Friday, April 20, 2007


Spring is finally here!!!


The weather is so gorgeous today, I need to celebrate with a flower picture.


Thursday, April 05, 2007

Due to some extra financial commitments, I have been trying very hard not to indulge in serious yarn additions to the household lately. I've slipped a couple of times. Once was with a friend, who was destashing. How can I not help a friend in need (of space)? So I bought a shopping bag full of cones of yarn, about 5 different yarns, extremely resonably priced. I rationalized. The mystery shawl 6 is being knitted out of one of those cones. See, I'm knitting from the stash...

Then, someone wrote on their blog (I think it was Cara, don't recall) about a purchase they had made from a seller in Australia, The Knittery. Naturally, I went to look at their site and WOW! fell in love with their colors. Yes, I bought some. Received the yarns in about 5 or 6 days, which amazed me no end. Very nice service. Gorgeous yarn. Here they are.

This is the most delicious, happiest, smiley-est color combination (and so soft).
2 skeins of merino cashmere sock yarn - "Orange Blossoms" - pretty accurate color.

1 skein of Merino 4ply "Orchid" - the color on this one disappointed me a little. It is very beautiful, don't get me wrong. But I expected it to be more muted from the picture on their web site. I'm still happy though.

2 skeins of silk merino 2ply "Lakeside Flora" - the green on this is a little warmer, a little yellower, in real life.

1 skein of merino 4ply "Passionfruit" - pretty accurate color.

1 skein of merino 4ply "Earth" - this is a lot greener in real life (darkish green)

Now, for the time to knit!

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Monday, April 02, 2007


Time for Blooming Orchids

There are some new blooms here in my office, to wit:

phalenopsis brother sophia 'pine ridge #1' (06/30/06) - natural light


phalenopsis brother sophia 'pine ridge #1' (06/30/06) - Photoshop light

This one looked like buds a few days ago:

phalenopsis melody (08/08/05-07/05/06)


phalenopsis melody (08/08/05-07/05/06)

Nobby's Amy, then:

phal. nobby's amy
1216-mp-0311 blush/yellow/white lip

None of these are aromatic. The only one with a fragrance is the one I posted on February 6, 2007. Unfortunately, I don't have its tag, so don't know its name.

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Sunday, April 01, 2007


One Paper Done = New Knitting

I finished one of the papers I owe for school. Of course, I started a new knitting project: the mystery shawl 6. Every Saturday (I think for 5 weeks), there is a new clue - a new part of the chart to be worked is revealed. I am using a cone of Harrisville Shetland Wool, in a kind of dirty teal color and size 6 needles.

These pictures show the result of clue 1. Yesterday, we received clue 2.




Till next time,


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