Thursday, May 21, 2009

Why, yes -

I am alive - thank you for asking.

Sorry - I have been incredibly busy at work. My lucky bum co-worker was whisked off on a surprise Caribbean cruise for her 50th birthday and I had to cover for her while she was away. Hint, hint - husbands...

I did manage to finish both pairs of socks I had been working on by Saturday night. Here are the Mandy socks:

Mandy Socks finished

They are too big for me, so I will be gifting them to someone, as soon as I make sure I have her mailing address (Ahem, Amy B. Cats).

Here are the Ampersand socks:

Ampersand Socks finished

I love these socks, but I will be giving these to someone as well. They are beautiful, they fit - but I know someone who will really appreciate them. More on that later.

In the meantime, I discovered a cool feature on my new camera - super macro! Look what it does for the Ampersand socks:

Ampersand Sock Macro

Everyone, now - "Oooh..."

And my basil (which I started from seed, thank you very much) that desperately needs transplanting outside:

Basil Macro

And my Christmas cactus, which not only have I managed to not kill, is sprouting new leaves:

Christmas Cactus

I have a bad track record with houseplants...

Yay me!


Bezzie said...

To which your husband is probably saying "But you're not 50!"

Nice socks! Very pinky!

tara said...

Hey, I think I know who Amy B Cats is. Do I?

turtlegirl76 said...

Nice super-macro shot! Love both of the socks but that first pair? The color is so vibrant and fun!

Lee said...

Congrats on the Christmas cactus! Maybe it's the start of a new hobby or the bloom of a new talent.

Shan said...

Gorgeous basil - I can't grow nuthin' from seed. I don't know - not enough sun in my house I think. I don't have a single south-facing window (well, okay, one, but it's tiny and very high up where it gets shaded from the eaves) and since all the sun comes from there....

Anyway, yours is lovely.

Nice socks. I love the ampersand.

Beverly said...

As I was scrolling down, I actually did say "oooooo..." before I got to the picture caption. I love the macro setting - without it, I never would have know what other people's knitting looks like close up since I know almost no one IRL who knits.

Zonda said...

Love the socks! Lucky recipients! Yummy basil too! I've killed christmas cactuses...I let others grow them now!

Teri said...

Love the Ampersand socks.... Love them ;)

Macro-shot is cool. jaime had her camera for well over a year and I showed it to her... she was very impressed.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Both socks are fabulous!! Especially the ampersands...a favorite pattern of mine!

And that! I just bought two big bunches of basil at the farmer's market today!

freshisle said...

Ooooo, aaaaah. Nice macro!