Saturday, 12 January 2013

Super Chunky Wrist Warmers & the Blue Jug

I have made some lovely wrist warmers, or fingerless gloves, this week.  So easy and I made them in about an hour and a half.  I am now making another pair - one pair is never enough!   I love these - I have had some bought ones that I used for taking photographs in the cold weather, but I think they will be good for pottering in the greenhouse and also for driving.   You can find the free to download pattern for them on Ravelry - look for Mary Thomson Designs - Super Chunky Wrist Warmers.   Thank you Mary - I love them!

My other news this week is that I treated myself to an iPhone!!  I have an iPod and also an iPad, which I love.  I bought the iPod about three years ago when I was going on a visit to my friend in California.  We visited lots of nurseries and I wanted something to make notes on.  I had previously had an HP iPac hand-held computer (anyone remember those?) for a few years which I loved.  It had a small folding keyboard that I could use for long typing sessions.  However the iPac was not compatible with our new computer, so I needed something similar.  The iPod fitted the bill.  I also love it because it holds all my music and I can plug in my earphones and listen away to MY music in the greenhouse.  I emphasis MY because Brian and I have totally different tastes in music - his is classical, mine is jazz and blues, with a bit of pop.  And I have to confess that I have a bit if Reggae on it as well.  So quite totally differing musical tastes.    Actually I do quite like a bit of classical, but he likes very heavy stuff!!  The iPad was a birthday present from Brian and I think that is the most amazing gadget.  The iPhone is my present to me - my Samsung Galaxy was playing up - only had it about 18 months which is not long really.   I hope the iPhone will last a bit longer.

This week the Blue Jug has some yellow winter jasmine in again, which is practically the only bit of colour in the garden this week, but even that is beginning to go over.  The long tassels are Garya Elliptica - a new shrub for me and it needed a bit of pruning.  There are also some sprigs of a curry plant that my sister bought for me when she was over visiting from Australia and we visited The Eden Project together.  The curry plant brings back some nice memories.

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  1. Hello Gwen. Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I see we have similar interests and one being crochet. I did check out your other blog on the geraniums and not long ago I tore out a magazine article on how to root and grow your own. Quite simple really, and I had no clue, but knew that they can be saved from year to year if removed from the pot/garden and stored away from the frost and freezing cold after removing the soil from the root system. Love your pics.
    Susanne :)

    1. Hi Susanne. Thank you for visiting and following. I was so sorry to hear your sad news after just finding you! Sending hugs and love to you and your family. Gwen xx


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