Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Seasonal Changes

Rip It, Rip It!

What is with the weather? After the horrible winter most of the U.S. experienced, Spring seems a bit gun-shy to appear.  There has been some nice days, hot even, followed quickly by severe storms and cool weather. I did manage to get some pots planted and completed constructing a brand new vegetable garden using our old and dated trampoline. We planted 3 varieties of tomato, zucchini, cucumber, orange and green peppers, spinach and 2 types of sweet onion.  I will post pictures when the weather allows.
I have been busy weeding and cultivating my flower beds and truly find peace in doing so.

If you have not already applied a weed and feed to your lawn, now is the time. I also feed the flower gardens, cultivate the soil and thin out over crowded beds. I try and do this before a GENTLE rain is predicted. Heavy downpours can wash away the food.
Any flora that I have thinned out will either get re-planted somewhere else in the yard or given away. 

I am currently working on a pair of Lace Rib Toe-up Socks by Elann using Deborah Norville Serenity Sock yarn in Aquamarine. The pattern is very well written so its a great choice for a beginner of lace knitting and moves quickly for those with more experience. I did change the type of cast on to the the Magic cast-on method because I like the feel of it on my toes. Here is the link:
Definitely one of my favorite sock patterns and a great go to for a more spring/summer type of sock.
The yarn is working up nicely and love the color-way emerging within the pattern. This yarn is new for me and am quite happy with it. You can be sure my next purchase will include more of this yarn for my stash.

A big shout out to my daughter who will be graduating college this weekend with a teaching degree, (You Go Girl! ) The ceremony just happens to fall on my sons 21st birthday, but he will always be "my little man" I am so proud of both my kids. They have grown to be amazing people that bring me great joy which is surely needed as life continues to be unusually crazy with some very serious situations. Thank you for all the support, prayers and good thoughts sent my way! 
Stay Strong!