Another quick post, mostly because my big projects all look the same – how often I seem to say that!
Last night I got home before A and it was warm and sunny, so I did about an hour’s worth of the gardening project, then hopped in the pool. It has been so dry (until last night) that the pool was getting low – too low to run the filter! I would have noticed if it had been nice enough for a swim, lol. I ran the hose for a while and got the water high enough to run the filter, but I will have to do that a few more times this week. Even though it did rain last night, it didn’t add up to much in the pool. But the garden loved it!
I think I have hit the point of the garden project that an hour’s work shows progress. It was depressing for a while the space was so big that I could work for an hour and it looked the same to me. But last night’s work looks like it made a difference, which helps to motivate me to keep on going. Plus I spoke to A and we decided I could go ahead and order a couple of the oriental poppies I love. Woot woot! Those will come in the fall, and I will get to plant them in the new bed out back. Of course, they will probably come when I am in Wisconsin, but I will see if I can arrange for that to not happen.
After the gardening and a swim, I worked on a secret fiber project that I can’t share with you all yet – but let me tell you, it is FUN and really coming out like I hoped! I am taking loads of photos, I will share with you in a couple of months, lol.
By the time I sat down to knit on the vest, it was nearly bed time! I am almost done with this project – I am working on a skinny little strip that is the back of the neck. It seems like I should be able to knock that out tonight. Then the armholes. I had in my head that they were finished with an I-cord, and I was not really looking forward to that element, but I re-read the directions last night, and they aren’t, they have a very simple (and fast) garter edging. I know I have said this before, but I REALLY think I am almost done with this thing! I have the buttons already, and so I should be able to get it soaked and blocking this weekend. In fact, I will be really disappointed if that doesn’t happen! And I am purposely not spinning until this is done, to give me some push in the finished direction. I feel the need to finish SOMETHING.
My sock knitting has also slowed a bit, but I am on the foot pattern of the second sock, so I am confident I will get it done before September.
I did just sign up for a craft fair in November. This frightens me a little bit, I need to knit some hats and small things that will not cost a lot, and I have so many big things I want to knit instead! But I will get it done, I am sure, and have plenty to offer the customers. now to get them to want to buy my things…
That is about all that is going on around here this week – same old same old, as they say.