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No new finished crochet projects to share today but an update on my week, WIP* and new bits and pieces around the blog and garden.
|Back to the silk mohair with enthusiasm!|
I've been excited to pick up my hooks and return to silk mohair scarves after a long break.
Thank you to Vivian who shared her experience with silk mohair on Method to the Mohair this week.
(Blog post from April 2014)
Welcome, Vivian. I hope you will keep in touch about your progress.
It's Autumn! My favourite season. I love the sunny days and cool nights.
|Pak choy seedlings.|
My poor veggie patch was quite neglected during the crazy weather extremes and illness of 2015 with the only survivors the hardy perennial herbs.
Now I am happy to see that the beetroot, rainbow chard, lettuce, pak choy and baby spinach seedlings have survived their first week in their new home and new growth has already begun.
|Bottom left bed: parsley, calendula & beetroot|
Top right bed (L–R): rainbow chard & cos lettuce, calendula & thyme
The beetroots are planted a little too closely, but they will thin out as I use the baby beets and leaves in salads.
|Baby spinach & chives.|
Recycled tops of drink bottles make great mini hothouses for seedlings
and add extra protection at the edge of the bed from predators.
|Sweet pea sprout|
St Patrick's Day for their best chance of survival before the soil temperatures drop too much, but after the late burst of heat this year, I might be lucky to sow some more today. I do love their heady fragrance.
Did you get sweet peas sown on time?
Belated St Patrick's Day greetings to you if you like to celebrate that. Every St Patrick's Day my Irish neighbour plays folk music and traditional Irish songs. I like to listen to them lilting over the back fence while out in the garden.
|Cos lettuces surrounded by calendula, geranium|
and thyme to ward off predators
and a wire fence to ward off curious bunnies!
|These lettuces were 'rescued' |
from the supermarket.
Around the blog
There's a new photo on Urban Alpacas - After discussion of the crafty little town of Mogo (NSW), I added a photo of a family connection with Mogo.
Now you know why there are no new finished projects for show and tell today. Wishing you a good week and see you online!
What have you been growing and making lately?
*WIP = Work-In-Progress
** The Adelaide Cup was held on 14 March, 2016. It is hosted by the South Australian Jockey Club at Morphettville Racecourse, South Australia. The Morphettville Racecourse will be the venue for a Craft Alive fair on 8–10 April, 2016.
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Related Posts on Lupey Loops
Method to the Mohair, 9 April 2014: http://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/method-to-mohair.html
Urban Alpacas, 25 February 2016: http://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/urban-alpacas.html
ReferencesCraft Alive: http://www.craftalive.com.au/
South Australian Jockey Club: http://www.morphettville.com.au/