me to be indistinguishable from M*******o. I'm experimenting with dyeing it at the moment.
I have nearly finished the Baktus scarf, but it has been relegated to commuter knitting. At home I'm knitting the Lily of the Valley scarf from Nancy Bush's book, using the cashmere I bought at Woolfest. I'm finding the pattern about as hard as I want to attempt. There are quite a few mistakes in my knitting (including some nupps not quite knitted through properly), but overall it's very pretty. I think there may be an error in the chart, too.