Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I always look forward to the lilacs blooming in spring. I have three lilac bushes, but the other two are up in the back yard and a bit tougher to get to. I got these pictures this morning on the way out to work.
The bush sits right outside the living room window, which means the living room smells like lilacs!
As you can see, the bush is almost in full bloom now.
A (somewhat blurry) closeup. Pretty, yes?
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
This is the Simple Yet Effective Shawl. I'm doing it in Noro Iro, color #70. I can't even express how much I really love this! The shawl is a simple triangle shawl that alternates garter and stockinette. It really shows off the Noro yarn wonderfully.
Here's another picture, but the shawl is a good bit larger now. That is a cat in the corner of the picture. I laid it out on the bed just before bed. The afghan underneath is the giant granny square I crocheted for my husband a couple years ago. That's one project that has gotten tons of use!
That is my African Violet which just started blooming. I noticed it the other day when I was watering it. Isn't that pretty?
And of course, the obligatory flower close-ups!