Saturday, June 26, 2010

African violet

Had to take picture of this one, it's the miniature violet and so heavy with flowers that thay trail down to the windowsill.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer is here

This is the round flower bed that was redone this spring, adding more dirt to raise it up, it was always getting flooded in the spring. Have added a knockout rose bush, 2 salvias, echinachea, 2 butterfly weed plants, a gallardia and some annuals in the front. Also transplanted some asiatic lilies.
Pansies are so bright and cheerful.
This is a perennial geranium, Splish splash.
Here is the front bed, transplanted a campanula,two columbine and the yellow pansies have been coming up for the last two years. I like the pink/yellow combination of the pansies and some pink petunias and salvias.
Morning glory seedlings.

A close up of the asiatic lilies, and some cosmos seedlings. Hope these are the shell cosmos, only two plants came up from the other pack of cosmos seeds so far, and can't remember which was which.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Baby sweater #3

This is made from handspun, also. Hope somebody will come along that will use it, the yarn is a bit too prickly for a hat. I thought about knitting a liner in a soft acrylic yarn and making a hat, but this pattern is an easy one to work on in the car, or pick up and put down a lot. It's garage sale season, and this is what I took along last time...

Friday, June 11, 2010

Making things from handspun

Started this little hat last night and finished it up this afternoon. Made from some of my handspun, there wasn't enough to make a larger project, so decided to try a baby hat. There was enough for the hat, with several yards left over.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

another F.O.

This is another baby pullover from the Knitting Pure and Simple pattern, the yarn is Lion Brand Pound of Love in lavender. I have made 2 of the 6 month size so far, and would like to make an 18 month size for my grandson in a denim colored yarn soon.

Had to buy another size 9 circular needle to make the sweater, and ended up with this pair. My favorite needles are wooden circulars and was upset to find that our cat Jimi ( my weaving buddy) had chewed up the one needed for this sweater. Well, as long as I needed a new one, might as well look for one with sharper tips, as the sleeve increases were very difficult to do with the bamboo ones due to being so blunt. These seemed to have the sharpest points so that was why I bought them, but discovered that the problem of stitches getting caught on the needle where it's connected to the cord wasn't an issue. Am not sure if you can see it in the photo, but they taper the needles, and the cord connection is very smooth. They are more slippery than wood, which is still an issue, but I would buy more of these, and they are less expensive, also.