I was sent an excellent gift this week, for my birthday and I just had to show you because I think you’ll all want one. A lovely friend of mine sent me a yarn candle, which I believe came from Loop in London. I can tell you now that I’ll never burn it…

Yarn Candle

I went out into the garden to take a photograph of the candle as you can see, and whilst out there had a check around to see if anything was coming up from the myriad of seeds that I planted over the past couple of weeks. To my amazement there are already baby cabbages and beets just peeping through the soil. This is ace! I love seeing things grow.

Little tiny cabbage sprouts.

You might have picked up on the fact that we have recently moved house, and we now have instead of just a small roof terrace, an actual garden. We have just begun its transition from ‘mostly lawn’ to its additional duties as provider of veggies, fruit and cut flowers. There are a few things in bloom already and we brought some pots with bulbs and onions from the flat too. It’s quite exciting seeing what all of the existing plants are and when they’ll come out. Want to see a bit of the new garden?

Crocus and tulips that we brought with us.
Shallots, planted. They're a red variety, so less sharp.
We installed a water butt to save on water bills.
Forsythia in full bloom. We have three of these trees in the front and back garden.

I don’t know if it was all the excitement of growing things; starting afresh, but I came back in with a great desire to cast on The Rose Jumper from A Stitch in Time. I was drafting a blog post about it for the knitonthenet blog earlier this morning, but with no real wish to knit one for myself until now. Since returning indoors, I have been stash-raiding and have knitted up a tension square to boot.

Tension Square for the Rose Jumper

Although there’s no way that I can cast on yet another thing to knit just yet (check out the Ravelry widget on the right and add three secret book projects to the total), but it is oh, so tempting…

A Candle of Yarn, a Garden of New and a Yearning for a Jumper
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3 thoughts on “A Candle of Yarn, a Garden of New and a Yearning for a Jumper

  • 24th March 2011 at 22:23

    Water butt!! I can’t wait to go to the store and buy a water butt for my house:)

    ALSO, I can’t believe I missed your birthday! It’s because I gave up facebook for lent, right? Or I’m just a horrible friend:( And just the other day I was thinking that your birthday was in March! AHHHHHH!!! Well, you’ll just have to celebrate it all over again when I send you something lovely!

    LOVE YOU!!!


    • 26th March 2011 at 11:50

      Hehehehe! I thought you might 🙂

  • 31st March 2011 at 17:20

    Yes, I want not one but two – one to keep and one to burn to see how it goes.


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