December 13, 2008

Warming necks and cactus flowers

I've been knitting up some of the (what was) smelly aran I dyed. It smells much better now,
very much of lavender.I think that is quite appropriate looking at how it has knit up. Pattern is my own and I love the ruffles at the bottom don't you?

Quick knit and I'm going to do another later with a different yarn.
At the moment we are in the middle of cactus flowering season. One has just finished in a mid pink and 2 have just started.
This beauty however is in full flower and I thought you would like to see it. The flower reminds me of a pagoda roof. This was a cutting I took earlier this year and is different in colour to the parent plant. It will be interesting to see how the other cutting looks when it too flowers. I'm so pleased they decided to stagger their flowering for us.
Today is very dark and dismal and I am in a lot of pain. My son is moving from his caravan to a maisonette this afternoon and Mr Mog has had to go without me to help the move along. My daughter will be there as well so it shouldn't be too bad,fingers crossed.
Thanks for the suggestions on laptops. It has to be a laptop as opposed to a notebook because the screen is too small for Mr Mog to see comfortably and also it doesn't normally have a cd drive. This is essential for him to put photos on, view photos he has already taken etc. A pen drive isn't the same for him. He is relatively new to computing and I don't want him to be put off by screen size.


enthusiastic crochetoholic said...

The neckwarmer has turned out very pretty. I love the feminine ruffles. You are so lucky to see the beautiful cactus flower. I had cactus for years and not one of them flowered for me. Good luck with your choce of laptop. I am with Mr Mog in wanting a bigger screen ana a cd drive, The screens are way too small on the notebooks.

Artis-Anne said...

Really pretty Amber love the ruffles :)

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