Friday, 11 November 2011

Reasons To Be Cheerful

They're very small and domestic reasons to be cheerful this week!

1. My Peerie Flooers hat is progressing nicely. I've done virtually no knitting for the last week or so for one reason or another, so it's nice to get back to it.

2. Miss Mouse is enjoying her dance classes and it makes both laugh and smile to see her practising in the middle of the living-room. I never thought I'd have a child who does tap, majorettes and cheerleading! I was going to take a picture of her brand-new tap shoes to illustrate my point (she's so excited about them, she took them to school to show her teacher!) but it's too dark now.

3. Weird low winter light makes me smile. I took this picture yesterday when there was no direct sunlight in the garden but indirect sunlight (bouncing off the house) was lighting up what's left of the nasturtiums.

Looking at other blogs today and seeing various beautiful poppy pictures for Armistice Day, it occurred to me that I was sure I'd planted poppy seeds this year, but none came up. Odd. I'd thought they were supposed to be fairly straight-forward to grow. Maybe next year!

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Poppies at Kittochside, June 2011.


Planet Penny said...

I LOVE the colours, the yarn, the pattern, everything about that hat, it's gorgeous! My granny used to knit FairIsle berets, multicoloured, no pattern, straight out of her head with all that shaping. I wish I'd inherited that talent.
I think poppies grow where they decide to grow, it sounds like my battle to have hollyhocks, and they like freshly disturbed ground, hence their appearance after battles, and in wheat fields. I'd just scatter them about in odd corners and ignore them till they surprise you!
Thanks for joining in with Reasons to be Cheerful. It's giving me a lift, so I'm sure it's working for others too.
Penny xxx

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Aren't small domestic reasons to be cheerful often the best kind :D

Mrs. Micawber said...

I can't grow poppies either. I suffer dreadful poppy envy whenever I pass a fine patch in someone else's garden.

That hat - oh my word. Just beautiful, and the ribbing looks so intricate.

scarletti said...

Brilliant pictures and knitting Ye Talented One!I'm off with 'flu so can blogwatch : )

Julie said...

Your hat is going to be amazing. I wish I could knit like that.
My wee girl likes dancing too. I got kicked out of ballet aged 2 1/2 because I wouldn't join in so she doesn't take after me either! Juliex