The garden is in. And, I might be losing the corn. What can you do? I grew seeds in the house, and then transplanted them in the garden. And then the wind blew. And blew, and blew. I'll give it some more time, and I may even plant some seeds out there. But what is the adage, corn needs to be knee high by the 4th of July? Last year it grew too slow, and here I thought I was ahead of the game. Oh, this veggie gardener is learning a lot. But, I still have beans, lima beans, peas, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, white eggplant, acorn squash, yellow squash, greens, basil, chives and spinach. Oh, and jalapenos and pumpkins.
Knitting - well I am on a sweater quest of sorts. I have several sweaters in my queue this year to knit. The first one I hope to have off the needles is my Acer Cardigan by Amy Christoffers. This is a relatively new pattern and I am knitting it out of Dream in Color Classy in Midnight Derby, which is a gorgeous kettle dyed midnight blue. I am looking forward to wearing this with a white Tee and dark washed jeans. I started it on May 27th and I am 25% completed. I am almost to the arm holes so I can split for the fronts and the back. The next sweater in line might either be color work or intarsia, or a Bohus. Not sure yet, but some sort of color work is high on the list.
I am teaching knitting again at String in Highlands Ranch. I am going to be teaching a three part cast-on series, and going through as many cast-ons as we can cover in each session. I taught a three hour version of this a few weeks ago and my "students" gave me the feedback that covering as many cast-ons as I did in one setting kind of over whelmed them. So, I am splitting it into 3 two hour sessions.
Spinning, well, I need to concentrate on my spinning. I received a sampler of various fibers in a swap and I need to find time to sit down and spin. I'm thinking if I shoot for 10 to 15 minutes a day I will end up spinning for more than that and get some consistency going. I also have some nice braids of fiber to spin, plus some carded fleece that I need to spin. I was debating going to Estes Park next weekend to buy a fleece, but I'm thinking I have a lot of fiber already and I should concentrate on it.
DH and I went to San Francisco for four days without the boys. Can you say that we had a great time? We have not been out of state by ourselves since before children. We had so much fun. We rode the cable cars and muni everywhere, had a private boat tour out on the bay, ate good food and saw good friends. Oh, and it was our anniversary.
That's about all to catch up with. Time to take the boys over to the pool.
I signed up for the summer reading program at the library along with the boys. I only have to read four books. Easy peasy.
Books read since December 15th:
19. Silver Needle Mystery by Laura Childs
20. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
21. Cat of the Century by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown
That's 21 books in 24 weeks. What was it, did I want to read 26 books this year? I need to go back and check.
By the way, I finished my Rockies purple Sasha Skirt. You can see it here on Ravelry:
The picture is from DH's and my trip to San Francisco. I'm in the elevator in the Queen Anne Hotel where we were staying.