I am still knitting - see?
|New socks for me!|
|See, there are two!|
|I'm knitting a smoke ring with some|
lovely lovely MadTosh merino.
Plus I have another sock on the go - I got a whole lot of it knitted in the TWO HOUR LONG queue to get into Comicon on Friday. I only cast on in the bus on the way there... I am so glad that I had the sock to keep me entertained.
|Jan 2013 sock club yarn from|
Blurry pic by me and my phone.
|Costumes. Emerald City Comicon.|
|A lottle bit of Star Wars.|
Despite the manky weather, we are winding our way towards Spring. Various plants are budding out rapidly and some of the cherry plums are in bloom in the city (downtown). I give you a very small cavalcade of daffodils, like two whole pics of them:
The tete a tetes (mini daffodils) on my balcony are almost blooming too.
The days are getting longer - over 11 hours now, way up from the not quite 8.5 hours of midwinter. It does make a big difference to moods, though when it just pours rain and then goes sullen and grey for three or four days in a row, or a week, it gets a bit sad-making.
Last weekend we went off to the Flower and Garden Show. I lost one of my tops there, but picked it up on Friday when I went back there for Comicon - someone had handed my top in! Last time I lost a top, I never found it again. We wandered around and saw some amazing stuff and brought home a number of orchids (mostly Oz natives).
|Love the beetles and bugs made by|
Sean Goddard (search SeanGoddardInsects)
|Awww, almost fairy land.|
|Of course we liked this! It won the peoples' award.|
|This certainly made a statement.|
|Socks. Two of them.|
And the other exciting thing we did was accidentally go to the snow. DH didn't give me very good directions to Cougar Mountain, and eventually we ended up at Snoqualmie Pass. I was very glad I'd worn my hiking boots and winter jacket but DH only had mesh runners and a cotton "fleecy" (plus trousers, of course!) so we spent about 10 minutes outside if that and most of our time there in an eatery.
|The clouds sat down on the mountains|
|so we decided to leave. We didn't have good |
snow gear or chains/etc for the car.
|Love the snow/ice line.|