...which is resisting having its picture taken! And no, I did not make that name up just for Project Spectrum.
You can check it out here.
Every time I try to take a picture, it comes out blurry or distorted. So this is the best of a bad bunch. We've been having haze and high humidity, which I think explains it.
Or of course a crappy photographer!
This morning's excitement? At 4:30 am, this happened. Just a little reminder that this is, after all, earthquake country. It was a small one, and I was able to stop hyperventilating after an hour or so. But forget about falling asleep!
So when you look at my springy pictures, remember this is the flip side of the coin. Well, that and the drought, and the heat, and t he fires...
To change the subject, here's a new topic. Quilter Gail (sadly blogless) completed this in class last night. It's a Pythagorean spiral done in paper piecing--well, foundation piecing. I freely admit that this is not my forte--I have trouble with the upside-down-and-backward aspect of it. I could learn to do it well if I put my mind to it, and I have a New York Beauty pattern which has been calling to me, so maybe once I get my "studio" set up this will become a priority.
Do you hear the flapping of porcine wings??
My order from Little Knits came: two hanks of Sea Silk, in the Wildflower colorway--perfect for this round of PS.
Well, except for that blue and orange in there. But it is soft and yummy and the colors glow from within, so it's all good.
Gotta love Sea Silk! This will be a shawl of some sort--I have several patterns that I'm mulling over. News at 11. Or something.
Dutch iris are so pretty and they keep coming back, no matter how abused they may be.
Just a little touch of color in the weed patch that used to be my front flower bed.
And more bearded iris. This is the same one that was photographed last week--you can see the old blooms still on the plant, as I am rather a lazy photographer and gardener both. I love the way the orange glows in this flower, though, really striking.
That's a gardenia behind it. It's a happy gardenia. Wish I could say the same for its sibling, planted two feet away, which is leggy and demoralized. Time to give it some TLC in the form of scratching at the dirt and an application of fertilizer.
In knitting news, I managed to get up to and past the armpit decreases on both fronts of the CPH. However, it looks very little different than it did the last time I took its picture, so we'll just wait till I get a little further.
That's all for today, folks! I am being paged by the laundry--the warning signs were evident this morning: last clean pair of jeans, and we're down to the less desirable underwear. (Hmm, maybe I need to take a lesson from The Sheep... )