Monday, August 4, 2008

Lazy Holiday!

Happy whatchamacallit to anyone with a holiday today! Here in Ottawa we are enjoying Colonel By Day.
My laundry is drying in my bathroom. I have a stew in the slow cooker, and bread kneading itself in the kitchen (have I mentioned I love my bread machine?). Now I get to sit and knit to my hearts content.
I finished the tweedy stripes:...

...and cast on another pair right away:

These are the pattern and yarn from the January Sock Club Kit from Robyn's Nest ('s Robyn's 1 year anniversary today and she's having a sale! Head over now!)
The yarn is from Perfect Day Yarns (Free Verse Sock yarn) and the Pattern is Vintage Rose Socks by Mona Schmidt. I'm adapting the pattern from dpn-top-down to magic loop-toe up, so we will see how it goes.

I bit the bullet and frogged the Garter Stitch Jacket. I have now figured out how to knit the pattern so it actually does garter stitch and I am much happier.

Remember my garden? Well it's grown:
Tomatoes and Squash then:

and now:
Cucumber then:
and now:
The plants are a little scrawny. I think it is because the pots I have them in aren't deep enough. However I do have some veggies. I have about 4 cucumbers, 8 grape tomatoes, 6 early girl tomatoes, and 4 beefy boy tomatoes. The squash just began flowering with male flowers so the females should bloom sometime this week so we will see if I get any acorn squash. Next year I'll plan a little better. It's definitely a learning process.
Now I'm going to take advantage of some quiet knitting time and work on my socks!

1 comment:

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Finally catching up on some blog reading! I cannot wait to see progress on your socks from my kit - how are they coming along?