Wednesday, January 10, 2007


Last night Thomasina and Thomas sat down to look at the stockinette stich scarf. We had to live up to our namesake. I quickly became the croaking frog.. ribbit, ribbit. I now have a nice pile of unknitted yarn for a new scarf.

I've pulled together a set of links for S to look at and will begin the swatching party again soon! Keep you posted (and thanks for the suggestion Beth!).

The other nice knitting thing that happened yesterday was that the book, Loop-d-Loop by Teva Durham, that I ordered before the new year arrived.

While there are definitely some things in here I would never knit for myself, I find the book very inspirational. There are at least three projects I've put on my "for the future" list. A couple of them are even sweaters! If you haven't taken a look at this book yet, you should.

Before I leave for the day, I thought I'd share some garden photos for the Garden Genie.

This fine looking thing is our Trailing Indigo Bush (I don't see any indigo there, fushia, but who knows?)

Here's a close up of the blooms. It almost reminds me of Christmas Cactus, but this plant is not a succulent.

And then our camellias are blooming too (well, one of them is blooming, the other is coming along, and the third is unfortunately dead - a Sterling casualty.

What I'm sure will of most interest to Garden Genie is our veggies.

Maybe not toooooo impressive from a far. But look, what's this...

those would be baby brussels. We are so excited!


Will Pillage For Yarn said...

Oooh! Winter veggies!

LA really still twists my gardening sensibilities around a bit. I still think of winter gardening as "Mulch everything except for a couple of root crops and maybe some kale." even though I've lived here for over a decade. :-P

jeanbyrd said...

I am so jealous of those little green balls of brussels. You and S are the ultimate garden genies. I will be there soon as the snow stops and the ground heats up - maybe April?