Peaches and silk
Tuesday March 05th 2013, 11:52 pm
Filed under: Knit,My Garden

Tonight was the first time I’ve knitted since the hot water heater flooded, and the stitches burst out after becoming so pent up. I had to finally put the needles down for my aching shoulders.

Silk with a bit of lycra knits up doubled quite well, far better than the slipperiness of pure silk. The yarn arrived a week ago, but patternwise, I had too many ideas in too many directions and nothing quite…. Now I know exactly what it wants to be when it grows up. It is such a relief to finally dive in and see it starting to take shape–my daughter-in-law delivered three weeks early last time and I have to assume this little one will be in a hurry, too.

Peach tree #2, meantime. While the plum needs an umbrella against the coming rain even more.

Knitting is lightning fast compared to watching newly-begun trees grow. And yet these change every day. The first peach to bloom has shed nearly all its petals now and is all about the leaves and growth; it’s branching out.

And so am I. And if I stop typing I might get to go do another row before I go to bed. (Glancing at the clock, 180 stitches, hmm. Maybe not.)

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“Knitting is lightning fast compared to watching newly-begun trees grow.” Sorta like watching grass grow. But, oboy, when that fruit arrives!

Comment by Don Meyer 03.06.13 @ 9:45 am

I’m guessing 180 stitches would take a while to work through (although not quite as long as that new tree flowering!) — did you actually do it last night or wait until this morning?

Comment by bev 03.06.13 @ 10:10 am

Such a pretty blossom!

Comment by Jody 03.06.13 @ 7:42 pm

My plum is in full, beautiful bloom right now, too. Hoping the wind and rain don’t knock all my future fruit off. Glad you’re knitting is back on..unlike my email. Sigh…if you reply to this comment, it WILL bounce.

Comment by Ruth 03.07.13 @ 12:33 am

It is so hard to go to bed when a new pattern beckons. But so smart.

Comment by twinsetellen 03.09.13 @ 8:21 pm

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