Friday, October 12, 2007

It Had To Happen Eventually....

Hehehe, that's right. I made that tiniest and most unmentionable of unmentionables. Well, maybe not tiniest, and maybe not the most unmentionable, but it definitely rates right up there! It took me half a week, believe it or not.

Here is the front.

And this is the back. It is resting on one of my shoes.

I haven't gotten up the nerve to actually wear it yet, but soon. And for those that are interested in the pattern it is the Frecklegirl Thong from I highly recommend knitting it to gauge at 8 st/inch, instead of going 10 st/inch like I did. I love the fabric it made but boy is it teeny!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Fresh From The Garden

I've been watching this beauty slowly unfurl for days. The day before yesterday it was a narrow green caterpillar peeking out of the sepals. Yesterday it was a narrow pale green tube.

This morning it was a limp, dangling thing. I've peeked at it intermittently all day and then all of a sudden this evening it was this fresh, perfect blossom.

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Incidentally, it is a brugmansia (or Angel's Trumpet). The sap or juice from any part of this plant is toxic, but the flowers are intensely fragrant in addition to being delicately beautiful.

Friday, October 05, 2007

A Floppy Hat

I finished something! It is a floppy hat.

I dyed the yarn purple and blue and green (with white space between the colors). But I didn't care for it much once it was knitted, so I tried overdyeing with burgundy. (I expected two shades of purple, brown, and burgundy at the end). Instead, I got several shades of brown. I decided I liked it even better this way. And then of course I found this nice pattern Palisel that I was able to twist and turn to my own ends.



I wasn't entirely happy with the decreases, but they're much better than my first try and I was tired of messing with it.