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Monday, July 21, 2008

Flowers blooming and Cool Socks!

Ok, so I goes out in the backyard and discover that the star hibiscus is blooming it's head off. I love this plant because once it starts blooming, it blooms one, two, three, five or more blooms a day, every day for the next month. It just started about 3 days ago, so it's late this year, but it's so covered with buds that it might never stop . . . . .


And, of course the passion flowers are blooming too. Lady Margaret goes pretty much year round with a few small breaks here and there. The bud is the first bud on violacea and it's just sitting there teasing me. It's big enough that it should have opened, but you can see that it hasn't. There are half a dozen more with buds, including some others that I haven't seen bloom yet . . . .


And this is the new sock yarn! I took care of a friend's cats while she was on vacation and this was a lovely little gift she brought back for me. I can't wait to knit with it cuz it's such a wild idea. I've finally got the austermann socks going with a Charlene Schurch toe up pattern and they seem to be working. Miss M wants another hedgehog and since they take so little time, and I have almost enough yarn leftover, I said I'd do it.
But I also have enough sock yarn to keep an army in siberia warm and must get going on it. . . .