I did turn the heel on the second Monkey sock and should finish it this week. I really love this pattern as I have said before.. Thank you, Cookie A and Knitty.com for making this pattern available. I will not hesitate to try her other patterns because of how well this one was written.
Gardening season is over. There are a few hardy begonias on my front porch which are holding on, but the rest of the garden is shot. To provide a little color and greenery to this blog I give you my blooming african violet:
I don't have a lot of history with african violets. I bought a bunch a year and a half ago to make a centerpiece on the table when I had some friends over and then gave most of them away as gifts to my guests. I ended up with 3 for myself and have managed to keep them alive and healthy in my garden window over my sink. The blooms are different on each plant and this one is a ruffled edge deep purple. It is really hard to capture the color, but in the darker picture it is a bit closer.
When my 4 year old orchid blooms again I will celebrate the color with you.