Lettuces, life and a new hat…

Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers, plant your own garden and decorate your own soul – Luther Burbank.This quote seemed fitting as I was pottering in the garden this afternoon,  contemplating life, planting out lettuces and harvesting greens for a salad to have with dinner.Maybe it’s that spring is only now really making her presence felt, the winter has seemed to drag on so loooong. Maybe it’s that I’ve just had another birthday, or maybe it’s just that there’s so much going on in our life at the moment that there doesn’t seem to be enough hours or days or weeks to fit everything in – but whatever the reason I’m feeling a little unsettled just now. Maybe I could solve the unrest simply by spending more time in my garden. Meditatively weeding, planting and harvesting… as you can see it’s blooming into life after the cold and wet of winter. It has grown into a veritable forest of greenery and daily we are rewarded with it’s bounty.This week I  finished a hat (for me), which had languished much longer on the needles than it should have.Many mistakes were made and it was repeatedly banished to the naughty box only to be pulled out a few days later, frogged back and re-knit. The wool is so soft, I love the colour and as you can see, it is a very pretty pattern. I really love the way it turned out.  However for me, who needed to concentrate to keep track of where I was at, it was not a pattern for mindless knitting when tired, with disruptions or even in front of tv… You can find the pattern here (don’t be put off by me it’s a lovely pattern, truly!).

I’m very glad it’s now done, which might be a sign that I should finish some of the other half finished projects I have lying around! Next time I think I’ll stick to crochet – so if you have a good suggestion for a crochet hat please let me know, as Ive promised Maia a new (winter!?) hat. I’d better get a move on if it’s to be finished before our temperatures move permanently into double digits! xo ~ J


10 thoughts on “Lettuces, life and a new hat…

  1. Nadia says:

    Dallas Hat by Two Brothers Blanket is a great spring hat and it works up in a jiffy. I love mine! For a winter hat, I am starting City Break Hat by MsWeaver, which will take a little longer but still wonderful. Good luck!

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  2. spaceyariel says:

    Hi Janette 🙂

    Haven’t received an email for a while about your blog posts and was wondering how you’ve been going since you last posted. What have you been up to?
    I hope you’re all keeping well! I’m looking forward to any future tid bits you decide to share 🙂


    • Janette says:

      Hi, I know it has been such a long time! Life has just got in the way of blogging and I no longer seem to have/ prioritise the time to do it. I do miss it though and hope I will find a way back to it sometime soon. Thanks for checking in 🙂



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