Sunday, June 7, 2009

Washed Away

It seems that I got washed away in all the rain we've had lately. I know I didn't put up a post last week; I was in a bad mood for most of the week, but the mood definitely improved toward the end. And it's been a good weekend, with knitting time, time with friends, and more knitting time, so here I am :)

The drenching rain has alternated with nice, warm sunny days, which has been good for my little veggie garden. The grape tomatoes are growing. I can't wait for them to ripen:

The lettuces look good, too. In fact, earlier this week, I picked some of the lettuce and made a salad using it, some of the garden's basil, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, vidalia onion, fresh mozarella, and a balsamic vinegar so sweet it didn't require any olive oil at all. Yum. There's a lot more lettuce left, and I'm planning a nice salad for lunch tomorrow:

The Roma tomato plant is huge right now, but no actual tomatoes have started. I see little flower buds, so soon:

The other stuff is growing, but there are no veggies yet. Soon there will also be yellow peppers, cucumbers, pole beans, peas, a carrot, and hopefully some onions. Yum.

There's also new yarn, new Wollmeise colors. The first is called Skandal um Rosie, a dramatic black/white/pink knockout. I ordered this Monday, and it arrived yesterday, a new record, I believe:

I also got some Moses in a trade with Raveller Susie. I love this color:

I have more new stuff on the way from Monday's order, including Merlot in both sock and Molly, the new worsted base, and Molly in Poison No. 5.

The following is not new yarn, but Kippi wanted to see some pictures of the Sanguine Gryphon's Eidos yarn, so here it is:

And the Sappho II base:

My pictures probably don't help you much, Kippi. The colors have a lot more depth and interest in real life than in my flat looking pictures. If you browse through the Eidos section on Ravelry, I'm sure you'll find much better pictures than mine. Without kitty parts, even.

Yesterday was supposed to be the last baseball game of the season, but it was cancelled due to wet field conditions. Most of our games and almost all of our practices were rained out this year. Regardless, the guys really started playing well, gelling as a team and making some great plays. They're beginning to be able to throw and catch, but even better, they're beginning to know where to throw to during a given play. They get along well, without any big egos getting in the way. Well, they're only in second grade, so the egos and the clashes will come. In the meantime, I will savor this lovely season.

Here's Jr. Jr., getting his trophy at last night's team party at the local pool:

Right now the boys are off playing golf, so I'm going to seize this opportunity to keep knitting. I'm in the middle of turning the heel for the second Kieler Sprotte socks, so off I go to crank out some more...


kippi said...

thanks for the photos! They really do help me see the colors. Her greens, blues and browns seem to be especially lovely.

MUST HAVE SKANDAL. wow, that is really great.

Congrats on making it through baseball season! Yes, it stinks how early it gets competitive.

Missed your blog posts. Sorry about the bad mood and so happy it seems to have lifted.

Scott T. said...

She's happy because we were out of the house for many hours ;-)