a dillydallyknitter: Spring Blogstalkin'

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Spring Blogstalkin'

Knitty Blogstalkin' went into hibernation but is showing signs of life this week with a "Spring has Sprung" assignment.

The front of my house has a pretty tall bougainvillea but this is what happened after the very cold winter (in California standards):


I thought this bush was a goner but lately I've seen some of these:
I'm hoping she survived. I'll keep you posted because when it blooms, the colors are amazing.

Speaking of surviving, I survived my first short row toe up sock! This is the first sock on the first installment of the Rockin' Sock Club.

1. Short row heel-it fits!

2.Cabled the leg:

3. One sock done:

4. Starting sock two:

15 Comments:

At 11:40 AM, Blogger sgeddes said...

That sock looks great! I can't wait to start mine.

Hope you are feeling okay after Friday!

 
At 3:22 PM, Blogger Zonda said...

Totally awesome girl! Go you!!! Yay! It looks like it fits great. Want the details on the needle sizes too, some vary quite a bit. Sigh I love Bougainvillea's...hard to find around here. I bet you have that 2nd sock done dontcha? ;)

 
At 5:01 PM, Blogger Batty said...

You have spring and we don't. Beautiful pictures, thanks for putting me in the mood for green. It will happen eventually, I know it will.

The sock rocks. I just wound my yarn and am about to start. This will be my first toe-up sock too, so I'm excited.

 
At 5:35 PM, Blogger Meghann said...

Beautiful sock!!! I thought I might be able to get some spring pics, but we got almost a foot of snow on Friday!!!!

 
At 5:50 PM, Blogger Bezzie said...

Great looking sock! I love the way that knitted up!

 
At 6:07 PM, Blogger Carolyn said...

Sock looks great.

Hoping I can post this comment - blogger/blogspot whatever it is, hates me.

 
At 7:21 PM, Blogger Carolyn said...

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At 7:23 PM, Blogger Stacie said...

wah! I miss the bougainvillea!! I lived in the Bay area for 10 years, and miss the huge array of flowers that grow there. Its all petunias and impatients here in the Midwest...

 
At 9:34 PM, Blogger IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

That sock looks beautiful!! I love the cables too! Great job! Spring sure has sprung here in Northern CA....blossoms seem to be everywhere :)

 
At 12:58 AM, Blogger Carolyn said...

It looks like your bougainvillea has survived the winter ok. Fingers crossed you get plenty of flowers.

I thought spring had arrved here in the UK but the weather has gone back to nasty cold winds and sleet / snow. Yuk!

 
At 9:04 AM, Blogger Casey said...

Test

 
At 3:19 PM, Blogger Penny Karma said...

What great socks! I love the colors and the cables really look cool.

 
At 2:55 AM, Blogger Linnea said...

Oooh, Bougavillea are so pretty when they bloom! I'll be looking forward to seeing that.

Love, love, love the socks.

 
At 3:13 AM, Blogger Rain said...

That looks fab, I love the yarn.

It's great to see the world waking up again.

 
At 8:55 AM, Blogger DomesticOverlord said...

Bougainvillea is one of my favorite things. I love the colors of it it just makes me happy. The dark deep reds and the riotous purples. If I ever move away from California I will miss it very much. I'm glad yours looks to be coming around.

The socks are cool, I'm diggin' the cables. I've never done a toe up sock either.

 

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