I'm not sure anyone's told the weather, but today is the first day of spring! Today the nights and days are equal lengths and move slowly towards longer days!
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Would you look at that? Another weekend lies ahead! What are your plans for this spring, Mother's Day weekend?
I've got a date with my garden - there will be branch chopping, garden tidying, a burn pile to construct, outdoor furniture to paint, and, oh yeah, SEEDS TO START OFF. I'm late to the party, but given that the Met Office delayed spring because of the Beast from the East weather system I don't feel too bad about it. But it's time - I got a whole lot of growing plans. (By the way, I get all my seeds from The Real Seed Catalogue - open pollinated, heirloom seeds!)
And for indoors, or outdoors with tea, some knitting to keep me company. These luscious yarns by West Yorkshire Spinners in Peridot and Pink Quartz are such a tonic after the drab days of winter - perfect for spring! I can't wait to cast on.
Have you felt the spring clean bug bite yet? I have. Loud and clear. Oh I'm itching to whip this house back into shape. I've pulled this gem off the book shelf to get me started on homemade cleaners. One of my truly favourite books. Time to get my pinny out and roll up my sleeves to fill these growing days with good, solid work.
Happy Mother's Day to all my U.K. friends!
You found it! The hunt for the FREE A5 print is over, today is the day!
This A5 print is available for download for TODAY ONLY - to celebrate Mother's Day in the UK (this Sunday, 11th March). You are welcome to tell as many people as you like, but after 24 hours this offer will end.
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EDIT:: the link has now expired. Good luck hunting our next giveaway!
What are your plans for the weekend?
Here at Green Man HQ I intend to settle into a crafty couple of days of sipping tea whilst reading the latest issue of Mollie Makes, stitching some embroidery dolls that I am finding relaxing (and cute), and possibly balling up that lovely skein of yarn to begin designing a pattern for autumn (I know, I know, it's not even spring!).
Soon the weather will warm up and there will a whole lot of garden work to be done. I'm enjoying the last few days of indoors cosy.
If you'd like to share your 'into the weekend' shots, then use the hashtag #intotheweekend on social media!
It's February. It's about that time that knitters of the northern hemisphere start to go a bit batty; we've knit the basics, we've knit some sweaters, the hats are running into their hundreds and yet, after all that knitting and keeping busy, it's still not spring.
We get bored with autumnal shades; winter blues and greys are wearing very, very thin. Then out of nowhere we start buying insanely coloured yarn and making something, anything, that will give us the colour rush we need before spring kicks in. This shawl is that nod to the February Funk that knitters experience. Instead of fighting the insanity, this shawl embraces it. Neon. If you want bright, it doesn't get any brighter.
give me colour, or give me death