Archive for the 'Gardening' category

Furniture, weeds, amaryllis

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Office update
Back in February I told you about moving the “new” office furniture into my home office, an began in early December. The last big part of that process finally happened on Saturday, almost exactly four months after it suddenly began. A couple of things came together that allowed this to finally occur: Dave’s torn […]

Tubes, amaryllis, Wanida

Friday, April 9, 2010

We went and picked up the blocking wire tubes from the printer this afternoon. Check this out. Just like downtown. (You know, it’s hard to get good pictures of these things.)

No more labels stuck onto the tubes. What’s more: no more endless hours spent sitting here sticking labels onto tubes. The labels are now printed […]

Amaryllis: open

Thursday, April 8, 2010

They’re open. The flowers opened this morning. Late yesterday they finished moving into position: both flower buds horizontal to the ground. And today? This:


In honor of Georgia O’Keefe’s closeups of flowers, paintings I have long admired, these:


A number of years ago I was wandering around San Francisco with my dear friend Rebecca, when […]


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Watching the amaryllis change every day is awe inspiring. The bulb has been busy since yesterday. In the afternoon the flower buds started to move apart from each other. This morning they looked like this:

The flower buds themselves don’t look much different than yesterday. But the first leaves down below grew a bit.


The small strawberry […]

Amaryllis update, swatch

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The amaryllis didn’t look that much different first thing this morning than it did yesterday morning.

It’s out a little farther, and the color is a bit more intense. It’s extremely clear at this point that there will be two blossoms at the top of the stalk.
The swatch knit in the round worked out […]

Amaryllis, roses, bay, swatch

Monday, April 5, 2010

This morning it looked like this:

The edge of one petal is starting to unfurl. And just look at that color!
My Cecil Bruner roses have been putting on quite the show this year, too. I picked a few, put them in the tiny vase that Dad bought for me when I was a child, a special […]

Happy Easter

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Wishing you and yours a fine, joy-filled, spring day, whether or not you celebrate Easter.
The buds are bigger than yesterday, and there’s some lovely color on this one that darkens toward the base. Plus, it’s starting to grow a leaf. Floral multitasking at its finest.

Shop list, amaryllis, and…

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Shop list
We received the most recent list of shops that my patterns are in from our distributor today. Our stuff is now in 347 shops, all but five of which are in the U.S. I updated the shop list on my pattern site. The shops that are not in the U.S., and the two Internet-only […]

From Yarn Thing to tie tacks

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Yarn Thing
I’m going to be interviewed on a live podcast on Thursday! Eek.
Yup. Marly, Yarn Thing, will be chatting me up on the air on Thursday afternoon at 4 pm Mountain time. I’m excited, scared, nervous, honored, totally blown away… I’ve never done anything like this before. It’ll be fun. (It’s my new mantra: […]

Monday and Tuesday

Friday, October 30, 2009

The first two days of this week were fun, fun, fun. Monday we went into San Francisco with Mom, and spent a good chunk of the day at the new California Academy of Sciences. This is an incredible new structure that completely replaces the old Steinhart Aquarium building, designed with the ecology firmly in mind […]