A happy Monday to all.
While the rest of my garden is beseiged by some kind of nasty fungus, the phlox are going strong. This phlox paniculata “David” was a gift to my garden from CleoLion, as are all of the best white flowers I grow. David is trying for a bloodless coup of the garden, really. These four-feet-high blooms are the second wave this summer; there will be a third in September. David has been divided four times in six years, and I’m running out of friends with whom to share his progeny.
Also, this morning, I tried to capture the most gorgeous butterfly on one of the phlox paniculata “Katherine.” It had black markings of a monarch, but was pale yellow in color. Wings were moving too fast for shutter speed – it’s the blur at top center of the photo.
Speaking of blooms, in spite of band-aid, I finished the knitting on Blossom by Amy Polcyn, which is found in Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders and available for purchase from the link above. I thoroughly enjoyed this pattern written for a single skein of Handmaiden SeaSilk.
And I loved working with SeaSilk. I know this will only look better after blocking. I knitted further than the (easily memorizable) pattern called for, to try to not be left with any extra yarn. Used the Russian Lace Bind-off, which made for a lovely edge around the triangle. More detailed photos coming after blocking.
Finally, I have a new friend out on the screened porch. I did something out-of-character last week — having a few minutes sans Darling Bebe, I ducked into Pier One to look for something. Instead, I found this fellow looking rather lonely on the clearance rack. He is very heavy, but well worth the price – less than a skein of Cascade 220.
Darling Bebe has learned to say “Oww-ullll.” So now she has a word to use instead of, “Whoooo Whoooo” whenever she sees one around the house 🙂