The Olive Blanket: A New Crochet Project with A Warm Growth

Hi!

I have been an odd combination of busy and relaxed these last few weeks, I think it must have something to do with the lovely gardens around our house. I’ve been thinking of all the lovely things to make when I finally get some time to do it!

Crochet is still my creative crux at the moment, it is so easy to pick it up and do a few stitches or take it on a plane. However I recently developed a huge problem working on my newest blanket, currently dubbed The Olive Blanket:

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Everytime I get through half a row it develops a furry growth. I was able to wiggle a little piece out and Felix was kind enough to model it so I could take a close up shot for you:

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But my camera decided it had other ideas about the colour. It’s much nicer than pictured here.

Stay happy!
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Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour

Last week I announced we had moved into our new home in Melbourne. We’re slowly settling in, and while doing so Felix and I made some time to go for a wander in our new garden.

I had said it was lovely. So lovely that it’s inspired me to take up gardening! Now I don’t consider my thumbs very green, and I’m already very busy with work and stuff. So my gardening will be small and my Garden Diary will be mostly pictures!

I haven’t started any gardening yet. But it’s early days – and I’d like to know where we started. So on that note, here is Morgan and Felix’s First Garden Tour!

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – Our home has a name!

Our home has a name! No doubt this house and garden was loved. And it still is! πŸ˜€

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – A garden path

I love overgrown gardens…

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – Under The Stair Cat

Though I seem to have adopted a Shadow…

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – To the Master Balcony!

Patches of grass everywhere!

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – Tread carefully…

Overgrown stairs!

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – What is it? I guess neither of us will know for sure.

What is it? Nobody knows.

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – Our garden is full of moments like this.

Magical views… there must be fairies here.

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – Yardage!

Don’t get to close on a first encounter with a fairy…

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – Herbs or flowers by the dining room?

An empty bench! I see potential!

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – A potential herb garden by the kitchen?!

Ooh window boxes! More potential!!

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – More potential.

An old old BBQ offers more potential!

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – Greenery everywhere!

Greenery in every crevice!

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – A Bird House!

A bird house!

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – A fish pond!

A fish pond!

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – A fountain? Could we get it working?

A fountain! This place has everything.

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – Wall flowers.

Wall flowers.

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – A neglected tool.

A neglected gardening tool.

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – A Secret Spot for Birdies

A secret bird bath!

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – Pretty. Wait, what’s that?

Pretty. What is that in the background?

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – What is it? Investigative Gardening needed.

Wha? Let’s try some Investigative Gardening…

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – Identified!

Aha! It was a veggie patch! Well then, methinks it will become a vegie patch again!

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – Stop and smell the flowers.

Cutie.

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – Hurry up.

Can we go inside yet?

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – A Perfect Spot To Sit

A perfect spot for some chairs…

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – I wonder what this used to be? Could they have actually had a horse?

A tree-bucket with a horseshoe? Investigative Gardening for another day.

Meandering Garden Diary: The First Tour – The Resident Gnome

A rouge gnome! An it’s unpainted!

We took well over 100 photos during our tour. Today I’ve shared my favourite features of our garden, and next week I’ll share variety of flowers we have!

Stay inspired
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Crochet Star Anise Blanket reachs a Felix Milestone

I wasn’t planning another update on the Star Anise Blanket so soon, as I’ve run out of a two colours of yarn and have yet to buy more. It also hasn’t progressed a huge deal from my last update, but in the past week or so the Blanket has gained Important Recognition in our family.

Felix has Accepted the Star Anise Blanket.

Before this week, Felix hasn’t thought much of the ‘Blanket’. Rather, he avoided it like the plague and always walked around it if it were laid out on the floor (which it often was.). But this week, Sweetheart called me away from my sewing specifically to show me Felix’s new spot!

It’s as if it were made just for him. But then again, don’t we exist and the house was built just for him? Certainly seems so!

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