Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Pardon the garden

I promised to show my sprouts, so looky. Since my last post, we went through a period of heavy rains and cool temps, so the plants are doing very well. I have repotted vines in big pots with trellises all ready for them to climb. Lovely! See?

The nasturtiums got moved to a bigger container and are really thriving--but where are the flowers? The reason I love nasturtiums is because the leaves are just as pretty as the flowers, but I want the flowers, too. Time for more plant food, I suppose.









The basil and tithonia I grew from seed are also showing out quite nicely. Gardening is so easy here--anything will grow!



So that's why I asked you to pardon the garden--I had to show off my babies! Now for the yarn babies.

I finished the TLC Cotton Plus socks. You bet I'll be making more of these. They are so comfy.


This is after a machine wash and dry--still good.


That lace panel I showed you has turned into this. I picked up stitches along one long side and fashioned a bodice. It will have little buttons in front at the rib panel, and I plan to work on an edge along the armholes. I haven't decided whether it will have sleeves or not. First, I am going to pick up stitches along the bottom of the rib panel and work down in a similar smaller lace panel so that I can increase in between the panels for the hips. It's just an experiment to try out a little lace top. I probably won't be writing this particular one into a pattern, so I thought I'd show as I go. It's fun!


Of course, I am trying to give it a little attention between writing ten new patterns whose samples have already been knitted. That's what I'm supposed to be doing right now, so I must say Mar Sin Leat, An-Drasta! (Bye for now--I bet you thought I'd forgotten the Gaelic!)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh look at your babies!
Are you done with HP yet?
just kidding (kinda) call me or tell me when to call you somehow I love you and miss you Emily

sue said...

Your plants look so lovely and healthy. I love the bodice you knitted, such a pretty lace pattern too.

Anonymous said...

hello! just a lurker... :) I too love nasturtiums. You might want want to stop feeding them, too much food gives them all those pretty green leaves & no flowers! I learned the hard way! :)