Monday, July 6, 2009

I want candy

All day today, I would periodically refresh my email and ponder as to why there were no comments to my blog. Then I remembered that I hadn't posted since last week, heh. Whoopsee!

Well, despite what we might think, Summer must be here, right? Because everywhere I look, flowers are just on the brink of bursting open. My Bee Balm has grown to quite a prodigious size, and is covered with little buds, getting ready to seduce some unsuspecting butterflies...

My Hostas are stretching their delicate necks above their luscious foliage (gah.... I know, I'm trying to be all poetic and stuff, and it's coming out really cheesy, isn't it?)

And the little pumpkin plant Emilie and I planted a few weeks ago is sporting it's very first flower! See it?I don't know why I'm so excited by the idea of growing my own pumpkin for Halloween. Maybe I just watched It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown one too many times growing up? :)

Lots of my knitting is also on the verge of greatness :) My Mad Color Weave socks are past the heel, and I love them dearly, despite having to switch needles after having lost TWO 2.25 mm Harmony dpns! Those are the perils of commuter knitting, I guess...

I also finished Hamsa last night! It's upstairs blocking as I type, but by the time I was done threading everything on those blasted blocking wires (I. Hate. Blocking), the light had gone (as had my eyesight, to say nothing of my threshold for pain). Pictures next post, I promise.

And last but not least, I got some very special yarn in the mail last week. It's destined for baby knitting, for the yet to arrive Little Miss Enabler, so I can't really blog about it (Sorry!). But I can give you a wee taste...Oh yeah... this is going to be good.

Happy Knitting Everyone!


kate-the-enabler said...

TANIS??? I swear, this child will never vomit while wearing anything you might knit for her....somehow, I will ensure this miracle... :)
She's a lucky, lucky little proto-human.
The garden looks lovely, and I'm eager to see Hamsa. :)

Alrischa said...

I do love the sock colors; it's a bit mesmerising somehow... people will be staring at your ankles. hehe.

Sinéad said...

Love those socks. Great pattern. And am I bad for being a little bit pleased that someone else has lost some Harmony needles? To "share the pain" of my loss as it were? ;)
We planted some pumpkins the year before last. They were great fun to watch grow, but those tendrils grew halfway across the garden! It was all a bit Day of The Triffids stuff.

Ali P said...

Hahaha @ Enabler Lady. Tanis is superwash, non? We are all excited about a wee girly to befrill.

Sereknitty said...

Love the socks! They truly are mesmerising and will show off your lovely legs to perfection :)

Can't wait to see your Hamsa -- I agree, blocking is one of my least favourite things to do. Right up there with sewing/finishing/darning in ends.

Anonymous said...

Tanis? Mmmmm... If I pretend to be KTE's baby, will you knit for me?

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Yum on the Tanis! Nice color too!

I killed our pumpkin patch. Forgot to tell the gardener... he mowed it off... whoops. (It was outside of the garden bed).

Summer? What's summer?

Bummer on losing the DPNs.