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Monday, September 14, 2009

Little house on the patio

This is my new shed. The sun is shining on it, because it is a good trusty shed. And I have now painted it a very dark brown (English Oak, it says on the tin), so it looks like a tea house from Japan. The roof is black onduline - I thought it looked nicer than the felt ones and it should last longer.

One day I will re-do the patio and then I will make a little path leading up to my shed door. Inside, it is very tidy, with all the garden stuff hanging from nails knocked into the walls. I chose the most beautiful shed I could find because it is right outside my kitchen door and I can see it when I'm sitting at the kitchen table eating my breakfast.

You can forgive me, I hope, for my infrequent blogging, when my time has been spent so wisely and productively, hmmmm?

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How that purple warp got on........

The top two pictures are of a plain-weave baby blanket, with the warp yarn used as weft with alternate picks of a varigated wool. It did not shrink nearly as much as the overshot blanket shown in the lower two photos. The pattern here is "cat track and snail trail", aka "wandering vine". I was surprised at how well the long floats felted, so it was suitable as a baby blanket after all, phew.


Asters and dahlias

Well aren't these nice. All from my garden and all grown from seed. Hoorah!