9.02.2009

purple surprise

This year I didn't plant any petunias but this determined and inspiring bloom seeded itself from last years crop in the most unusual place. It's growing out of the tiniest crack of the interlocking deck stone under the edge of the gas BBQ. Of all the plants and flowers in the garden this year this is hands down my favourite and most cherished. Yeah for flourishing in the worst of conditions with no help at all. If I can get seed from this hardy annual maybe they'll be some planned surprises next year.

The Greener Celadon is wound off into a cake while I decide what to do with it.

I'm surprised by the strength of the single. Still not sure about plying it on itself or to something else, I'm also considering swatching it and playing around with a little lace type knit. The fun part about this is that it's just learning and playing so I can try things I normally wouldn't. Experimenting while so naive is really enjoyable.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

7 comments:

Celestial said...

Those singles look great. I love the look of the colors.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a pleasant surprise! We call them "volunteers" and yes, the most hardy of all. Enjoy this little fellow ~ one of my favorite flowers!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

We have a lot of volunteer tomatillos in our garden this year. Always a fun surprise!

t does wool said...

yes...a volunteer... so beautiful...and I love them as well.

Journeying Five said...

did you spin that yarn yourself? my jaw is open and hitting the floor! unbelievable!

pedalpower said...

ooooh! I love that green! I think I better not even think about learning to spin.....I'm in deep enough buy yarn already!

Alison Boon said...

I love the purple flower, what spirit even in nature the desire to flourish is so strong.

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