I am a bit stiff and sore after digging a new flower bed but it is spring and time to get things in the ground to grow.
My 'feral flowers' this week are all from the bush with the exception of a few lavender flowers I put it for their perfume and a couple of azalea flowers for colour. The rest are considered weeds. The crucifix orchid also come in a pink, purple and yellow but it is the orange ones that have gone wild.
It has been a sad week with the death of a childhood friend across the border. There was no opportunity to see her again or talk to her but that is COVID. My cousin, who is also across the border has cancer, caused by the drugs she was given when she was treated for breast cancer a number of years ago. Our mothers where first cousins who were brought up as sisters and my mother died from breast cancer and her mother survived. We know that we carry the gene and Beverly has been the unfortunate one who got the very aggressive form.
Her daughter so wanted children but after years of IVF treatment finally gave up. Now at 44 years of age she finds herself pregnant. I just gave away all my baby wool stash thinking I would never need it again. I should have known something like this would happen. I can order more wool on-line to knit her a hap.
A Hap is a Scottish shawl that can be used for a babe or an adult.
This pattern is from Shetland Traders.
The Danish Royals left hospital with their twins wrapped in haps.
This pattern is an old Paton's one that I have used before. You can still get it on-line.
But we know the new baby is going to be a boy so perhaps a blue hap would be better?
The baby is due in January so I might look at knitting it in 1ply yarn? I can get that from Bendigo Woollen Mills or from Scotland.
J & S knitting mills have a good article about haps.
And as an extra I see that Julie Williams from Little Cotton Rabbits is going to put out a koala pattern. I must get that.
I need to get my current knitting finished so I can get started.