Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pictures This Time, But Not Knitting

First year of these yellow irises our neighbor gave us in the fall. We planted them in the place where the big silver maple had been in the front yard.

While I was out taking pictures of the irises and peonies, I noticed one of the strawberries is just about ready! We're going to have a bumper crop. We'll have to make jam before we move.

A big opulent white peony with magenta trim on the petals, only in black and white.

Lambs ear

I love these siberian irises even more than the big showy ones. I hope we'll be able to find a happy spot for some in our new yard.

Monday, May 24, 2010

No photos, just words...

A brief recap of things around here:
The little guy got sick and missed a nearly a whole week of school. Then he got better and I got sick.
No one is doing much toward our goal of moving in mid-June: I guess the panic hasn't hit yet.
Actually, I'm doing stuff, but most of it is stuff like emailing the lawyer or the mortgage guy.
And I'm placing Craigslist ads for a few things, like fancy wooden trains and old bikes.

I've been knitting some. One thing I'm working on is a pair of solid dark green 2x2 ribbed socks. And I'm making another entrelac scarf out of some bulky yarn I bought from a destashing sale. I honestly tried to come up with other things that yarn could be, but it really just wanted to be entrelac. And I realized I really really need to get my butt in gear on a sweater for the autumn Knitcircus. I got yarn support for this last year. I have a good start on it, but it's been sitting for a while. Fortunately, I was able to find my notes and pick up where I left off.

The kids are sailing into the end of the school year, with all that that entails. Field trips and recorder concerts and such for the little guy; preparing for finals and completing big end-of-year assignments for the big guy. And lots of bickering.

The weather turned very hot kind of suddenly, after a mostly cold, wet spring. Wisconsin isn't a state of moderation, I guess.

Tomorrow I'll try to get some pictures together. There are lots of things blooming and sprouting in the garden.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Third Time's a Charm?

This entrelac scarf is the third go-around for this yarn. I think it's finally done. Well, I mean, I'm done with it. This is the crappy iPhone pic of it blocking on the porch on a grey rainy day.

The yarn is Rowan Tapestry, which really doesn't like to get frogged. I think I had two balls of it.

The entrelac squares were eight stitches wide.

I think I worked on US #6 needles.