Well we’ve come to the last day of the Knit a long and it’s the first day of Spring! I hope you have enjoyed knitting the patterns as much as I have enjoyed writing all but one of them and putting it together. I’d love to see more of your photos, even if you’ve just made one piece.
As the 1958 number 3 in the pop charts song went, and happily still goes today: ‘When it’s Spring again I’ll bring again Tulips from Amsterdam With a heart that’s true I’ll give to you Tulips from Amsterdam I can’t wait until the day you fill These eager arms of mine Like the windmill keeps…
So far I’ve seen 3 bees in our garden and they have been huge! I’ve learned the scientific name today: Bombus hortorum. What a great name. Sounds like a Harry Potter character and rather befits such a large, scruffy being I think. Don’t be fooled by the fact it bobs around and looks quite dozy…
In my collection of children’s books there are some well thumbed Beatrix Potter books. One story is about an impertinent squirrel who goes by the name of Nutkin. He is always getting into scrapes with Old Brown owl. I recall he is particularly fond of acorns, stashing them for winter food.
Time to clean the greenhouse or cold frame and get seeds planted. Aubergines, chillies and tomatoes. Beetroot, courgettes, cucumber, squash,lettuce to name but a few.
“Hot-cross buns!” BY MOTHER GOOSE Hot-cross buns! Hot-cross buns! One a penny, two a penny, Hot-cross buns! If you have no daughters, Give them to your sons; One a penny, two a penny, Hot-cross buns! Or, better still, I say keep them and eat them yourself!!
A few of you sent the words ‘sunshine’. After such a long wet winter some Spring Sunshine would be amazing. Quite fitting then that there’s a lovely Spring flower, a narcissus called Spring Sunshine.