Thursday, February 21, 2008

Progress of a sort

This left sock in on gauge for me, but the right one had too many stitches in it so I had to rip it all out and start over again. C'est la vie. The yarn is so pretty it is not a big loss to have to redo it so that is fine.

Monday, February 18, 2008

First tomato of the year, ripening

I couldn't get really close to it; the others, greener were in the way, but you can see the color coming in.
My other tomatoes are growing, and my new Aerogarden is on the way, I just got notification.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Valentines flowers

I was surprised and happy to receive tulips from my husband who is over seas and ordered online. The tulips are from pro flowers and arrived in perfect shape and did very well. I brought in the pots of daffodils blooming in the back yard to show off with them.

Monday, February 11, 2008

A bit of progress on the Trekking XXL

The start of the leg, I cast on about 90 stitches to compensate for the cankles, and the swollen ankles (no matter that I take 2 kinds of blood pressure meds) I really love the shadowing of the yarn and it feels good to use. It is fun to watch what happens every row or so. I know that with much less width that it would show a more gradual shadowing, but it is all fun.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Flowers blooming, yarn and socks

The mini-daffodils in the pot are less than the size of a quarter; I love these guys. The passion flower is blooming on the front porch; the vines are in the ground and I am weaving the vines back and forth across the porch to block out the sun as much as I can since it gets horribley hot and miserable in the summer time. Any shade is nice. The passion flower is intertwined with passion fruit vines. The box of yarn is sock yarn, very bright colors, and the sock at the bottom is two skeins; one is primary colors in sockotta and then interspersed with wool yarn, Wildefoote in color Deco Green which is very, very bright. I love it.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Ribbing on the new socks

The ribbing is now about twice as long, but here is an update pic. I had to charge the battery on my camera so will update occasionally on these. These are the first cuff down socks in quite a while.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Superbowl Knitting with bright yarn

Look, the New Harmony needles from Knit Picks match my yarn I will be using today; I will just do plain knitting, this is a great yarn that shades and doesn't want any cables or lace.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Lovely yarn I got today

New yarn I just got in for colorful socks. I can't believe how vibrant the colors are and I can't wait to start knitting away. I might start that colorway that is all stripey on the left side on Superbowl Sunday. I will be allllll by myself, and even bought a token beer to drink for my husband who is already deployed and can't be here and maybe can't even watch. I hope he can. The striped yarn has orange, green, turquoise and red, which sounds horrible and garish but makes a lovely striped, shadowy pattern. I hope to get them knit soon.

I got a free skein of yarn!

The turquoise speckly yarn is a free skein from Astrids Dutch Obsessions she chose to go with my new order. Perfect!!!