Tales from the Sea Garden

Tales from The Sea Garden

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Sunday 22 March 2020

 How are you all managing out there? I thought I'd share some photos of joyous Spring flowers to wish all mothers a very 'Happy Mother's Day'. There are probably lots of you who weren't able to see your loved ones today because of the contact restrictions, but  sacrifices have to be made for the common cause.
My shop is now closed until who knows when? I was feeling rather bereft yesterday as my shop really is the focus of my life, and I have been working hard at home all Winter making things ready for the season, which would ordinarily start next week with the start of the school holidays. 

To those of you who may still be planning on coming to Cornwall to spend the Easter holidays, may I ask you to think very carefully before you do - I know it's a beautiful place to escape to, but Cornwall has a higher than average elderly population who are feeling very vulnerable right now. So far there have been few cases of Coronavirus in Cornwall, and a sudden influx of visitors could make that number soar, as well as deplete our little village shops of food and essentials. We only have one hospital in the county with facilities to cope with the virus.
 So please, stay put in your own home, and stay safe, and we will get through these unprecedented circumstances together.

Sunday 15 March 2020

 It's finished! I feel like I have been painting with wool....
 When Angelica saw it she said, 'Oh it's the colours of Cornwall!' and she's right -  the ocean depths, the tidal pools, the craggy cliffs, the lichen crevices, the sandy coves....
I have used all different weights of yarn, some wool, some cotton; two strands together if they are very fine, which has resulted in a gently undulating effect not unlike the contours of a landscape, which quietly pleases me. I made plenty of mistakes along the way, and had to unpick parts several times over, but I think I shall carry on knitting for the rest of my life, now that I have re-ignited the bug (I'm already planning the next one!)