Wednesday, October 19, 2011

nesting and knitting...



A new round of houseplants have found their way into my autumn nest. As I washed slipcovers, vacuumed out closets and tidied up before my mom and dad came to visit last week I had to face the fact that another couple of indoor plants had died. I'm great with outdoor flowers, shrubs and trees and I'm rocking the raised bed garden and have huge pots of herbs thriving just outside my kitchen door. But once a plant crosses the threshold and comes into my house it seriously has no more than 6 months to live. I water them, talk to them and need their cheery green company but I just can't seem to meet their needs over time. So, I have a couple of new, gorgeously alive plants and as usual I'm very optimistic about our relationship : ) Over the weekend I received and rolled six lush and lovely skeins of Quince and Co. yarn and started Annabel. It's been so long since I've knitted something on size 10.5 needles and it is knitting up so quickly I find it difficult to put down! If I can tear myself away from the meditative garter stitch I will begin working on two beautiful 6" x 22" panels that I picked up in the city yesterday on a mini field trip with a friend. I hope the middle of this week finds you all warm and well and I'll see you in a few days when I have some work to share.

5 comments:

the nest said...

Oh, I have that same indoor plant issue! So sad. Good luck with the newbies.

I can't wait to see your sweater. I knit a Trail Jacket by Knitbot from a Quince & Co. yarn (osprey?) and love it! I like the color you chose too, of course. ;)

Happy nesting...

artslice said...

Ooh, I love that sweater pattern! Hope you will share when you're done.

Sadly, I feel your pain about indoor plants. I've managed to kill more than 3 cacti. Pathetic, I know. Looking forward to the new paintings :)

tangled sky studio said...

annri-this is osprey in "chanterelle" although i think i may have to knit this up in black as well.
brenda: i'm hoping to be wearing the sweater by the weekend : )

gretchenmist . . . {belinda} said...

i have this trouble with most plants, out door included! lucky hubby and the kids are good with them.
your knitting sounds lovely!

chrissy said...

Thank you so much for your welcome back message and for your words of wisdom. It is taking MUCH longer than i had hoped to settle in. Hope you are staying warm. Utah has thrown us for a loop since we have been in the desert for 14 years.
xo