Sock knitting and cress growing

It’s easy to see why kids are infant school/primary school grow cress (or was that just us? In the 80s/90s?) – I planted a lot of seeds in the past couple of weeks – our balcony is covered with pots. I tend to them daily, a little bit of water, angling them for the best sunlight, working out how to protect my little pots from the wind.

So far, out of my almost 40 pots, the only thing to grow is cress.


This is one of three pots of cress currently growing, and it turns out you don’t need to do a whole lot for it to grow, it’s really rather self sufficient. Now if only my other seeds were so keen to show themselves…

As for indoor activities, during a trip to stay with us, my little mama bear started to teach me how to knit socks. My first one, starting from the top, is only a few inches long so far, but I feel like I’ve totally got the hang of the 5 sock knitting needles, and because each needle only has around 10 stitches, I feel like I get lots of little victories (compare this to knitting a sweater, where there are 100+ stitches on the needles and it takes forever to get to the end of a row). Quick fix gratification, wahoo!


Lets just see how I feel when it gets to the heel…

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