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Bean Counting Knitter

July 21, 2008

Wires, Hollyberry, harvest begins & In the round....

Today my Knitpicks order arrived. Above is the Lace Blocking Wires. I must finish lace so I can try them out!
Here we have Swish Hollyberry to make the Opulent Raglan. The Hollyberry color is significant for two reasons. One red is my favorite color. Two for the first time in three years my Holly bushes have berries! Woohooooooo I am so happy!
These bad boys are the first picking of my Jalapeno crop. Finally the Habaneros are growing. Woohooo! So are the tomatoes. Getting all good and ready for some Salsa canning! Below are two lily blossoms from the front gardens. They are stinking the house nicely.
Drum roll..............
Jimmy's birthday present is finally hanging on the wall. His birthday is August 2nd.

I present In The Round for your viewing pleasure.

15 comments:

~ P ~ said...

Hi from the Ravely Comment Train
I'm looking forward to seeing the raglan.
The lilly blossoms are beautiful.

Ria said...

Can't wait to find out how the blocking wires work out. I keep thinking I'd rather use wires than pins.

Deb said...

You will LOVE the blocking wires - for lace, scarves, and baby blankets! dswgr6 from Blog Comment Train

Anonymous said...

What a great day you've had, I could only wish for such a special day! Your cats are sweet and the peppers look yummy, great pics!
Sandra Singh (from the Rav Comment Train)

Betty said...

You'll have to let me know how the lace wire work for you. I may one day start knitting with my laceweight stash :)

mollylouhoo said...

Hooray for art!

Jillian said...

Homemade presents are by far the best. What a treat for him to receive such a special gift!

knitasaur said...

Oh, those flowers are beautiful! I killed my lily plant last year somehow :(

gilding said...

Would you consider sharing your salsa recipe? I've yet to find a version that I really like. My family loves fresh salsa....
gilding- from Ravelry Comment Train

Bean Counting Knitter said...

I would love to but I don't have one. I just throw things together and it just works. If you would like I will write down what I do when I do it and share it. It will be later this summer when things are ready in the garden.

Joanne said...

Those holly bushes -- do they need a boy plant and a girl plant to bloom? Bittersweet is also a great bush but very hard to come by and even harder to get to bloom....they too need a boy and a girl. I've only seen them in the country often around abandoned homesteads.

Bean Counting Knitter said...

Yep they need a male plant so many feet from the female plant. I have two females and one male plant.

Kay aka dkswife said...

Love the lilies. Are those stargazers? :)

Dkswife from the Rav Blog Train...All aboard!

Bean Counting Knitter said...

Kay.... I had to go back to my 2006 Dutch Garden bulb order to find the actual name. The name Dizzy Oriental Lily.

Anonymous said...

JIMMY'S BIRTHDAY "IN THE ROUND" LOOKS GOOD BUT A LITTLE HI ON THE WALL FROM THE PHOTO ANGLE IT IS HIGHER THAN THE TOP OF THE DOOR FRAME

Mom

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