So many fun goodies! My second favorite thing is the Mini-shaped paper clip, but my first favorite is the tiny Mini:
It's a USB drive, and it's adorable!
I am still loving my car, and apparently I love the color so much that when I got a pedicure this week, I walked out to my car and realized that I'd chosen the same color:
OPI needs to rename this color "MINI Electric Blue"! Wet car because it's pretty much always raining over here.
Recently, we found some inexpensive planter pots for the backyard; it was dry for a few hours last Sunday, so we zipped over to Lowe's and picked out some plants and got them potted before the rain returned. They aren't arranged where I'd like them just yet - Jeff wanted to line them up on the sunny side of the patio. I just laughed - there is no sunny side at the present time. He can dream, anyway.
Far left: old Sago palm, then we have a Japanese Aralia, then a Sizzling Pink Fringe Flower, then the green planter is holding an Emerald Wave Sweet Bay, which is supposed to be edible and smells pretty good, and finally, in the blue pot, we have a Silvery Sunproof Lily Turf.
A recent text conversation between Helen and I had me wondering if I'm so technologically-impaired that I need to chuck my iPhone for a Jitterbug:
I texted her the sound of my vacuum. I didn't mean to do that. What's worse is that I don't even know how it happened!
Well. I honestly never thought I'd knit myself a sock, much less a pair of them. After trying to knit something akin to a sock a while back, and not only intensely disliking the process but hating the finished product, I wrote off socks as not my thing. And I was perfectly OK with that - after all, just because I knit doesn't mean I have to knit everything. But somehow, after looking at sock patterns, I actually understood most of what they were talking about. So I went for it...and BOOM. Socks. Plural. That I can actually wear!
I'm pretty proud of these - sure, there are some mistakes in them, especially in the first one. You can see in the close-up picture in the bottom left that the sock on the left has a hole near where the heel flap begins, and also, the stitches picked up on the heel flap are a little off. But the second sock has no hole and the picked up stitches look much better, so hey - I'll take a little improvement along with the learning process. I think using a heavier yarn rather than traditional sock yarn helped me to get through these fairly fast, which kept my interest going, as I didn't get bogged down in the process. I have some yarn on hand that I'm making another pair of socks with, this time going toe-up instead of cuff-down. Socks...who knew??
Have a great weekend!