Look what was waiting for me on the locker room bench! An angel trumpet flower (brugmansia). My friend is long over her romance with these beauties. She doesn’t expect to add them to her garden next year but has promised to harvest some seeds for me.
I, on the other hand, am still gaga over their size and exaggerated petal edges.
Back indoors, I have a blanket-knitting update:
It was a long-running internal debate: to keep on knitting or call the darn thing finished. I love the look of the geometric pattern and playing with the color choices for each band, but to be honest, the notion of hours and hours more of straight garter stitch, row after row, has my eyes rolling backwards in my head. It is exciting to see each border completed — two down, two to go.
Have you ever blocked an afghan or blanket? My Curves of Pursuit is knit with silky wool, if that suggests a particular technique. I was imagining pinning it into a perfect square — somehow, somewhere — and then misting it with a spray bottle before leaving it to dry. … Other suggestions?
Wishing you and yours a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend. I’ll be at the garden center, if you’re in the neighborhood. Stop in and say hello!