ooops, is that sun bothering your eyes??
sorry—i just can’t help catching as much of the sun as i can. we had what seems like six months (oh yeah, it was six months . . .) of nothing but gray, and this week is just the opposite—brilliantly sunny, warm, and springy.
the foliage plants are all blooming now
burro’s tails (or donkey, or whatever). i just love these hyper-green flowers. they last for several weeks if my memory is correct. or at least a couple . . .
i love the secretive kind of flowers that appear on ground cover and foliage plants
the myrtle flowers are so sweet. we don’t get many violets (we probably have too many weeds), but the myrtle is really lovely, and i like its tough, leathery leaves, too.
we also have our first tulips, which are quite a splashy variety
they open wa-a-ay wide during the day and close up tight like new buds at night. i like the variegated leaves, too.
and i do have bleeding hearts, just not where i thought they were
looks like they will have lots of branches this year . . i hope those are filled with flowers, because last year there were only like two.
ok, i know—i haven’t shown you any knitting. ack (can you hear the excuse coming??).
actually i do have knitting but i was fooling around with internet connection woes all day (it’s that time of the month i guess), and i didn’t get pictures.
i got a sock almost completely done in classes yesterday, and i have progress on the sock de la mer, and on the scarf i started. but no photos. sorry!
i do have a swatch (finally) that i like for this sweet and simple shawl i’ve been trying to get started
this is it. the edging, of course, will look a little less dominant in the larger piece. it has one allover stitch that reminds me of stars, and that edging. it is a great project for a first triangle shawl, as the WS rows do not have lace knitting (except in the edging).
the shape is a wide triangle, so there is little danger of it being too long, and really you could stop any time, but hopefully at the end of a chart repeat. it can be worn around the shoulders, or scarfed around the neck. and we will do it with one skein of lanas puras melosa laceweight.
something easy enough to be a summer take-along project.
ok, i better get back to work here. hopefully this internet outage thing will not curtail my posting more than it has already, but if so, know that i wish i was.