I’m late today, but I trust you’ll forgive me. I’ve wanted to be able to knit toe up socks for years but never got around to it until now. My problem is difficulties reading – or rather understanding – a written pattern. It’s a perception (not stupidity) thing and it just means I need to work five times harder to understand what it says and still I can be clueless as to what I’m supposed to do. Anyway! I learned to knit socks from pictures, a few numbers and a metric ton of trial and error. I learned. It’s the one thing I’m really good at knitting. I want to learn another way, the fingers aren’t too pleased with the one I use anymore. Very odd to get used to circular needles and “bunny ears” and a lot of magic it seems. But the joints are telling me to keep going in this direction, so.. keep going! I just hope I can find another way to make the heel. What I’ve seen so far is… hmm .. not for me.
Being a bit busy in the garden. Remember how the blackberries failed last year? I didn’t say anything this year until I was sure there were berries. And boy are there berries! They just needed a year off apparantly. Good for them. They’re back and I’ve picked some of them and got a million scratches in the process. Worth it! They’re wild, sweet and delicious! After rinsing them very carefully, they go on a couple of paper towels to dry off. Then they go to a baking sheet and into the freezer. Three hours later they’re frozen solid and they go into a bag without braking. Then back into the freezer until I need them for something. This way they don’t get squished. This is my black gold. So far I’ve got 2 kg and I won’t be able to get all of them but let’s do it Minecraft style: don’t get greedy.
Wanted some pictures of the butterflies. They’re beautiful and they’re not going to be around much longer. The whole week has been windy and rainy so when the sun came out, I got these:
Cabbage Butterfly (Pieris Brassicae) A very common butterfly here.
And the Red Admiral (Vanessa Atalanta) Also very common but it’s beautiful.
This one was chilling in the blackberries just beside the butterfly bush.
Have a great day..
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