Monday, June 1, 2009

Gardening , Reading, and Knitting, WAHOOOO

Above are the gardening pictures I was able to take this weekend. I had a blast in the garden, (it is very small) but, it is growing and looks like it is ready to produce soon. Notice how I repurposed the old laundry drying rack and chair in the garden ? lololol I am still having trouble adding pictures to blogger, I don't know what changed, but I cannot manipulate them like I could when they were added by code instead of the picture as they are now.

I did exactly what I wanted to do this weekend, I played in the garden, I read and I knitted. I just finished reading Patterns in the Sand by Sally Goldenbaum and it was very good. I like it when I do not guess the murder one third of the way through the book, there were twists and turns that made it interesting and I was satisfied when I was done reading, which is always a good thing.

I started a new project too, (yes, I still have startitis). I am having so much trouble with my right arm (the whole thing now, not just the wrist) I have discovered that smaller projects work better for me now. This means that all of my big projects are on hold for a while. Therefore, I started this and it is gorgeous. I am using Knitpicks Essential Kettle dyed sock yarn and # 10.5 (US) needles and I am loving it. I think I am going to use the same pattern for the alpaca for a scarf for me, it will be collapsible (I have no neck) so I won’t feel like I am suffocating in it. We’ll see if I am still loving it when I am done with 60" of it though. :-)

Imagine you're packing a picnic lunch. What would be in your basket?
The fun basket would be fried chicken, potato salad, cookies, pickles, and watermelon, with beer and soda for everyone. The adult or responsible basket would be chicken or turkey breast slices, tomatoes and cukes wrapped in leafy green lettuce, watermelon, carrot and celery sticks, and water or green tea for everyone.
If your life were a weather vane, which direction would it be pointing right now?
What's something that people do in traffic that really annoys you?
Talk on the cell phone and forget that they are driving. It is weird that some people are perfectly capable of driving and talking, but others slow down so much that they are a hazard to themselves and others, plus they cannot stay in the lane, they weave all over. It’s a mess.


Grace said...

I have the book on my stand, but haven't started it yet, I am looking forward to it, and so glad she is keeping the series going, I know in the first one I was blown away by WHO DID IT, so this one sounds like fun too!!

rita said...

Pretty scarf! I may try that one.

I'll have to try that book, too. I'm reading one that I got at a book swap, called Tall Dark and Dead. Yep, vampires and such, and very funny.

trek said...

I enjoyed this one, too.

If I can figure out who did it ¼ through the book, I am generally disappointed.