a) Scandinavian and Scottish winter weather feels very far away at the moment, but that doesn't mean I don't love looking through the windswept and grey photos of my latest book purchase, Knitting from the North by Hilary Grant. I first heard about this book on Nicole's podcast and fell in love with the aesthetics of it. I hope to try some colour-work knitting from it this winter (I think this hat will be my first project). You can see all the projects in the book here.
b) We have a lot of native plants in the garden, especially hebes as they seem to be the only flowering plants who are unpeturbed by our stormy hilltop conditions. At the moment, we have little hebes growing from cracks in the concrete, through the bricks in the courtyard, and big hebes growing like wild in the garden. I love their delicate-yet-sculptural flowers.
c) Both Keira and I (but especially Keira) like to make sure we have a good supply of wrapping paper, cards and tape on hand at all times. This is our latest order of washi tape (from here) - we have a lot of fun carefully choosing a few rolls each a couple of times a year. That mushroom tape was my choice, though.
Hope you're having a lovely weekend so far, dear readers!