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Sunday, April 16, 2006

A bit of yellow a bit of blue and green


The second spray of my orchid plant opened up and is much more glorious then the first. And here is Daisy drying. I am packing up my craft room to have it remodeled and can't find a single button. Wow, a reason to shop:)


I still need a zipper for my BPT, too.

Meanwhile, my order from Four Seasons Knitting Products came. Lovely, lovely, squishy Koigu. I'm in love! (and so is Totoro!) I wanted a solid for Cascading Leaves. And the blue? I just had to have it. I got a bit of a scare on my first time ordering from Four Seasons when I didn't hear from them, but the owner was away! She even expedited the shipping for me when she returned.


I experimented with cel phone picture sent to Flickr. Ain't technology grand? It's a good example of why more pixels are better! I had to adjust the color since the flower was a very yellow hibiscus.


I miss decorating Easter Eggs with the kids, since they are kids no more. Have a nice Sunday everyone, on this the last of the "chocolate" holidays until Halloween!

Ooh I almost forgot. My mini sushi stitch markers from Amyville arrived. I ordered them after mkcarroll illustrious designer of The Womb showed me hers. They are just so cute!

15 comments:

debbie said...

you've really been busy with the knitting i see! i love your bpt and your daisy recipient is sooo lucky! the yellow blooms are so refreshingly spring-y....

mysticalfeet said...

Oooh that Bpt is gorgeous! I do like that squashy orange color. Think of the blue koigu as your reward for knitting out of your comfort zone, now you can return to blue!!

Kim
ellapoodle@mac.com

candsmom said...

Your BPT is gorgeous!! I love the longer length. And when did Daisy come about?! I just blink my eye and you go and finish not one, but TWO sweaters. ;-) They're both beautiful! And both are so perfect for Project Spectrum, too! Ooh, your Koigu is so pretty! I really like the solid colors- so glad to hear that everything worked out with Four Seasons. What a relief that must've been. Your blooms are beautiful...looking forward to seeing those sushi stitch markers! Did you get maki or nigiri? ;-) Hope you had a wonderful Easter... take care, Barb! :-)

Beth said...

Thank you for your kind comments on my Rainbow Sherbet socks. I love your Bpt sweater - I haven't seen that pattern before, now it's on my 'To Do' list. That Daisy sweater is really sweet as well - you've been a busy girl! Is it difficult to be a knitter in such a warm climate? Where I live (near Buffalo NY) we need all the warm sweaters, scarves, hats, mittens...we can get.

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

What a gorgeous orchid! Wish we had your climate here in New England. Love your sweaters. And if you ever want pewter buttons, check out the http://www.letsknit.com site. They have a great selection.
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kimberly said...

Oh that Bpt is so gorgeous!! That was fast.
Daisy is such a pretty color, too.

Jen said...

Oh, very nice orange color on your BPT. You must show us your underarm!

Terby said...

You have beautiful flowers. I'd love to try to grow orchids. Someday, when I don't have a toddler! The BPT looks fab, and now I'll have to give that pattern another look.

Moon said...

I clicked the link to see the sushi stitch markers and they are FAB-U-LOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love your BPT by the way.... I need to make something big like that someday soon.....
;0)
Moon

keohinani said...

dang, you are JAMMING! how awesome! beautiful! gorgeous! fabulous! how do i even begin to describe them? well, everyone else has used those adjectives already...hehehe...i love your sweaters! so bright, fun, and perfect for spring :) they match a lot of the flowers i'm seeing nowadays...the bpt reminds me of the bougainvilla i see at the ala moana parking structure by sears. i always liked those flowers. ;) and look at that koigu...*drool* the colors are just beautiful. and how about that service!? i miss decorating easter eggs, too. i never liked eating them; just decorating them. can't wait to see what you knit next! great work, barb!

Lolly said...

What a lovely post, Barb! I am totally digging your BPT and can't wait to see more. Thanks for sharing the lovely yellow blooms also! I want to be in Hawaii right about now... :)

Stacey said...

Wow, your Bpt is gorgeous! I love the armpit shot. It looks so complicated - you did a fabo job! I went walking yesterday and today and saw some beautiful flowers that made me think of your beautiful flower posts!

kathi said...

i love the color you chose for your bpt. and i have always wanted some koigu. lucky you!

keohinani said...

what color is the darker koigu? i meant to ask...it's gorgeous!

joelene said...

Oh my I love your BPT! It has been on my list for a long time! I love coming across a finished ones!