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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

socks and flowers


socks and flowers, originally uploaded by kat coyle.

I love these flowers! The socks aren't bad but next to the flowers they pale. Ah well, can't beat Mother Nature. I just found out that the flower is a type of cactus: Epiphyllum. I've been growing it for years from a clipping. The flowers only bloom once a year and each flower only lives a couple of days.
The socks are Child's First Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush.

9 comments:

EDNA HART said...

I grow that flower in this pink and a very light yellow--They have a beautiful scent as well. Check it out on my blog--Edna

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

Great socks - and what a special flower. We have to get together soon - I miss knitting at Edna's!

Gudrun Johnston said...

I don't know I'm pretty impressed by the socks...they will last longer! Still hoping to see the completed stripey shorts too?!
Gudrun

Sonya said...

I've seen these socks on another blog and I loved them then. Great colors!

Debbie said...

The socks are so pretty, and against the flowers, the combination of colors from the two are so lovely!

Cathi said...

Those are gorgeous! And can I just say, on a completely unrelated note, I can't wait for your book!

kat coyle said...

Edna: oh yeah, I love the picture of your flower with the bright pink yarn.
Julia: come on over to Edna's for a visit!
Gudrun: Thanks, I do like the socks a lot. And, I will try to get a picture of the long shorts soon. They are silly!
Sonya: Knitting Vintage Socks is a great book, full of fantastic sock patterns. You can't go wrong with Nancy Bush.
Debbie: Pink and orange is a fave color combination.
Cathi: Thank you!

Gracie said...

I bought this last year at the farmers market and our house tenting/move killed it. :( I need to get another.

Nonnahs said...

What a wonderful way to capture the beauty of such an elusive flower. So pretty, Kat!