I have finally gotten the hang of the Corrugator Scarf. Oh, sure. Laugh away. It only took me four tries. All I can say is don’t start a pattern when you are on your second glass of wine. I’d link the pattern, but everyone else has done it already. It’s on Ravelry and it looks something like this when it is knit in Arucana Ranch.
It’s really quite fun once I got the hang of it. I know. If I think too much about it, I’ll get depressed. A simple 2 row pattern, for pity sakes.
I’m also still plugging away on the first stealth Christmas gift. I’m pleased with it, but of course find fault at every turn. Critical of my choices. I think I have an unrealistic desire for my knitted presents. Must work on that. It looks lovely, though (if I look through my right eye. My left eye is the critical one).
I have also been spinning. I have found that I tense up sometimes. Now, when that happens, I walk away unless I can work it out right away. That has saved me from putting it away for weeks at a time. I may be a slow learner, but I can learn. There is hope.
This is the oriental cactus. It blooms. If it blooms near Thanksgiving, it’s a Thanksgiving cactus. If it blooms near Easter, it’s an Easter cactus. You get the idea. Well, it’s starting to set buds. It’s gonna be a Labor Day cactus. The flowers start out as little flat parts of the leaves that are pink. The only ones I managed to get in the shot are just on the rim of the pot in the middle and just to the right of the middle of the top of the page. Lame photography, but it’s such a fun plant. Thanks to the wonderful world of internet, I found out that in the fall if you leave it out before the first hard freeze, it’ll set big and bunches of buds to bloom around Thanksgiving or if it’s early, Halloween. Easy to grow, too.
Now, my soundtrack for this day is hauntingly beautiful. A song written by Sting, but interpreted beautifully by Eva Cassidy. I much prefer her version. Sadly, she died in the late 90′s from melanoma. Another bright star whose light went out too soon.
Have a good one!!!!!!!!!