After posting the Ojo de Dios wrap a several weeks ago, I remembered how much I enjoyed knitting it. It is knit with Noro Silk Garden, which is an incredibly nice yarn and their colourways are fantastic.
I saw this colour and I think it was the bright limey green and rich blues that drew me in. I am an easy sell in the colour department!
When I finished and blocked it, I really liked it but the colours looked quite autumnal to me. I mostly wear bright clear jewel tones. I am thinking well someone might like it as I was sitting on the fence about it.
I then thought I'd switch it up with one of my brighter blue jackets. Yah baby, we are in colourtown!!
It always is amazing to me how certain colours can just pop out when teamed with a complimentary colour. I think playing with colour and textures are the best parts of knitting for me.
My shawl pin, which is more limey green in real life, looks OK! I did see another Noro colour combo in more wintery shades I really really liked too ....hmmm.
The more exciting topic-straw baling
We planted lots of different veggies in our bales and the good news seeds are sprouting!! Can I have a woot woot!!
We have planted lettuce, beans, peas, cilantro, radishes, arugula, spinach and carrots.
And of course the obligatory strawberries!
And tomatoes too!
We still have bales to plant, that are located on the hotter side of the garden. Most probably peppers, eggplants, tomatillos, maybe cukes and a few other things will go into the bales as soon as it is warm enough. I have been reading up on edible landscaping a lot and am trying to incorporate more edibles in my garden. After reading Nicole's post on permaculture, I was in! I was talking to my friend Tangi about it and her daughter designs edible landscapes and is quite an expert on permaculture. Synchronicity!!Gives you pause to wonder sometimes! I have a lot of different ideas I want to incorporate into our garden this year. We have been digging and weeding and weeding a lot.
|Mung bean noodle salad with shrimp|
Recently, my friend Heather had a Thai cooking class. Oh my, it was lots of fun and the dishes were amazing!! We all cooked up a storm, ate a great lunch and waddled home!!
|Chicken soup with coconut milk|
I love Thai food!! I have bought some Thai basil and lemon grass to go into my herb garden. And cilantro, lots of cilantro!! I am in the process of replanting one of my big planters with herbs, beneficials and pollinators, whew! Lots to think about and plan. That is a whole other big topic!!
Have a great week friends