Wednesday, March 4, 2009


These are my tiny tomato plant seedlings! The reaction I had when these little guys sprouted up over night was akin to the reaction Tom Hanks' character in Castaway had when he finally made fire. "I have made plants, from tiny lifeless seeds in a packet. I have made plants!" As you can tell, I am not much of a green thumb. Truth be told, I've never planted anything and had it live. (Herbology, D for Dreadful, sigh.) We'll see how this goes, but I'm looking forward to some heirloom Brandywine tomatoes circa 1885.
This is my Gathered Pullover. The color is a bit off, but trust me, it's a light blue with hints of purple-e-ness. Yup. 6" of knitted tube. Ok, moving on ...
[Side Note: My nifty new Options circular needle, via knitpicks, is having a problem. The one side won't tighten up. It's doing it on both ends, and on another cable as well. I called knitpicks to see if I might be doing something wrong and they are sending me new interchangeable heads! Now that's customer service! Meanwhile, my knitting sort of catches in that space, which is cumbersome and also rather annoying, so that sweater is in timeout until the new needles arrive.]

Here we have my bubble wrap. It's actually called the Soap Bubble Wrap, but bubble wrap sounds more fun to me. Bubble wrap also = entertainment, who knew? Try the Manic Mode, you'll be glad you did.


  1. Congratulations on the tomatoes! I don't have much of a green thumb either but it is always fun to try.
    Knit Picks is great! I heard nothing but good about their customer service. And the yarn it wonderful!

  2. Very nice looking sprouts. I think you are off to a good start. However if you find something goes wrong with your plants, Garden Harvest Supply offers over 200 varieties of potted vegetable plants ready for shipping.

  3. LeatherneckJoe, Thanks so much for that site tip! I've been looking for something like that for a while because actual plants are easier to keep alive than the ones I've raised from seeds IMO. Unfortunately the local garden center doesn't have much variety, so this will be perfect for me!