Monday, March 30, 2009

grooowing; plants, sleeves, tangent side stories

The hydrangea plants that I ordered arrived today!  They didn't look anything like that picture there though.  These were some bare root, dormant little twigs that ship more easily from the nursery in TN.  They looked a little more like ... 
Yeah.  Forgive me if I am a little skeptical about their survivability.

I managed to put quite a few rows on my Gathered Pullover sleeves.  [Side Note: Yes, that's a plural because I am knitting both of them at the same time!  It was very exciting at first, but after some 8" the novelty has tempered.  I am able to do this because of the power of superglue.  Remember the bellyaching about the knitpicks needle that wouldn't screw together properly?  I made it fit.  In a permanent manner.  So when knitpicks sent me the replacement (a harmony wood set, but I don't know why.  I had the nickel plated to begin with.  oh well.) I now had two sets of circs and figured, why not?  Also, the harmony needle came unattached from its metal fitting, so more superglue was employed and all is well.]

Also, the  house is still standing after the windstorm, and no additional plants were harmed.  We didn't end up in Oz either.

1 comment:

  1. I've had multiple problems with my options needles and hardly ever use them, especially for lace. The thought of them coming undone with lace scares the heck out of me.