September 12, 2011

Things Finished And Started

How was your weekend? Ours was very productive and successful!

Our poor, tired, drooping (and some headless) sunflowers are gone and the flower beds are clean. They look so much better now. I miss the sunflowers, but they were turning yellow and ugly so it was time to go.

We (and by "we" I mean "Ben" since I was out of steam by that point) ripped out the rest of the garden and got it cleaned up. Now we feel like there should be plants in there. So we figured if we can get compost in there in time we will try for at least a little winter garden.

We had clouds and thunderstorms Friday night and Saturday, complete with a little rain! It was so exciting. Although I'm pretty sure something around here caught on fire because I could smell it all Saturday night long. There's nothing more terrifying than waking up every few hours to the smell of burning. I never did figure out what it was. Perhaps one of the many dead fields of grass around here. The storm was very nice though. We haven't had a thunderstorm here in so long.

I have finished all these three things since Thursday. The (yay hole-less!) Berry Camo shawl. The brown ribbed mittens. And I started and finished the white Emilies in two days. Two days. I amazed myself! (Just tooting my own horn here.) Once I get good enough pictures I'll flood you with finished posts. Can't wait, can you?! Hehe.

I also started a little slouchy beret thing. I just started with some ribbing, increased the stitches by half (does that make sense?), and am working stockinette for the rest. I'll go until I think I have enough yarn left for the top and see what happens. I just wanted something to use this yarn on. Which I love. Love love love. It's Knit Picks Chroma in the colorway "Midwinter". It's 70% wool, 30% nylon and the structure is basically just a thin roving. It's so soft and delicious feeling. I got this ball as a bonus when I won a calendar from Knit Picks, and I would love more but it's $9 a ball, so it will have to be a splurge item sometime later.  I totally recommend it though!

I made a batch of cinnamon rolls Saturday, and we finished off the weekend with a batch of homemade Philly cheese steaks and fries. Let's just say I'm VERY MUCH looking forward to leftovers for lunch today. :)

How was your weekend?



Farm Girl said...

Wow your yard looks great!! So do the beds. So does your knitting.
Doesn't it feel nice when things get all cleaned? There were 50 fires started on Sunday morning, and the smoke was all around us. I was just sick from the smell. We could see it burning down Breckenridge. It looked like a fire waterfall.
We are supposed to have some more today. I hope we don't.
Talk to you soon.

Kessie said...

Wow, you guys had a busy weekend! The smoke was really bad here, too. It was so nice and cool and it stunk so bad. I couldn't even go outside. It's better today, though. Grats on getting all that knitting finished! :-)

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Mmmmm....I can smell the cinnamon rolls AND the philly cheesesteak. Wow - you're yard/garden is so clean and tidy. Mine is in the end of the season craziness -vines and produce everywhere! I made my first batch of homemade butter over the weekend and meant to make cinnamon swirl bread and scones for the freezer but never got to it. :-)

Allison said...

I sure do wish you could visit my thrift store, where there is high-end yarns for sale for pennies! The beret looks darling!

And... uh.... our garden still looks like Tarzan lives in there. You guys rock!

Lynn said...

I agree, the colors in this yarn are yummy. And the cinnamon rolls sound yummy, too ;)

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