Friday, August 18

Friday's Flowers

Do you call them Amaryllis Belladonna or Surprise Lilies or (my favorite) Naked Ladies? One of my remaining legacies from Mrs. Varesco is in bloom again. They've survived being moved and mistreated multiple times as we've worked on the back yard. I love their rich perfume and robustness when all else is wilted or dormant during these waning days of our seasonal summer drought.

Cinxia is coming along. I modified the pattern to have raglan sleeve shaping and I think it looks good. Faithful readers may recall that I hand-dyed the yarn for this one-of-a-kind garment. My camera skills do not do this yarn justice. It is a beautiful mix of coral and salmon with burts of orange and red. Well... I don't know if I have enough yarn to finish.


Kathleen said...

Oh, no! I hope you have enough. Or at least are able to dye some more and/or find a contrasting color and fit it in somehow, or something!!!!!!

The lilies are beautiful. I just call them lilies. And, while they are beautiful, I am glad they are in your house because their lovely scent makes me sneeze!

Dorothy said...

I am still crossing my fingers that I have enough yarn. no way could I dye some to match.

funny about names, eh? these are the true amaryllis, unlike the flowers folks usually call amaryllis; they are not lilies. but it doesn't really matter what you call them. too bad they make you sneeze, though. the scent is heady, but I really like it.

Bliss said...

I love Suprise Lillies. I sure hope you have enough yarn, because it so beautiful and suits the project so well. I'll keep my fingers crossed too.