Sunday, May 28, 2006

Today's Adventures

Today I took a little trip to Home Depot and got some goodies to repot my houseplants. Everybody was severely rootbound and sad, so everybody got bumped up.

Here is the end result.

Repotted Plants

I won't show you the 'before', or the mess I made. But thankfully nobody was harmed in the process. I can't wait for my spider plant to start growing some babies, and I'd like to see how the hosta does indoors. I have a north-facing window, so sadly I can't grow any herbs or anything, but I'll try the shade plants. And hostas are pretty tame, anyhow. 'Golden Tiara' is a pretty quick growing, yet smallish variety, so I'm hoping it does well in the house. And I miss my old one at home. (Yes, I miss my plants.)

Now I have a big bag of potting soil in my house. Anybody want some?

Today I also finished the first sock of that crazy rainbow stuff.

One sock done

Somehow, it knits up much less obnoxiously than it is in the ball. The only places it looks like the ball are in the heels and toes, where the rows are very short.

Sock Toe

When the boyfriend saw the yarn for these, the first thing he said was, 'those look like they could be gay pride socks.' I hadn't thought of that. Guess they could. But I liked the next thing he said.

You know what? Remember when you were a little kid, and you had a set of markers? And whenever you drew a picture, you had to use all the markers, even if there were a hundred of them, because you had to use all the colors? Even the funny peachy color? That's what that yarn reminds me of.

So... to childhood, I guess. Have some socks. They're made of acrylic and nylon so you won't ruin them (or probably wear them very often).

In the last of today's adventures, I set the fire alarm off. Again.


Dove Knits said...

Ha, those socks are great.

And I need to get inspired by you and go repot my own plants. They're not happy. But I do have a jade just like yours, except bigger.

The_Add_Knitter said...

I love the conept of every plant getting a little upgrade, that's fun.
The socks are very gay pride-ish, they look fantastic!!