I'll be back.

Hello old and new friends. My blog has been inactive but I am still around. I loom-knit, weave and have picked up the sticks to needle knit, too! My patterns page links to Ravelry and I will answer questions about those. Maybe someday I will be back to write more. We will see where life takes me.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Progress blooms

Projects are budding inside and out. After finishing a cornucopia of knits for my Etsy shop recently, I started anew and kept working on a few more.

The sparkly sock is coming along. This amazing loom is quite a conversation-starter wherever I go. I can go pretty fast on it except for those k2tog/YO [1] rows. I think I'll be switching to just stockinette for the foot so I can whip through these.

Sparkly sock WIP

After starting my market bag a few or 10 times, I have some real stretchy progress to show.

Market bag WIP

The snake hat is all done so it's time for another fun hat knit. So here comes Yoshi times two for our friends' Halloween costumes. Their lil one is going to be baby Mario and if you've played a few Nintendo games, you should know why this all works out.

Yoshi hat WIP

Lastly for the knits, do you remember that pink pink pink children's knit machine? Until it just wasn't any fun anymore, I cranked out a big pile of girly, furry scarves. They're all set for this fall's craft fair and the toy is tucked away into the closet.

Girly scarves

A friend (and former co-worker) from our local newspaper recently blogged about how indoor housekeeping takes a backseat to prettying up the outdoors during the summer. As I look around right now at our dingy floors, mail piles and laundry — I know what she's talking about.

I know my garden holds no ground on hers but I am enjoying popping flowers and budding veggies right now. Mr Plate and I even weeded and trimmed our stone-y garden areas last night. The clover has been conquered in the front and our sprawling dogwood was given a buzz cut. I should have taken before/after photos but I didn't so you'll have to do with the following photos instead.

The Topsy Turvy containers have been moved from the wobbly shepherd's hooks to sturdy hooks drilled onto the deck. I have to say they are my strongest plants right now.

Topsy Turvy Topsy Turvy tomatoes

My favorite pot on the patio holds the lilies and coleus plants. I am beyond thrilled that they bloomed this year. I love the burst of orange surrounded by the pretty reds and greens.

My favorite pot this summer ...

The onions have taken over in a different container. You might not see it but I promise there's a pepper plant in there somewhere, too. I hope those onions are going strong down in the dirt.

Onion takeover

And here is a pretty pic to say adieu. Berries are forming on our young Hawthorne tree.

Hawthorne Tree berries

[1] Knit 2 stitches together and yarn over. I need to move 1 loop
to an adjacent peg, knit 2 loops over 1, and then wrap the yarn
around the empty peg.

1 comment:

  1. Nice! Excellent knitting and gorgeous garden. I like the orange with the dark red/purple too. Looks great together.