Sunday, December 21, 2008


I was finally able to start on this afghan with Misti Baby Alpaca, the yarn is so soft to knit with and will be warm and comforting, it does leave quite residue of fibers on me while I am knitting with it. Does anyone know if this yarn stops its shedding? Upon completion I was planning on throwing it in the dryer on cool air and tumbling it for a little while in hopes of arresting this shedding.
There were still lots of color, daylilies are still in bloom, along with a plethora of other flowers, and various berries abound on green bushes. On some of the blogs I read they were showing photos of snowy landscapes, so here are some touches of green. Saturday was a warm day, no jacket was needed, the sun felt gentle, unlike the harsh sun of summer.

The parking lot in downtown Whittier buzzing softly filled the air, here a honey bee is perched on this lovely yellow flower, the warm sun inviting it to rest a bit, the bee did not seem in a hurry and remained there long enough for me to take several photos.

This yellow flower was nestled up against this blue berry shrub which shown brightly in the sun.

I don't have any photos of the sock from my previous blog, I have to frog it back to the beginning of the heel flap - the fit was too loose on my friend, I had started the second sock before I discovered this, but caught it in time, I believe I have a handle on this and hope to finish them in the next week or so.


Dave said...

Mmmmmm, greenery and warmth ... I'm envious. :-)

smariek said...

I've seen a lot of snowy scenes on other blogs, so all this greenery is a pleasant surprise. We don't get snow over here, however all the leaves have fallen off the big tree outside the front of our house.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your nice greenery - All we'll be seeing for awhile is white!
The Diagonal Cross Ribs look almost exactly the same as the socks I'm making (Cable Twist) - hope you have them back on track!

Anonymous said...

Pretty amazing vegetation. I have no idea what most of them are.

Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns said...

Those lovely little fruits look like arbutus to me - also known as the Strawberry Tree.

Oddly enough, it grows quite prolifically around the Lakes of Killarney here - planted by some rich landowner in the 19th century and obviously liked the damp Kerry air!

Lovely pictures - thanks for sharing. And I'm so glad you like the Woodsmoke colourway - I kept the second skein for my very own enjoyment - couldn't bear to part with it!