I must confess I am experiencing an unpleasant sensation. I am trying to be big. And patient (a neat trick for me). And excited for those few chosen who are already experiencing the heady delights of this mysterious elixir they call Ravelry. But I am feeling painfully envious. I want to play. It must be good stuff. And they say that it's going to be free. At first. Until they get us hooked. And then we'll trade our grandchildren for just a little more functionality. So I wait. Still no invites. I have added myself to the waiting list...several times...just in case the first one didn't take. Do you think I disqualified myself? Gawd, I'm paranoid. Okay, so what to do while I wait?
pattern: Go With the Flow Socks by Evelyn A. Clark, Summer 2005 IK
yarn: This is the yarn that comes in the Red Cross Commemorative Yarn Tin. It is very soft wool and there is a lot of it - I think it's over 500 yds.
I decided not to knit the pattern for the men's vintage wool socks for soldiers(that comes with the tin), because the yarn was so soft and pretty, I thought lace might be nice. These are a tiny bit snug in width for me, but my mom has very narrow feet, and she'll be arriving here next week, they should fit her perfectly.
This is the first bloom on one of my two plumerias. I got them last year and they never bloomed. This one has just begun to open and when it is fully open should be a show stopper. Have you ever smelled these flowers? They are beautifully perfumed. I may move it to right outside my bedroom window.
This is a Twist Leaf Yucca, growing right outside the bedroom window. It seems to only bloom every other year, though the drought we had last year might be what held it back then. This bloom shoots up about 10 feet from the base of this native plant. Very pretty and impressive to see.
I need to get in the garden this weekend and finish planting. I have cantelope and okra seeds to go in, and the second round of green beans and squash as well.
Now, to the first person to offer me an invite to Ravelry, I will bless with some of my homemade pear preserves (like my granny used to make), some canned pear halves and my recipe for squirrel stew. Of course, if you aren't into cooking, I can prepare the stew for you. Just please, let me be a Ravel-Rouser!