I wish I was as energised as my Rocking Sock in Cedar Creek. This is an old shot and a not very good shot - the camera is being completely uncooperative at present...
Can you see that the sock is twisting a bit? Apparently the STR is energised. I've spun energised singles before but always taken care to not have energised plied yarn. Energised singles are fun to knit with and apparently the plied energised yarn is a bit tougher, which is good for feet and socks.
(Am I allowed to say that whilst I love the turquoise, I don't particularly like the poo brown and baby poo yellow - it reminds me of the Hawthorn Football Club too much. Their colours are brown and gold and they try to get away from the "poo and pee" colours by mixing them with navy.)
(Will you all kill me now and steal my sock yarn? NOOOOOOO!)
The sock is now past the heel turning and I am galloping through the gusset area. Picking up the stitches for the gusset took about half an hour - I am slow at it, but now that I have vast slabs of stocking stitch I am flying. (Now I wait for the vengeful Knitting Goddess(es) to strike me down)
This morning as I waited for a connecting train, I saw these:
BAWOONS! (I've been known to squawk BAWOONS! in a crowded train. V. embarrassing - I try just to say it in my head thse days but sometimes it just pops out before I can stop it...)
And in the backyard, at the very same time I give you
an eggplant, or for those who like it a bit French, an aubergine (I grow them every year and every year get two or three fruit, but generally the slugs get them first... ick! Nothing like picking an eggplant and sticking your finger straight into a slughole....)
and some apple flowers? Apples flowering in March may not be off for you guys in the northern hemisphere (except if you live where it is still snowy), but it is autumn here and this poor apple has popped all its buds! I guess it went dormant with the hot summer and it is programmed to flower if it puts out new leaves....