Sunday, May 29, 2011

Wet Wet Wet

OMG is it wet here.  I has rained just about every day since the snow melted.  I am having to dig in wet mud, the weeds are humungus (good thing it makes for more to yank on while trying to dislodge that huge root).  The up side is when I replant, I don't need to water.  The hole is already saturated with water.
Had to move the garden this  year.  The pine trees the original owner planted have grown up and put that garden into mostly shade.  I can now move my shade garden on the side of the house back there and enjoy it from the patio.
On the knitting front, I finished a sock for my nephew and when he tried it on I promptly ripped it out.  The kid has huge feet, but not that big!!!!  O'well. Restarted with 4 fewer stitches and going to knit 1/4 to 1/2 in shorter on the foot. Gonna have DH try on his sweater again to see if the back is long enough to bind off the shoulders and add in  some short rows for the collar.
I started the Cable-Go-Round sweater by Heather Lodinski in Cervinia Sorrento.  I missed the errata, but I like the pattern on the inner side just fine.  May be a bit sewing in the sleeves as the fabric will be a little bit different.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Life is finally looking up.  DH made it thru another layoff (we get them every 6mos). I have been selected for some projects at work and I am really busy, but it is another feather in my cap on my way up the ladder.
I am knitting socks like crazy.  And yes I am still working on DH's Sweater.  Good news so far it fits him very well.  Had to make some modifications in the original pattern set up, but I think it will turn out well.  I also finished my first lace shawlette. (was to be a shawl).   I have started a circular cabled shrug.  I am have a blast knitting and I am finally truly madly addicted.
I purchased a drop spindle from knit picks and have tried to teach my self spinning.  With a bit of help from youtube, I think I have the hang of it, I just need to practice.