Saturday, 19 July 2008


I may have mentioned that I have thrown my hat in to the vegetable garden ring this year (again) - of course it usually gets trampled by a herd of deer or chewed up by gophers, and this year the weather isn't really cooperating. It has just been so cool that things haven't grown as quickly as (I think) they should.

Here is my one measly triumph!

Did you see it?

Here it is again.

I have a little window box on the veranda where the animals can't get to it and I have one teeny tiny little cherry tomato. There are a couple of blossoms on the real tomato plants too (out in the regular garden), but since I am leaving for Japan in less than 6 weeks, I will probably never see them come to fruition. I have my hopes for this little tomato, though. Even though it already has a blemish!

In the mean time my nervous energy has gone into this sock.

I've sure ripped it out a lot of times, but I'm either getting used to the way it looks or starting to like it. I sure don't know how I'll ever knit a second one with an even vaguely similar design!

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Latest Project

I've been playing with sock yarn and seeing if I could put a couple of different self-striping yarns together to make some more interesting patterns.

At the top of this picture you can see an experiment with slip-stitching and a solid yarn plus self-striping one.

It is about to be ripped out because I made it too narrow, somaybe I'll try something else.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Update on Afghan

Here is the afghan that I have been working on - Not quite half way finished
but progressing nicely.