Monday, April 14, 2008

Blog Neglect, A Sweater & Spring

I've kind of neglected posting recently but since I'm pretty sure this blog is only an exercise in self-indlugence I think it's okay.

I've been knitting a lot, so much that I've even neglected the STACK of new books I have on my desk. During March I cast on and completed my first 'sweater' although it's more of a cardigan than sweater. It knitted up pretty quickly and turned out rather adorable (at least I think so). There are a few minor mistakes, but hopefully no one else (except other knitters) will notice.

It's the 'Juliet' cardi from Zephyr Style. They have the best designs, I love all of them. After I finished this one I ordered these interchangeable circular needles from Knit Picks so I could cast on the 'Green Gable' pullover from Zephyr. It's going pretty quickly too. I'm really empowered by knitting clothing. I want to make clothes for myself and despite owning a sewing machine, fabric and patterns for 6 months I have yet to make anything.

The weather has really warmed up, we have a frost warning for tonight but I think it's the last one. The temp is supposed to be in the mid-70's by the end of the week. Lots of plants are coming up and I'm starting to plan and buy new things for the flower beds and garden. One of my favorite things is this tree ring of hosta's I did last year. This tree was surrounded by tons of crappy weeds, overgrown monkey grass and other junk, I spent two days digging it up last spring and then my mom gave me a ton of hosta's from her garden that I planted around the tree. And the stones were already there from a previous owner so the whole thing was free, save for the mulch. I love the bright green hostas. I can't remember the name of the variety but I think they are so nice.

We're still a long way from finished on landscaping but it's getting there. We're hoping to rent a tiller this weekend and till up the back location for the raised vegetable garden beds. My peas and tomatoes are ready to get in the ground, plus I have all my seeds from seed savers to plant.

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