In bloom

It’s getting warmer and when the funny orange plant I wintered upstairs in my little sunlit studio blooms indoors, it’s time for it to move out. There’s a fussy porch collection starting ..I’m still not great at this..

A peek over the porch rail, πŸ’œ kinda shy blooms, photo bombed by a cluster of casual oak leaves, step off the wandering path, past the dandilions, past the fairy ring, over to the rhubarb patch to find it’s gone to seed in the blink of an eye! Although, I must admit, I still prefer these self-sufficient types, doing whatever they want, whenever they want, with no me required.

Afterthoughts

It usually starts with a bag, because I love sewing just as much as I love knitting (especially green gingham ..I also really love matching pens & pencils too). Sometimes there’s a middle of the road stitch marker swap, doughnuts for hearts, because lately I love making cute stitch markers just as much as I love sewing and knitting. Then a bag switch, just for a dirty afternoon or two (dirty afternoons around here require dirt colored things). The ever changing light of progress, a new heel technique, the right pinback badges to express my heart, rounded toes, the purple on purple of these socks for this non-purple person, they’re just for me, a satisfying fact, no one will ever know the kick-ass handmade sweetness lying just under the laces.
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Pattern: Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B. Anderson.

Yarn: Happy Feet 100 Splash Hand Dyed. (Blueberry Colorway)

Stitch Markers / Charms & Pinback Buttons (chalklegs etsy!)