Last time I wrote here, it was October. So much has happened, but not really anything of note. Babies grew, we got sick, we got better, holidays were celebrated, anniversaries were observed, things got dirty, they got clean again, cakes were baked and eaten, dinner rolls were perfected, chocolate chip cookies were not, we learned things, we forgot things, we wrote a little, we read books, watched movies, took naps, had snuggles, bickered, and made up, we enjoyed the weather, we complained about the weather, things were made and given away, things were started, things were put by the wayside. See what I mean?
I put in my garden a couple weeks ago. I have corn, beans, squash, cantaloupe, radishes, peas, chard, lettuce, hollyhocks, pumpkins, zucchini, eggplant, cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers, sand cherries, blueberries and sunflowers peeking their little heads out of the dirt. Growing food from seeds is such an act of faith: you put tiny seeds in questionable dirt, invest a little time and a lot of water and hope and, if all goes well, you get to eat more cucumbers than you ever wanted to because you feel wasteful if you don’t, and your friends are sick of you banging on their doors with armloads of food saying, “are you sure you don’t want any pumpkins? How about zucchini… the trunk of my car is full, I assure you, I can spare a bushel or two.”
My only regret is that I didn’t get any potato sets this year. There really is no substitute for home-grown potatoes — no comparison at all.
On the crafting front: my projects reflect my interests… numerous and varied. Like so many others, I like to have a variety of projects in the works. I don’t get bored, per se, but I get sleepy. Seriously. I’m finding that if I want to get anything done, I have to circuit train my crafty projects. I have a pretty intricate sock pattern going: the Twisted Flowers sock pattern by Cookie A. I like to have a cabled project on the needles: still the
Rogue Hoodie by The Girl From Auntie. A major colorwork project: a fair isle vest that I’ve kind of designed for the girls (whichever one of them that will wear it… Miz Izzy is notorious for her aversion to “scratchy.”). I’m working on a mammoth lace shawl, the Cap Shawl from Victorian Lace Today, and a smaller lace project, Laminaria, from the spring 2008 Knitty. More than a couple of these are going to have to take a back seat to a couple of smaller projects – Maczilla’s Stormtrooper Hat is about done, and I’ve got two babies to knit for, the first one arrives in July, the next in October, this time, none of them belong to me. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about that.
I just realized that it’s been my birthday for a whole hour and I didn’t realize it. Happy 31 to me. Hooray for being a prime number!
Dang, it’s getting late… and Miz Bean is still going strong, watching Dora reruns. *sigh* I’m getting punchy and the quality of my writing is quickly declining. G’night.