Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Heavenborn...and heavenly blue



Zoe's summer blanket is under way.....barely...

Let's just say it's on the needles...I usually knit for awhile until I get an idea of how it's looking than decide...

Is it a go?....or rip out and start again

Remember the pretty blue flowers I planted over the weekend? The one I've dubbed "my new favorite"

It's a oxypetalum 'heavenborn'.....haven't a clue what to expect..I bought it because I love the color...

My approach to gardening is:    I like the look, doesn't look formal, smells pretty, it's welcome to the soil

Hodge podge, non formal, a bit wild, and only the hardest survive best describes my yard
Another fairy garden is under construction...
for Mom...on her day
Man In Black tends to all of it....clipping here and there and everywhere and gets a twitch when a leaf starts in the direction of concrete...

Once on the way to the car I mentioned how much I loved the lavender poking through the split rails with busy bees visiting purple blooming shafts.....he said "enjoy it, it's getting trimmed when we get back"

Not everything is chopped...it's a happy compromise...and he's so darn handy I don't dare rock the boat and insist on having my way.

In a couple of days it'll be time to peddle to the farmers market again....remember I was dreaming of wearing a poncho while riding on cool summer evenings?

When I ran the idea past Man In Black his eyebrow shot up and the expression was anything but in agreement that I should wear one....
I think he had visions of something from Butch Cassidy  

When I told him it was for bike riding and would have buttons he warmed up to the idea of being seen with a woman in a poncho


Pam...I'm thinking you should rock the roads of Sacramento ..... the poncho wearin' dogwalker


I found this 70's style garment in this sweet book
This is "the one"...I'm digging through my stash and weighing yarns, colors, planning....wool....
it has to be wool....with reds...and fun buttons

Which reminds me of something I wanted to share....

I love this....

Man In Black gave it to me...to weigh my yarn.....so I'll know how many grams I have when
beginning a project when the label is long gone and only a partial skein is left behind

Where can you find one??? Target's kitchen department....

Much more fun weighing yarn than portions of food

Have a great day - zoe's blanket is waiting...and Dancing With Stars is beginning....

sorry "Half Pint"...but you gotta go

7 comments:

Linda said...

I love those blue flowers...they look like they were dipped in food coloring...so pretty...I do most of the gardening here...I love it!

opportunityknits said...

What a pretty name for a flower. I'm in awe of people who can grow gardens. I still haven't got over my grief from killing a beautiful orchid someone gave me last year.
By the way, I have a stripey wool poncho that I knitted 6-7 years ago and I wear it in my air-cond office and to the uni classes that I teach. Hmm so far no one has commented on it before, they're probably too polite, although I have come across many raised eyebrows the first time they clap eyes on my poncho. But they soon get used to it. Seriously, I think it would look way cooler worn while biking, the idea of a poncho flapping in the wind appeals to me. Pity I don't have a bike and it's too hot to wear a poncho outdoors here. My daughter must take after me in the fashion sense because she's been asking me to sew her a cape!

Katiebee said...

i like capes! i really like the cape in your post and it looks really good on the gal wearing it~but when i put on a cape, i feel well.....like i look silly~
love all your flowers!
have a great week~

katie

Sherri B. said...

Love the poncho, it will be perfect for the cool evenings..Very interesting about weighing the yarn. xo

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great photo of the flag and flowers in the bucket!!

a view from a brown dog said...

Your garden is looking beautiful these days and your new addition of blue is wonderful. I love the bucket and flag photo. I think the poncho is cool in a groovy bike riding to the market kind of way. I can see you there by your bike with your cloth bags bag full of produce.

As far as knitting i think it's great you at least cast on for baby Z's blanket. I on the other hand have been spending all my time outdoors and the only wip i have is a dish cloth, so sad i know...

Gillian said...

Thanks for your kind words over at my blog. I love the idea of a poncho, especially for riding a bike. Ponchos are underrated, so practical and warm!