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Friday, November 26, 2004

I'm a Bad Blogger...

But a very good knitter.

I finished my Clapotis and I really love it. This was a very enjoyable project for me to knit. I used 6 1/2 balls of Peruvian Highland Wool in Spiced Wine. This scarf/wrap is very large and will be good company now that the cold is starting to make itself known.




Did you hear that, Curly Girl? Yes, you...the one that is in a bit of a knitting project funk and needs a little push to complete her three, I repeat, THREE, projects. Won't it be nice to snuggle in your sweater while ALL your toes are toasty in your PAIR of thrum socks, while the snow, yes, that's right, SNOW, softly drifts into four foot mounds just outside your door. [g] I hope that this gives you the incentive to finish them up. If not, I'll have to get out the big guns!

Now, like I said, I've been a very good knitter and started on my second Camelot sock, my only project left before I start on my Ribby Cardi.




I also decided to stop neglecting my plants and water them today. I'm bad for that...they usually hit the wilting stage by the time I remember to water them.

So, I'm sticking my nose and fingers in places that I'm sure my plants didn't appreciate. But, they must not hate me that much because look what they're giving me for Christmas...


This is my Orchid that my husband gifted me with last Christmas and it has a flower shoot. I will have Orchids for Christmas! I'm so excited.



This is my other Orchid that I got at the same time last Christmas and it has a shoot coming through, too. I'm so lucky.



My Christmas Cactus is also in the spirit this year and has tons of blooms...



Last, but not least, my Hibiscus has also decided to bloom. It didn't do a darn thing all summer, but I ain't complainin' now.



Now I'm just waiting on my Hoya to bloom...it's two years old and I bought it as a baby, but I don't know how long it needs to mature before it does bloom.

Before I forget again, Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends. Eat hearty and stay safe.

To everyone else, have a great weekend and...

Happy Knitting!

10 comments:

Mona strickt said...

Love your Clapotis and am in awe that your plants do so well. I tend to kill everything that's green, even cacti are not safe with me.

Have a good weekend,
Mona

Marlene said...

I LOVE the Camelot socks (I think I have said that before.....with the first sock). Where did you find the pattern?

My plants are doing a little better than usual right now.....but nothing like yours. Flowering plants come home in bloom and never bloom again.

Kimberly said...

You are a very good knitter. The sock looks great!

Curlie Girl said...

LOL! Ohhh, you're bad! Very, very bad! But let me tell you, I HAVE one Clapotis all done and ready to be photographed, almost a full pattern repeat on St. Brigid, and now I'm off to knit my thrummed sock for the four feet of snow that's coming my way! LOL! Oh, so bad. Your Clapotis looks amazing! I love how warm and cozy it is, and that it also doubles as a shawl! Thanks for the extra push Michelle, you enabler, you!

Your flowers are incredible!

Maureen said...

Love your Clapotis...what an interesting pattern. Your plants are incredible. You sure have a green thumb.

Michelle said...

Thanks Mona.

I used to kill plants all the time and didn't have one for years. I think the trick with plants is to ignore them for the most part and water and feed them when they look like they need it. That's when I've had the best luck.

Michelle said...

Hi Marlene.

The pattern is Camelot Socks by Lucy Neatby.

Michelle said...

Thanks very much, Kimberly.

Michelle said...

Hey, Curly Girl. I'm very glad to hear that you've got your projects moving again. Anything to be of service to a fellow knitter to get their butt in gear again! LOL

Michelle said...

Thanks Maureen.

It seems the more I just let them be, the better they do. It was a hard lesson to learn, though! LOL