The weather is cooling down quite a lot here, and that means that all our indigenous plants are coming into bloom! This is an Aloe plant that Erin is admiring. They have amazing healing properties and they attract the most wonderful birdlife, sunbirds etc… with long beaks, too beautiful.
Today was the first day we have had sunshine in a while, we went straight outside with our new little chickens and let them scratch around on the leaves and the grass. They looked very happy! The above photo is of Jenna’s fingerless gloves that I am finishing off for winter, a lovely pattern, you can find here.
These are Kye’s slipper socks that I am knitting. I have used the pattern from the Children’s Year and simply knitted the foot of the slipper in the round which makes it so much easier and means less sewing up, which is great! This is such an amazing book to have as part of your home library, essential I think:)
Yes, the bottom of the finished sock is a little soiled because Kye was so excited that I was knitting these for him, he has been wearing the one finished slipper sock with his socks until I am finished the other one! Sweet! I am almost finished the second slipper sock and then he will have two! It is such an easy pattern, you can just knit to your foot size:) Love it!
Foraging baby chickens…
Life is good!