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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Another Round Cloth, Painted Lilies, Bee Balm, Wild Garlic

This is the last of the round cloths for a while. Click here for the pattern. I'm presently working on some other things, but for now this is all the knitting I have to show.

Several of my lilies have already finished blooming, but this painted yellow one is just starting to show color. This one usually blooms profusely for about 3 weeks. It's an old variety that we salvaged from dh's parents' old homeplace before it was sold.
Another plant dh's mother loved is bergamot (bee balm.) She always referred to it as horsemint, which is another of its common names. In history some of the colonists brewed a tea of the leaves after the infamous Boston Tea Party. I keep it for the hummingbirds.

I love the purple tops on wild garlic. I didn't plant this patch; it just appeared about 10 years ago. I dug some up once just to see what size the bulbs were, and to my surprise they are quite large, but they're not cloves; just one big bulb.


  1. Your plants are beautiful and I love your cloth. The round ones are one of my favorites and I do love those bright colors.

  2. Your cloths are lovely and the flowers are gorgeous. Do you remember the color name of the yarn in the first picture? And is the pattern named "knitted lacy round cloth"? Karen

  3. Hi Karen, thanks for the nice comments. The yarn I used for the round cloth in this entry is S&C Playtime and the pattern is Rhonda K. White's Knitted Lacy Round Cloth. You can find it here:

  4. There is something special about showing off knitting with flowers. Your round cloth with the sunflowers is spectacular and your picture certainly would win the prize :)

    Lucky you having all those wonderful flowers!!!


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