The cat thermometer tells me that its a bit hot here today.
On the positive side, my poor little balcony-bound tomato plants are loving the warm weather, as long as I keep remembering to water them on those days we aren't blessed with an afternoon rainstorm. I even have my first wee tomato.
There really is a tomato there! See?
So far, it's the only one, but I have hopes for those little yellow blossoms.
Other areas of my little urban garden are producing crops, too. The basil patch seems to have sprouted a giraffe.
This is the Giraffe (rav link) pattern from Itty Bitty Toys by Susan B. Anderson.
He is a cutie. I think my favourite part are the little horns, complete with pom-pom toppers.
The yarn is Peer Gynt, in giraffe-perfect colours. Aside from the yarn substtitution, I made no pattern modifications. This is the second creature I've made from this book. The first was this little guy.
He was also a lot of fun to knit up, and has since moved to Calgary to be best friends with a new little girl named Kathleen.