Friday, June 8, 2012

all things bright...and beautiful...

all I did to this was crop it
the colours are as the camera saw them
a black eyed Susan opening up in the warm and slightly humid morning

this is the one I showed you the other day
open and striking in the light

there are many many lilies this year
but this is the only one with the sun inside it

again all I did was crop a bit
the light is wonderful outside

but there is some shade 
for the ferns
this one is so old but it never stops unfurling itself

in the dappled shade of the bed

the sun drops are still blooming
and making shadows on themselves
they really do light the place up
and it's such a shame they don't last longer

there was only one bee that I saw
and these blooms should be covered in them by now
and butterflies too
but I haven't seen any yet
nor the humming birds
maybe I'm just not looking hard enough!!!
or it's still too early for them to be here in numbers
will keep watching!!

meanwhile inside
not much in the way of hooking or clicking has been happening
I'm in a bit of a lull and it's mainly because I'm at a loss as to what to do

I think Annette has figured out the stitch mystery to her satisfaction
she says it looks like a sc ch1
always the simple answers it seems


I did buy some mohair that I saw online somewhere
'coz I've never had any
it was on sale so I got it
(ever the tight wad is she)!!!!
but it made me start on this scarf/shawl that I saw on
and in other's blogs
especially may favourite knitter of all
so I just got down to it and found it to be so easy I feel completely stupid for thinking I couldn't do it
we do that sometimes
 don't we
silly us

so... I am doing it slowly and steadily
and I'm dreaming of other shawls I might make
in the future
up the road
down the line some time

the one I truly
want to make ...may just be beyond me
because I think it is charted and I don't do knitting charts

but maybe 
if I concentrate really really hard 
and ask for help from all of you who know how to read knitting charts
one day I may have

I'll dream a little while longer and try to figure it all out
after all
 there was a day not that long ago when we couldn't do any of the things we can do now
on that positive note
I wish you all a good week end
may it be dry and warm and wonderful

just like my big ball of



Anonymous said...

wow great shots of the flowers...and the scarf looks can make the other one know you can..

Teresa said...

I made that same scarf! :) Saroyan, right? not in mohair... but it turned out beautiful too :) xxx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Gorgeous blooms! I can't read charted crochet patterns either. If I could, I would be buying all the Japanese books that can be found at our one and only craft store. I've tried to read a couple from the internet, and never, ever does the final project turn out as it is supposed to. The good news is, I still come up with something. Mohair is definitely best for knitting, unless you mix it with another regular yarn for crocheting. That Rock Island shawl is absolutely gorgeous! I'm sure you will figure the pattern out. You always seem to do just that. Have a great weekend. Tammy

Andi said...

Beautiful Saroyan M! I think you are by far more capable than you think. If I can do it, then you can. Charts get easier,if written well. All of Jared Floods patterns have the most perfect and clear instructions. I know you can knit that scarf/wrap!

Petunia Pill said...

Hmmmm, that mohair looks delightful! I love what you're making! You'll wrap yourself in warmth and wear it with pride, once finished. It's always such an amazing sense of accomplishment when we tackle something that either frightened us or stymied us! And when it's accomplished...wooooo-eeeee! Those are the best moments! Thanks again for your help with the mystery stitch. I don't know if I figured it out exactly, but it's close enough for me to be happy! I love your flowers...especially the one with the sun inside! Wonderful way to describe it. Words are so powerful, aren't they? Have a lovely day, my new friend. Hugs, Annette

Madhu said...

Visited Andi....all you amazing people with your stunning skills!!!