Sunday, April 29, 2012

What A Difference--And Some Knitting Stuff

a day makes.  Or a couple of days.  Whatever.

It's only been a couple of days since I spread my petunias out, but boy what a difference it made.  No sign of the fungus, and they're all doing better, but this one..

this one has absolutely exploded.  

Now, that is what a petunia is supposed to look like!

It's all part of the learning process, which is why I'm glad I'm going with annuals.  If I kill them, at least I don't have to feel too guilty-- the way I would if I killed a perennial.

Speaking of, years and years ago, I had a bird feeder in my back yard.  Around that bird feeder, I'd planted some morning glories.  Now, when I got the new house, I had to put it in a different spot than the old house, because it's a bit bigger.  And the bird feeder had to go.

The morning glories had long gone, or so I'd thought.

There, among the grass and weeds, it looks like some morning glories are trying to come up.  This amazes me, since they hadn't come up in years-- or if they did, they got mowed down long before they had a chance to bloom.  This year, they will get that chance.

James had a piece of leftover lattice sitting around, and we are going to make a trellis for them.

I also bought some moonflower seeds to plant, since I will already be at work by the time the morning glories open up.  Maybe they will open up before I have to go to bed.

Oh, and I was researching how to harden off seedlings, and I think I found the problem with mine.  Almost every site I read said that when they get all long and spindly like mine are, it's because they aren't getting enough light.  Even sitting in the sunniest window in the house won't be enough.

So, next year, my choices will be either invest in a grow lamp, or wait until it's just warm enough to plant them outside.  I think I'll start pricing grow lamps, since I know I won't be patient enough to wait that long. 

Now, the knitting...yesterday the first clue of the Anniversary Mystery Shawl '12 was released.  I debated for a long time whether to cast on, or wait until later.  Either way was a win for me.

If I cast on, I could make progress on my goal of knitting from stash.  On the other hand, if I waited and continued to work on WIPs, I could make progress on the goal of reducing those.

I thought about it a while, and realized April is almost over, and --get this-- I haven't cast on a new project all year.

I know, right?

So I decided to go ahead and cast on.  The yarn is Knit Picks Shadow in in the discontinued color papaya. 

After a few rows, I switched back to the AMS 10. I have to knit on it while the mojo is here, since it tends to wander off --sometimes for long periods of time.

In fact, that is why it still isn't finished. The mojo has been gone for at least a year and a half.  It's not that difficult a pattern.

But it's here now, and I'd better take advantage of it.


Bag Blog said...

I love the mystery shawl. Glad you got your mojo back.

Becky G said...

Thanks, Lou.


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