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Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Shopping

 For a baby girl ripple blanket,
I have 2 balls of each colour, the joy of working with pink,
it's for my hairdresser, no grand daughters for me. 
 1 ball of darker blue and 2 of blue/grey,
with my left overs for a scarf,
 I am going to weigh these and see what I can make. 
 1 pale blue and 1 purple, with the left overs from my jumper last year, enough for a scarf. All of the yarn was from Wool Warehouse their Drops range is on sale. I do love the Alpaca range, it is so very soft. I will wait until I have finished the baby blanket, I might have some pink to include. 
I fell in love with this woven succulent


I am really interested in Bonsai, but most of them are way to expensive for me to try out, so I was really happy to see this tiny Acer at a price I could afford, the shades in the leaves are beautiful, it is now on my desk, I have been on the net, finding out everything I can, my hope is for this to stay small and improve over the months. The worse thing that could happen is it grows, then I would have an expensive small tree in the garden, it cost me £19.99, which is cheap for a bonsai. It is an outdoor plant, but I aim to keep it on my desk, the sunlight is good all morning, I might have to move it in the winter, when the heating is on. 
All the above has been added to my stash spend, I have a few garden things I require, but I'm still not ready to plant everything outside. 
We had a lazy afternoon at home yesterday, eating lunch outside in the sunshine, it was good to do nothing after the busy weekend. I have done loads of knitting on my Christmas socks, now I am planning the design for the crochet baby blanket. 
This morning is sign class, followed by an hour bridge class, I am making a 4, learning with Shelia how to play. 
Tomorrow is market day, I have 2 plants I require for my pots, so it will be a garden day. 

9 comments:

  1. It will be a change for you crocheting in pink after all the blue for your grandsons. It's really hard to resist the Drops yarn, it's such a good price, especially when it's on offer. I love the look of bonsai but, as you say, they're so expensive. It will be interesting to see how you do with your acer.

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  2. Drops yarns is so lovely and there is a nice choice of colour too. One of the lads at work is into Bonsai but he pays a lot of money, so yes you got a good price :-)
    Have a good day

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  3. I shall have to stop looking at your blog, Marlene, if you keep posting all these yarn pics....it's just so tempting! Lol.

    The Acer looks lovely.

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  4. One of my friends dug up a dew seedling trees and treated them like Bonsai. The oak and Ash are very successful but the Beech was probably a bit too big to begin with, it is more like a shrub but he is happy with it.

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  5. Isn't that woven succulent amazing …

    All the best Jan

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  6. Good luck with the Bonsai! I was given one as housewarming present a few years ago. Sadly it died. Not sure if it was my lack of knowledge in caring for it or it wasn't a good one (it came from a well known supermarket!)

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  7. Such lovely yarn, I'm looking forward to seeing your finished makes. My brother-in-law used to grow bonsai, I'm not sure if he still does. All the best with caring for it. Cathy x

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  8. I did try growing a bonsai many years ago but it didn't end well. I just have the time or the patience. I have several Acers in pots and although they got a bit of a battering last year by the beast from the east they have come back bigger and stronger than before. I love the wool colours you have chosen they really go well together.

    Mitzi

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  9. Lots of lovely wool (who can resist a DROPS bargain).
    The woven succulent is interesting, never seen one of those before.

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