Monday, July 22, 2013
Havin’ Fun in the Rainy South
I went out to get the mail Saturday evening and was greeted by this. Isn’t that beautiful? God’s promise all over the sky!
And this is the reason for a reminder of that promise. We had 2.5” of rain this weekend, added to the 4” we got last weekend and the 1.5” we got during the week. We get a little bit of sunshine and everyone is out mowing their yards because the grass is growing like crazy.
Now, my plan for this weekend was to get a lot of quilting done but I am still having thread breakage problems and didn’t get anything done on that front. I did get 6 rows sewn on the weave quilt.
And have started on the 7th. I really want to get this done this week so I can move on to other things.
But I have been bitten by the knitting bug. These are the first things I tried and had some success. They are not beautiful but at least you can see they are slippers.
Next I decided to learn how to do circular knitting. This is my first hat. I couldn’t find a really simple pattern so I used parts of three and wound up with a “hat” Cool, huh?
So I have started on a third project. This is going to be a cowl with cables. As you can see, this knitting thing has taken up a great deal of my time.
I did take a little time to work on my new green thumb. The planter is a “plant shop” and I have had it for years but never did anything with it. Now it is on the deck with these very healthy plants growing wildly and happily.
And then, in my spare time, I have been reading. I love murder mysteries and DH is really good at supplying them for me. The funny thing is that this time I would stop reading to do some knitting. I am really afraid that this knitting thing may take over my crafting time.
So, what will I be doing this week? Well, I will be sewing, cleaning, and KNITTING. Who would have thunk it?
Have a great week, Gari