Yesterday I had a road trip of the best kind… with blue skies and rolling green hills dotted with sheep and cows and trees. My hubby Charlie went foraging for mushrooms… I went foraging for yarn.
Charlie got to meet the very cool Ro Anderson from Whole Larder Love at his mushroom workshop… in a forest bursting with pretty light and mushrooms.
A bunch of lovely folk went foraging in this beautiful forest, then Ro cooked them up an amazing feast on a campfire and a brilliant little bush kitchen set up in the back of his ute.
Not only did they all learn heaps about what mushrooms to pick, where to look, and what not to pick, they got to eat the most amazing food at the end of it all.
You can read a bit more about the mushroom forage and see some more photos I took on hubby’s blog, Stockman Leathercraft if you like.
Meanwhile as Charlie searched the forest floor for mushrooms, I road-tripped my way to Bendigo Woollen Mills and found myself some gorgeous new blues and greens in wool and alpaca… I’m so predictable aren’t I? I just can’t help but be drawn to these colours over and over… I find them a colourful and peaceful mix all rolled in together, and that’s a combo I can’t resist.
Speaking of colourful… My Popping Candy Blanket is nearing the finishing line… except I’ve got about a billion ends to darn before I can crochet the edge. So I’ll try to resist the urge to start a new blue/green project… I’ll be busy darning ends for quite some time I think…
How about you… darning any ends? Busting to start a new project? Been to any beautiful forests lately?
Wishing you ripper days filled with good clean country air.
4 thoughts on “foraging for mushrooms and yarn”
Sounds intriguing, foraging for mushrooms and a lovely time but I would have come with you to the Bendigo Woollen Mills for sure:) Love the bluey yarn and that blanket is looking amazing. I am in the middle of sewing together 286 grannies at the moment but this time I darned in the ends as I went along which I am so pleased about now. Darning ends can be therapeutic 😉
I am finding the darning a bit therapeutic this time! Normally I dread it but at the moment a bit of mindless darning is perfect for me… I admire people like you that darn as they go! 286 grannies is a lot of ends to do at once… what a beautiful big blankie you will end up with tho’! Thanks for popping in 🙂
What a beautiful day! Thanks for sharing. I have two projects going, a crocheted rag rag and a knitted patchwork blanket. I have to keep a check on myself as I’m constantly dreaming up new things to make. The blanket will be an ongoing project for a while and I’ll allow myself one other project. If I don’t set boundaries with myself I’ll have many started projects and none finished. Hope you have a lovely week and your hubby makes some yummy mushroom meals for you. Take care xxoo
It was such a lovely day, one of those special ones for the memory bank. I’ve never tried the crocheted rag thing but it’s on my list… I just love the dreaming up new things to make, as much as I love making them! And yes, hubby cooked up the mushrooms he picked yesterday and they were the yummiest mushies I’ve ever had! So full of flavour, I could almost taste the forest! Thanks for stopping by Julie 🙂