Monday, May 11, 2015

The Socks are Growing and the Roses are Blooming


Happy Monday, friends! I am feeling much more alive right now than I was last week, and hopefully it stays that way :) This weekend had a little bit of everything-some baking, some cleaning, some knitting, a lot of reading, and just enough work to make the whole couple of days feel really productive.

I got almost caught up on pictures this weekend-I got my new SD card on Saturday, and half an hour after opening it all up, I found my old one. C'est la vie. Hopefully I won't lose the both of them at once. But I've got a couple of finished projects to show you guys this week, plus I got some photos of my new rose bushes. I'm not really great at gardening, or growing much of anything, but I've always loved roses, and I can usually keep them alive. As you can see, the red one's showing off a little right now, and the other one will bloom yellow once I've given it a bit of a trim.

I cast on for Featherweight on impulse this weekend, and I got the first four rows knit before I realized that this needle is broken and should have been thrown out ages ago. I could order a new needle, but I'll probably try to wait until I finish Flower Market, and use that needle. I have been working steadily on the lace socks from last week, and I'd like to get them done this month. I'm almost at the heel flap for the first sock, and I've gotten to the point where I can knit a couple rows without looking at the chart, so hopefully they'll be smooth sailing from here on out. 

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  1. Oh your roses are beautiful! I can almost smell them. :)

    Good luck on your lace socks. Can't wait to see the beauties.

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    1. Thank you! I saw the roses outside the grocery store and just had to get them :)

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  2. Yay I'm glad you're feeling better! I love roses and yours are beautiful :) perfect for the warm spring we've been having!

    I almost forgot about flower market! How is it going?

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    1. Thanks! It's going well-I haven't been doing too much with it lately because I wanted to draw out the knitting. I just don't want it to be over too soon!

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  3. so glad that you are feeling better! And your roses look wonderful, I bet the bushes will get pretty big by the end of the summer!

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    1. Thanks! Fingers crossed-I'll have to work with my mum to pick a spot in the garden for the roses, but hopefully they'll thrive :)

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  4. this crazy time of year.....allergies here are running rampant and can really drag a person down. glad you are feeling better!!! beautiful roses!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! Allergies haven't really knocked me out like that for a while, so it was rough for a few days there.

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