Blooms and bloopers
Today I awoke to this! It's a full 6 and a half inches across and my photography doesn't do it justice.
Two plants have dropped buds, I'm guessing it's because immediately after moving them to our screened patio, which is also wrapped in plastic for their protection, we had a couple of nights of low 30's temperatures. At least one more plant will bloom in the next couple of weeks as it has 10 buds on it and each day the buds are a little fuller. Of course I'll be posting pics when it blooms. By the sizes of the buds it will bloom over a few days as some are quite small and appeared later than those that are looking more robust.
Knitting . . . I'm knitting socks, but I made a boo boo . . . I neglected to keep track of where I was supposed to start the gusset, so I took the needles out to go back a few rows, and it's going to be a bear getting the needles back in without dropping a stitch. I think it will get done in the patio where the light is really good on sunny days. What was that someone said about lifelines? I sure wish I'd done one! The socks are going to be gorgeous when finished . . . and they will be finished. I'm using Wildfoote yarn on size 2 needles, doing 2 socks on 2 circulars, toe up. See . . .
I'm awfully glad I've got a good stash of yarn, and am surprised at how fun it is to go through it and remember the fun days of travel and buying in different stores in different cities.
There is a new scarf pattern here on the Scarves From The Heart website called Steps. Just scroll down past the pattern links to the first pattern. You're welcome to use it for personal use or charity. You may link to it, but please don't print the pattern anywhere without permission, or make items to sell from the pattern. It's done in a dk weight yarn, and almost looks like cables done on the diagonal. It's a really easy pattern.