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June 26th, 2007

Up front – I am not a gardener. I love the grounds surrounding our house. The patch of grass that needs to be mowed is tiny and I keep forgetting about it. We don’t have any flower beds, just extensive perennial green stuff – plants, ground cover and bushes that are almost no care.
One of the green plants

When the jungle gets too bad the DH takes out large pruners and wears off a lot of energy. I bring him drinks, sympathize and stay as far away from the work as I can.

Other than the rose, I have no clue what most of these are, but I have things with buds. Soft pink to shades of red on several different kinds of bushes. They look beautiful in the evening light.
A rose
Pink thingOne of the yellow budsPink thing
By tomorrow, I might even have some blooms.

Sockapalooza4

Taking a deep breath, I took it out again and even entered it as a project into Ravelry. Looking carefully, I figured out where in the 24 row repeat I was, and managed to finish the first full repeat and start on the second. My plan, at the moment is to complete three full repeats of the smaller tulip (the back) before starting the heel. My pal asked for “not terribly long cuffs.” The larger tulip will continue down the instep. Since I will get there in the next day, I have to figure out what I want to do with the heel. Perhaps leave a bit of the loops running down each side, ending right before I start the heel decreases.
frontback

Socks

My rest up knitting is the Sea Dragon. I made good progress today, finishing the first sock and starting the second. And I went ahead and knit top down. I find I have a serious issue with insuring length of the foot with toe up that I do not have with top down. Perhaps it is just that I have knit so many socks in the standard methodology that it all the decreases fall into place automatically. Ah, well, perhaps it was the instructions. In any case – sock progress and pattern detail.
First Sea DragonStitch Detail

Tomorrow I head to Landstuhl via train. Computer to get fixed, Hail & Farewell to attend and packages to mail. And 100 knitting minutes each way. Good deal for me, even if it means that I am starting out before 0700 in the morning.

-Holly

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  1. June 27th, 2007 at 01:09 | #1

    Your Sockapalooza pal is going to have the prettiest socks in the whole swap!!!

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