Friday, July 25, 2008

Shuffled the colors on the blog around

Thanks Joansie and Yarndude for pointing out that the comment color was hard to see. I hope I got it fixed.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Started a new KAL

AND NO there are no pictures to show for it! I got together with a knitting friend (whose hubby works with mine) and a friend of hers and we had a great time; we were to do one pattern, called Storm, a toe up sock with a provisional cast on. Well, we ALL tried it. And we all ripped it out. I got so I liked the looks of it but it was fiddly. Then L. brought out a pattern she used for a pair of socks and we tried that cast on and we all loved it, we used our circular needles from the "get go" something I generally don't do. I normally start the socks on double points, whether toe up or cuff down, then change to the magic loop method for speed and no losing of precious needles. We will meet next week to start our heels together. We will still be doing the Storm pattern, just not exactly the entire pattern. I bet her heel is fiddly too so we will see. I did bring my camera but to be honest, if you spend an hour or more on one project and rip it, when you get to the toe cap on another sock it sure doesn't look like much. I brought the yarn, from an Etsy shop that doesn't sell it anymore, I don't believe. The yarn is called Vinca and is a shadowing yarn and the progress pics will all be different for all of us.
Hopefully pix next week. And meanwhile that garden is getting so tall I might need to ask my husbands' friend who is 6'4" to tie up the Brandywine and Big Rainbow tomatoes; I am only 5'6" and it is beyond my reach. The squash and cucumbers are vining and vying for which plants they get to crawl over.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Progress on the garden

It has been less than a month since the planting began in the back of the hill and the tomato plants are burgeoning and setting fruit. Nice to have that much progress seeing as the heat wave was pretty intense during the planting time. The pepper plants have greened up nicely and the fruits are almost full sized.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy JULY 4th

I hope you all had a good day; we did and also a wonderful dinner. Our garden is progressing, the plants are healthy and growing so well. The cucumbers are blooming and hopefully will be setting in this miserable heat and humidy. I HAVE AN AIR CONDITIONER NOW!!!!
It took an electrician or 3 but the dedicated line is in and we are comfy and dry. No humid house, nice and cool. Wonderful. I will make every effort to get out and still garden to keep things happy while I am cool in here. The electric rate increased to more than sixteen cents a KW before we installed the a/c so this will be expensive.