Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Pretty little seedlings







Mystery peppers






Grape hyacinth

Rosemary and lavender

Monday, May 19, 2008

Pretty New Yarn

I ordered this batt from Butterfly Girl Designs and spun it up this weekend. The colorway is called Blueberry Lime Surprise and it's 50% merino, 50% bamboo and a bit of sparkly angelina for good measure. It's so soft and dreamy! I feel like it should be called mermaid hair or something.

I am starting to make some arm warmers with it, because it's about the only thing I could think of that I might possibly wear anytime in the next several months.

I went to the sock club at Crazy Girl Yarn and bought some Noro Kureyon sock yarn!!! It's so pretty! (scratchy, sure, but so, so pretty!) I can't wait to make something with it!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Unknown sprout and lightbulbs

Ok, so here is the unknown sprout today.

I know it's not basil, lettuce, oregano, cilantro, marigolds, chives, tomatoes, carrots.... the only thing it can be are beans or peppers. I really really hope it's peppers. Or something I didn't plant, like pineapple.
I also have lots of new sprouts this morning that I didn't have yesterday morning. Like in one place I have about a thousand lettuce sprouts. I guess I got a little seed happy. Oops! I also have a ton of marigold sprouts, which is exciting because those are ones that didn't sprout indoors. It's also how I know the unknown sprout isn't marigolds.

So, when we replaced all the lightbulbs in our house with compact fluorescents, Sean put all the old lightbulbs in a vase on an end table in the hallway. I thought it was sort of silly and didn't do anything about it. After a bit of a lightbulb disaster on Saturday, though, I got a bit annoyed about the lightbulb vase and thought it was really dumb and who in their right mind has a vase full of light bulbs?

Meta Home in Old Capital Mall, that's who. We saw this display in the window last night, and it cracked me up enough to take a picture of it.
The lightbulb vase stays.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Things that grow

I haven't really been knitting, just spinning more of the green yarn. I think I will use the green yarn to make the Urban Aran Cardigan. I also decided what I think i want to do with the alpaca! I think I will make it a 2 ply yarn and make the Apres Surf Hoodie from the new Interweave Knits! I will probably dye it a really pale shade of something using food coloring or kool-aid. Such ambition I have, considering the only thing I have knit in months is a pair of socks.

Instead of knitting I have been watching things grow! Here are some tulips that I was so excited to bloom!

Only it turns out they are actually poppies! Pretty!

(edit: I was kind of nervous posting that because figured someone would say they aren't poppies and make it obvious that I have no idea about flowers. Here is a handy hint though: don't google images of poppies. Apparently there are a lot of naked people named Poppy. Fyi.)

Anyway, here are some blue flowers that are in the same little area of our patio as the red flowers.

Since it's actually letting me upload pictures (knock on wood) I think I'll add some more pictures of dirt with teeny bits of green in it.
Here are my tomato plants! They are the only plants big enough to be mildly interesting. To me, I mean.

This particular pile of dirt is also fascinating to me, because one of the random unidentified dirt clods that fell into the sink is sprouting! See! The tiny thing down in the lower left corner! Please tell me you can see it. (Yes, I realize that you can't see it. I am ok with that, because I know it's there.) A special bonus prize will go to the first person who can correctly identify what the sprout is turning into. Your choices are: lettuce, beans, marigolds, bell peppers, jalapenos or habaneros. Or maybe basil. Or oregano. I don't think it's either of those last two, though.

And I'd be remiss if I didn't include a picture of the cat, so here he is helping garden by hiding in the barbeque cover.