i feel like i accomplished so much today. i woke up early and got outside to water before work.
squashlets in the early sunshine. it’s been sunny, hot, and dry here all week.
good for the seeds, and for these
but it makes me sympathetic toward the plants. the ground just looked so thirsty for so many days.
i’m trying to get on a new watering schedule, because evening watering attracts bugs. hopefully, i can keep this up throughout the summer.
of course, by end of day, we were looking at this
so i really needn’t have bothered . . .
for those that have asked, this is another section of our back yard, where we have all our vegetable beds.
we have quite a bit of space around our house, considering that we live right in the city.
i met a deadline at work that i didn’t think i would, and even got the documents in a little early. i got my hair cut, which i needed badly (my hair grows like weeds and it’s hard to keep up), i ran a couple of errands and now i’m ready to knit for the rest of the evening, as soon as i write this post.
it’s especially good because for the last two weeks, i’ve been feeling very “behind”. i still have several things on my immediate “to-do” list, but at least i’m starting the holiday weekend in pretty good shape.
chris, from briar rose fibers, will be there again and we have a dinner date. i can’t wait to see her and giver her a big hug (she’s very huggy, and frequently sends them via email).
and of course, there will be fair fries. mmm.
(seriously, i have GOT to get more biking in than i have been this year).
sunday i am going out again to take a spinning class, “tips and tricks for spinners”. it’s five hours long, so i’m expecting to learn a few good things at least.
last night i worked on the bee shawl and i am only about an hour away from starting the second pattern, i think. i don’t know if you can tell from this photo, though
unfortunately. but trust me, it’s growing. what i should do, if i’m smart, is work on the charts for a bit, and get those out of the way. if i chart the second pattern out, i won’t have to work out the increasing by trial and error. of course, i could end up in the black hole of charting . . . so, it’s a tossup—knit my way out of the paper bag, or chart first, and THEN knit my way out of the paper bag?
hmm, tough one.
(i just finished work for the day so i’ve been sequestered in the office for several hours. but david had a free afternoon, so he’s been cleaning. how nice is that??)
well, at least the weather took the other big question of the day out of my hands—go for a nice long ride, or stay in and knit? i always feel a bit guilty if i opt for knitting over riding.
i wish i didn’t have to choose.