Sunday, 19 January 2014

Sunday morning with hints of Spring and an almost finish.

What a beautiful start to the day. Not a breath of wind and in the sun it feels quite mild. I decided to take a few photos in the garden to remind me that Spring is not too far ahead.

View at 9am from back garden

Daphne buhloa in bloom

I've decided to link up with Wool on Sundays at Rainbow Hare Quilts this morning. I spent all yesterday hand quilting until my finger tips would stand no more so I decided to see what knitting projects I had forgotten about at the bottom of my basket. I came across this jumper I started knitting for Isobel who is now nearly 11 months.

I had picked up 4 balls of Rowan Cashsoft baby dk in a sale last year and started knitting this in late October. The pattern is a Lace Edged Round neck sweater taken from Baby Bamboo too (346 code B).

I'm not sure why it wasn't finished but it could have had something to do with Christmas. Anyway, all it needed was the neckband and sewing up. I just have to graft the last sleeve on now and block this afternoon.


We live in Vale of Glamorgan but only live 10 minutes from Cardiff city centre. We get the best of both worlds. Beautiful situation and all the amenities of the city too. One of the many attractions of life in Cardiff is the Riverside Farmer's Market held every Sunday morning from 10am to 1pm. Fresh vegetables, meat, cheeses, preserves and the most amazing bread- what more could you ask for? It's an absolute foodie heaven.


Choosing some venison for a pie

The Millenium Stadium

Despite the fact that it feels so mild this morning it is still only 4°. Time to go home and eat the Welsh Cakes with some coffee.

Enjoy your weekend



Catherine






















13 comments:

  1. Good morning Catherine. Your corner of the world looks lovely : ) The Welsh Cakes sound delicious as well. Looking forward to seeing your little jumper all finished. I'm visiting from Wool on Sunday's

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    1. Thanks for visiting my very new blog.

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  2. Love the sweater too!
    A beautiful corner of the world. Spring? Here we just had 1 m of snow the last couple of days....

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    1. Hi Mona, Are you in the US? The weather seems very extreme for you this year

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    2. Just visited your blog and found you are in Norway. How cold does it get in winter? Love the hats by the way

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  3. Love the sweater and spring is on the way in Cornwall too bought primroses to plant.

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  4. Hi Teresa. Thanks for commenting. I think its too early to say Spring is here but its a lovely change from all the snow

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  5. The jumper looks so pretty, especially like the lacy hem. And what a gorgeous view you have! The mist was clinging to the fields this morning as I drove the kids to school. Beautiful. Wish I'd taken my camera! x

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  6. Wales is looking beautiful! We have endless rain and mud in Sussex and I'm suspecting snow and ice will catch us out before Spring really gets here although there's no sign of any yet. I love the jumper you're making. The lace edging is really pretty. Thank you for linking up with Wool on Sundays :)

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    1. I love Sussex too. My husbands ancestors (Pagden family) came from Chiddingly. We spent a week in the area a few years ago doing research. Also met him in Brighton at a conference in the 1990's.
      I'll be linking again as your post got me rummaging through all my stuff and I found 2 or 3 WIPs, so thank you.

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  7. Thanks for the info on Riverside market. Definitely worth a visit on the next nice Sunday xx

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  8. Its a great place to buy super ingredients, people watch and have a good coffee too.

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