Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

Okay, so I am a day early, but Happy Memorial Day!  The bunting is on the house and a new flag is on the flag pole.  Did you know that Memorial Day used to be called Decoration Day and was enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers that died during the Civil War?  Anyway, thank you to all of the soldiers who died while serving their country.

So what's been happening in the past week?  There has been some knitting done.  My knitting projects currently in the rotation are:

1.  Summer Mystery Shawlette by Wendy D. Johnson, knit out of Malabrigo sock.
2.  Mad Color Weave Socks by Chrstine Lorin, knit out of Koigu.
3.  Rib It by Melissa Lapid, knit out of Koigu.
4.  Traveling Sweater by A. Karen Alfke, knit out of Woobu, and 
5.  Guld by Kerstin Olsson which is a Bohus.

All of these projects received some love this week.  I am doing very well in my resolve to knit from the stash until September.  My biggest problem is that there are too many projects that I want to work on and not enough hours in the day to get everything done.

Gardening - Things are starting to sprout.  Out in my community garden plot, the radishes, cucumbers, squash, and onions have come up.  The watermelons, corn, pumpkins, carrots and jalapeno seeds still have not come up but I am hoping they will this week since we are due for a spell of warm weather.  I have some more plants to put out there today and then I think I won't add anymore or it will be too crowded.  In the backyard garden I have some beans and 2 tomato plants, keeping that garden simple this year.

Reading well I did manage to read a book this past week:

14.  Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich

Sewing.  Yesterday I hit a big sale at Joann's and bought $75 worth of outdoor fabric for about $10.  I have a cushion to recover for the front porch glider and I will probably make some pillows and a pad for the back rest since I have extra fabric.  I also bought fabric to sew some bags that I am thinking of selling on Etsy.  So, I have a lot of sewing coming up and now that I bought a chair that is a better height for my machine I am thinking I will make time to sew more often.

Well, that's about it for the past week.  Have a good rest of the weekend! 

Knitting quote for the week:

It's such a human condition, whether you're a great track star or a great knitting person or you paint watercolors - someone knows who you are.

Tony Curtis

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