Last night we got some pretty severe thunderstorms. Pea and I were sure we would lose power, but luckily the lights stayed on. However, all of my tomato and corn plants were lying flat in the garden this morning. If I were a good blogger I would have remembered to take a picture to show you. In a feeble attempt to redeem myself, I will show you that I have them all staked up again and they are still looking very happy.
Hopefully we'll be dining on home-grown vegetables soon!! I don't know why I planted the tall ones in the front and the short ones in the back . . . but I did. In the first row you see tomatoes and red and yellow peppers. The second row is the same, along with some corn. And in the back you see yellow squash and cucumbers. All the plants are flowering so hopefully we'll see some vegetables soon.
The best thing about the storms were that they ushered in some blissfully cool air!! I haven't even put on my ceiling fans today and I'm not the least bit hot. And, the repair shop called this morning to say they have fixed our big A/C unit!! Next time a heat-wave hits, we should be able to keep the whole downstairs at a reasonable temperature. Whoopee!!!
With a reprieve from the heat, I'm starting to get the itch to knit and sew again. I haven't picked up the needles since Saturday, and I'm in deep withdrawal. But I do have some "old" knitting to show you. I whipped this little baby out a few weeks ago.
Cast On: July 1, 2006
Completed: July 6, 2006
Yarn: Lily Sugar 'N Cream in Summer Splash
I love this fun bag!! It was a really easy and quick knit, and the finished bag is super stretchy (which is why the picture looks distorted). I picked this color cotton with the idea of making a "pool bag" - something to carry my bathing suit and towel in when we go to our friend's pool. Once it was finished, I was sure it looked to small to fit a towel . . . but this thing S - T - R - E - T - C - H - E - S!!! My stuff fits in just fine.
Want to see what I've got inside today? First up, another fun little knit I whipped out.
Cast On: July 13, 2006
Completed: July 14, 2006
Yarn: Left-over Trekking XXL from my Ocean Socks
I'm becoming quite the Pepperknit groupie, having received her two sock patterns and then knitting up this little beauty. I love headbands on other people, but never really like them on myself - but this pattern really appealed to me because the headband is nice and skinny. It only take a few hours to knit, and is the perfect use for some left-over sock yarn!
Next up, my Picovoli in progress!
I bought the yarn for this Picovoli almost a year ago, in my first ever order to Knit Picks. I don't know why I waited so long to cast this on! The pattern is wonderful and this has been a great knit so far. I did try it on, and it looks like it will fit just fine. I can't wait to have it all finished so I can wear it. I'll have to sew up a cute skirt to go with it.
Last but not least, ONE COMPLETED EMBOSSED LEAVES!!!! I'm so proud of how it came out, and it fits perfectly. Now I just need to get the second one knit, and I need to finish it by July 31 to get my Sock-A-Month credit. Can I do it?? Not likely, since the first one took me over two months. It's kind of sad, because this will be the first month I don't have a completed pair of socks. So I'm going to try my best to crank this sock out, but I'm finding it hard to be optimistic. That's okay though, I'd rather have a perfect sock than a quick sock - and it's all about enjoying the process.