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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Confessions


The sunshine and clear skies made this orchid happy. My mom is anxious to transplant it as the biggest spray is on a part of the plant outside the pot. Its all I can do to keep her from doing it before the last bud blooms! I equate big blooms with happiness. My live and let live approach to gardening has resulted in a lot of weeds but every once and awhile I get a bonus!





Speaking of weaknesses, I will have to admit, I'm a follower much of the time. I have allowed myself to be swayed by the many blogs touting the glories of Socks That Rock. The package arrived yesterday and I'm so intrigued with the color. I got the medium weight. Now to decide on the projects.
I am showing the toes of the finished Embossed Leaves pair as they really cool. AND, no kitchener stitch.


The buying bug has bit me. I have rationalized that since I found this book from an Amazon reseller I am justified. My Jo Sharp yarn is on its way...hope I can get gauge for Rogue. Lucky for my pocketbook I did not win 3 ebay auctions for Noro yarn (phew!), but I did order some for my Klaralund. Help! Paypal makes it too easy.

9 comments:

debbie said...

i'm sold on those embossed leaves socks - gotta make them! yours are so lovely....is that lemongrass str yarn? i caved in too, and bought some lightweight, 3 skeins, one of which was lemongrass....

Karen said...

Oooh, such pretty flowers. I love your Socks that Rock yarn too - all three are awesome colors!! You have great taste in yarn. I've been trying to resist the temptation myself, but all the raving makes it hard. :) Your Embossed Leaves came out wonderful - I'm just getting ready to turn my first Embossed Leaves heel. I think mine will NEVER be done.

KnitPastis said...

I tried to buy STR yarn back when I went to the MSWF and they were all sold out! I love all the colorways you bought. Your Embossed Leave socks rock!

kimberly said...

Those darn socks are calling me! The toe looks so cool. I can't wait to hear what you have to say about socks that rock yarn, I have yet to buy some.

Lolly said...

You will be swimming the goodness of STR, Noro, and Jo Sharp! You lucky lady! :) Can't wait to see them all.

Those new socks are truly beautiful!

Dipsy said...

Oh, I love these flowers, so gorgeous! And the Embossed Leaves that you did look so awesome, great job! Your Socks That Rock yarn really rocks, the colors you chose are so happy and cheerful - looking forward to seeing the socks you're going to make with it! Happy Knitting!

knittinmom said...

Wow! Orchids, STR, Koigu Embossed Leaves socks... All so very pretty!

Jen said...

so nice to see that you didn't succomb to sss. I too agree that the toes on the embossed leaves is quite nice. And so loving the colorway on the new STR yarn. Looks yummy!

Terby said...

The socks that rock yarn looks so pretty. I really like the embossed leaves socks - now I'm intrigued about the construction, and I think I have to make them!