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.


Julia said...

I think those are still tulips. That's just what their insides look like.

And in general, DC city services are not reassuring, so I guess I sort of expect as much with the police.

AndreaLea said...

I would have guessed those to be tulips too. Hmmm... mysterious pretty flower.

Your green sprout is not lettuce. I can't see it beyond that to tell you what it is.

Julia said...

Haha, you're fine. I'm still trying to convince Brian that tulips and daffodils are different flowers.

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SHELLY said...

Those are indeed tulips. The foliage on poppies is........well, uglier.