Friday, May 4, 2007

Knitting and Gardening: what else is there?

As those of you who follow Emma's Blog know, this week was pretty awful. But one great thing that came out of all the chaos:

this beautiful Orchid got to come home and away from all that toxicity.

In knitting news, my Loopy Ewe sock blockers arrived. Here is one with the first of my Roza's Socks on it.

Tony and I have been having so much fun with the Ballbands this week!


In Gardening news:

First, this is an Impatiens that I've had for three years. It winters really well in my east-facing kitchen window. It didn't flower much last year and I don't expect it to this year, but if it's lived this long, then I'm gonna let it keep on keepin' on.

This year's Impatiens. We have a couple of these in the garden -- as always.

This is the third summer for the Clematis and it's doing better than it ever has. I hope it will fill in a little more this year.

We love Petunias and these look like a circus tent which we find very amusing so we planted several.

And finally, Tony painted Soddy's candy-cane walking stick to make him a little more season appropriate. We put him in the middle of some monkey grass; he seems to like it there.


Jen said...

the washcloths look great. so do the flowers! nice work! :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like creativity abounds chez Eric & Tony!

-Your Sockapalooza4 Pal

Sheepish Annie said...

I read that things weren't going well in certain office spaces...I am so glad that the orchid was able to thrive despite the angst. And you and Emma will as well!

Lovely knitting and even lovlier flowers. Gotta love spring!!

Knit and fall back in it said...

Love the flowers, and the ballbands. You have GOT to try the garterlac warshrag. So much fun to knit and WAY easier than it loooks.

Janine said...

I'm sorry about you office situation, but that orchid is beautiful! I found a really good yarn sale, the rest of naturally needlepoint's stock. go to my blog for details!!!!

Marianne said...

Wow, the orchid..sock AND sock blocker..warshrags..more plants, pretty blooms and that clematis? swooooooning over here! mustn't forget the little dude in the monkey grass!