Thursday, June 20, 2013

More Garden Updates

Another garden update.  I really need to do a kid update, soon.

This cute little guy followed us along on our walk.  All of a sudden I am seeing them everywhere.  As long as they stay out of the garden (and basement) I think they are cute and entertaining.

The peas are really getting tall.  The tomatoes are a little small and spindly but we'll see how they go.

Some beans that need some better trellising.  The carrots and a few other little things are finally sprouting.  I was a little worried they wouldn't come up!

The squash and cucumbers seem to be doing well, too.  The lemon thyme came back with a flurry and the creeping time is really creeping everywhere.  I need to move it out of the raised bed.

I was gifted about a dozen asparagus crowns that I decided to plant here next to the porch.  I was saving this spot for grapes and maybe a kiwi but I had to get the crowns in the ground and it was the only clear spot.  It needs a good weeding out but it is a cozy warm spot for them to live.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sewing and Knitting

Sewing and knitting projects I have been toting around with me the past few weeks.  I started another little baby sweater, got really far and realized I totally messed up towards the beginning.  So...pulled it out and started over.  At least it's easy and fast. 

A couple more Alabama Chanin tops started.  This black one is the tunic length.  I love the fit.

This one has a narrower fit and was a little too short for my liking so I added on a little gathered hem.  
I needed a couple of simple tops to wear that matched pretty much everything.

For a hand sewing project these really are quick and easy.  I will probably add some embellishments along the way but for now they work!

 Doing the Wednesday Yarn Along over here.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Garden updates

The little seed babies have emerged from the basement to start their journey into the world.  They are living on our inside porch and getting some time outside to harden off.  I'm not sure where I am going to put them now but it is a start and encouraging for next year.  

There are some flowers mixed in with swiss chard, broccoli and basil.  The other tray has tomatoes and watermelon, fennel and bachelor buttons.  It should be fun to see what grows the best.

A little yarn tossed in, too.  I'm looking forward to this next project with bulky yarn and a cute, simple, cable knit with size 13 needles!  Should go fast.

The peas are really growing fast.  I planted triple what I did last year.  I can't wait for the deluge of snap peas.  I've got to get to them before the kids! The little tomato plants next to them are waiting for it to warm up around here.

The blackberries are going crazy now too.  I love the bees and smell.  They are just every where.  That and the phlox that has spread like wildfire makes are yard look really festive if not a little overgrown and wild.

You would think we live in a jungle looking at these photos.  Here's to a blackberry feast soon!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Sweater Love, Baby Love

I finally finished the little sweater I have been working on for Willow.  2nd sweater done!  I learned a lot about counting stitches and paying attention while knitting.  I do like a challenge and this one gave me just the right amount for this beginning knitter.  It isn't quite perfect but I don't think she minds.  I want to give cabling a try next... or maybe a shawl for me??

We had such a nice stretch of hot days around here the flowers have come out and a I am scrambling to get the rest of my seeds in the bed.  Everything is such a whirl with little ones that my garden plan has gone all to (you know) and I can't remember where I planted things again!  Ah well... at least they are in and who doesn't like surprises right?

The baby is so close to walking.  I keep saying that but it really is just a matter of her putting one foot in front of the other at this point.  It is encouraging when I have a little cheer leader following me around clapping for me all day.  And her little curls!  I wonder if she will be curly like her dad.

The leaves part of the sweater pattern are little botched in the last row but I'm trying to ignore it.  I like the blue and green combo with the seed stitch. It is nice to get another project done.

A good way to use up vintage buttons too!  The next one I make waaay bigger in hopes she can wear it for more than a month!

I am also yarning along over here and joining her awesome fossil hunting kit give away.  Pretty cool!
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