The other day I asked you to spot the odd man out. It is a lonely little purple petunia in the middle of the zinneas (and some white flower - stock?):
There are some sharp eyes amongst you!
Here's a little something that I've been working on recently.
Only thing is I prefer it inside out to right way in. I like the way the colours blob up - lots of people hate pooling but I love it.
Plus it is a bit tight around the old ankle, inside out or right way out. The pattern makes a firm fabric, and the yarn is already not exactly stretchy. (Mental note to self - take pics from the toe angle, not the ankle cos my ankles really are not HUGE GINORMOUS thick piano things - I have quite a well turned ankle if I do say so myself. And I do.)
Anyone guess what pattern it is, modified to be toe up with short row heel?
I might make the next one a few stitches wider across the sole - my left foot says the sock is fine, but my right says it is a bit tight.
A couple of you liked the houses and wanted more pics.
This is a white weatherboard Victorian cottage. It is not as grand as the houses I showed you before, but compared to the average hovel of the time, this was (and is) a very nice house indeed.
This row of terrace houses is flanked to the west by a place with a grand frontage (and high hedges, hence the lack of pics of it)
Other people who know a little about architecture could comment better than me. I just like taking the pics and looking at the amazing houses. You don't find houses like these in the area I live in! 1950s weatherboards and blond brick veneers dominate around here.
Finally, cos some of you are starved of plants and greenery and even basic things like sun, here's a shot of St Vincent's gardens, opposite these grand houses. Nice and green.