some knitting, more mushrooms, and some surprise color

Color first, no?

Look at the surprise this week at work…
work plants work plants (1) work plants (2)
This was a “rescue” and after a year or so it has flowered. Must like the window it sits in… but on the day it flowered, I put it right in the middle of my office so I could see it from my desk! The reproductive parts look so interesting!

Just behind my monitors is this somewhat phallic plant, I always forget what it is called…
work plants (3)

And in front of my monitors I have a little help…
work toy

actual knitting

Vanille (ravelry link)
vanille vanille (2)
That second photo is wicked fuzzy… sorry! I am almost done w/ the body, and then on to the sleeves.

mushroom madness continues

Look what DH brought home from a day in the woods…
more phaeolus
Two more big Phaeolus! I might over-dye the yarn I did the other day. He made some comment that I should dry them so they don’t mold, and to not dissuade him from getting me more, I’ve chopped it up and spread it out on a cookie sheet that I put in my car.

I have some ideas about collecting enough of this and that mushroom and doing a real experiment.

But before that I am thinking to overdye some grey wool with koolaid for Norma’s red scarf project… pics when I have them.


I skyped this morning with a young woman in Australia. What a blast! She’s from Barcelona and misses speaking in Spanish, and I want to practice because I forget so much. It worked really well (once I figured out how to get my microphone switched to the webcam)… some Spanish, some English, some Spanglish. I found her in Ravelry, in a Spanish speaking knitter’s group. We’ll do it again, maybe next weekend.

4 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Chris said,

    August 14, 2010 @ 12:43 pm

    Pretty flower! And Vanille is looking good. Love that you have Einstein there to help you through your workday. :)

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    Sara said,

    August 14, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    Vanille is looking really nice! Flower is pretty as is the plant…

    How fun that you are foreign language lessons over Skype!!!

  3. 3

    Emily said,

    August 16, 2010 @ 10:05 pm

    I need some plants like that at work! I don’t know if I’m close enough to a window to keep anything alive, though.

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    MissAntsyPants said,

    September 3, 2010 @ 7:32 am


    I came accross your blog and found that entry hehe I really enjoy our Skype conversations too. I forgot to told you that I have a blog as well if you wanna have a look. Hasta el próximo día! :)

    Silvia – Australia

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