knitting and gardening

my knitting has been a bit sporadic this summer because i am putting in new garden in my half of the backyard of the house where i live (its a fourplex – two up, two down).  its been a lot of work and a challenge but now that the hardscaping and landscaping are done and the plants are almost all in (dont laugh, i know its almost the end of july), i can start to turn back to knitting.

of course there was the lovely interlude when i went to Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp (which you can read about below).  but i find that i am so tired at night that by the time i shower and eat, i collapse on the sofa and fall asleep.

but this past weekend, it RAINED (boy did it rain – my rain gauge said 3 inches! over two days!).  i was momentarily distracted by the crash of my computer and spent most of Fri and Sat putting together a new/old computer (an old cpu and a new monitor i had to buy on Friday  – it was the laptop that crashed and i lost the last three months of emails – PLEASE backup anything you think is important – i hadnt run a backup since mid april – oh woe is me).

[take a rest after that runon sentence]

so by sat night after installing all the sofware i use normally (and now all the cds and reg keys, etc are in ONE box for the next (not soon hopefully) time) i had to do something creative (yes even though i am a major geek).

So i pulled out an old WIP that has been sitting in my EZ bag (actually mine is green – it was given to me by my mom several years ago – maybe it was one of the first batch?)

anyway, its been hanging on the lower door knob of the armoire in my den so i can see it from the sofa where i relax and watch tv, etc.

this is the one offered currently by Meg at Schoolhouse Press

  Eztote

Here is mine… i may have to order the red one (i LOVE red) to keep my green one company. (cant have TOO many knitting bags now can we?)

IMG_0444

So anyway, what was in the bag for the last … hmm, i dont even know … months is the beginning of the Fir Cone Square Shawl from Cheryl Oberle’s Folk Shawls book.  I had started this – hmm, i dont even remember – at least last year – maybe longer in Inca Alpaca (Classic Elite) in a gorgeous darkish blue color . 

IMG_0443 Here it is spread out on my table over a box (of sweater bags if you must know).

You knit the center square first and then pick up stitches all around and knit the first lace.

So i have about four rows left of the center and then i get to pick up.  of course i have to find the yarn as the current ball ran out – and  as this is put up in skeins that means some ball winding.

oh well, maybe i wont work on this tonight.

 

 

 

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