If you were guessing by knitting alone, I'm not sure you'd peg this month for August. Heaven knows my hands are full of wool and I just keep chugging away with the needles.
First though, a brief note about philodendron. My mother apparently grows the heartiest strain of these on the planet, which she was so good to share with AudioGirl and me when I moved to La Crosse. AudioGirl's is presently living atop an 11' built in china cabinet and it has a long leafy strand that quite nearly reaches the floor. I do not envy her watering duties.
I offered a friend a cutting of mine the other day. First I had to disentangle them--I have two pots that appear to be two different types. The one which became the cutting is bushy, has 2-3" leaves, and wraps all over the place. The other version has stems that are easily thicker than my thumb and leaves bigger than my hands. I hacked off one piece to show you--and to try and give the skinnier pieces a chance.
This strand is about 8' long. And I have piano player hands--I play a ninth comfortably and can reach a tenth without too much effort, though not usually mid-piece.
But cuttings were taken and potted and hopefully they will survive in her office. If not--she's getting one of the completely unkillable spider plants. These things have survived smoky apartments, moving across multiple state lines, and Gypsy.
Anyway, onwards to knitting. I still haven't finished weaving in the ends of the baby blanket. Which, considering the Blonde is due on Tuesday, might need to get done very soon. *sigh*....I hate weaving in ends. But I do have Season 3 of Numb3rs to get through and no excuses.
Here it is pre-wash/pre-ends woven in. It's going through the washer/dryer before it heads east.
Pattern: Modern Baby Blanket from Mason Dixon Knitting
Modifications: Added a few extra panels, changed edging to applied I-cord, didn't do the entrelac panels
Yarn: Knitpicks Comfy Sport in Fedora, October, Sweet Potato and Jalepeno, less than 13 skeins (some partials in that)
I'm in a 5K stashdown for the year--of course, that would mean I use stash rather than buying new yarn, but I'm counting all the knitting I'm doing in KnitMeter to at least see how much I do make it through. I was keeping ballbands and made it through several pounds of yarn over the last couple of years. Currently I'm over 4100 yards for the year, which is over 2 miles. I need to get through a lot more before the end of the year but hey--I have more projects going...