Monday, August 28, 2006

Summer of what?

I was supposed to be participating in Summer of Socks. I did relatively well the first month, but August? August was lost to Secret Yarnination. Which isn't really lost. And which, by the way, is FINISHED :-) Wish I could show you. Ah, someday.

Anyway, I got back to Hedera this weekend and made it as far as turning the heel:
I love this pattern and this yarn (Rowan 4-ply Soft). The pattern is fun and knits up fast, and this yarn fairly flies under the needles — even the crappy aluminum ones I'm using for this because I had my Inox #1s tied up elsewhere. I have already purchased further yarn (various brands) to make more Hederas. I am in a state of Hederadoration.

I made more progress on Mariner, too. I realize it's hard to tell, as it's just a vast butterfly-shaped expanse of magenta, punctuated by squiggly bits of marker yarn.

And I made jam :-) Mission Fig and Satsuma plum. The plum is truly out-of-this world.

Yep, that's right. It's on Mars. Stays cooler there without refrigeration.

Actually, it's all over my kitchen.

This was my sock yarn. Last week, I was ready to believe that this meant I needed to knit some more socks.

However, I chose to address the problem creatively:

Oh yeah. And the brugmansia is blooming.


Earin Marybird said...

Yarn! Jam! Flower pictures! You covered it all for me. I love the color of the Rowan - so soft and fresh.

crankygrrrrrl said...

the hedera's look great...that pattern has been on the back burner for me, but maybe i'll put it closer to the top of my list!

Laura B said...

I can't believe that you've only been knitting since Jan. and you're already tackling a pattern like hedera! Seriously impressive!

Christine said...

Wow, I don't know how you are so productive! What is the magenta butterfly going to be?