Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Playing Catch-Up

I feel like I'm always playing catch-up. Unanswered emails from family and friends. Dentist appointments still to be made. What shall we have for dinner tonight - and it's 5.28pm. That kind of thing. And I haven't blogged in two weeks, or so.

Of course, I can always slip a little knitting in every day. I've been a very monogamous knitter of late. At home, I've been concentrating on my Lotus Blossom Tank and while travelling in the car I've been making Hats for Alex. They are addictive.
Here is the LBT, blocking. I seamed her last night and completed the neck and one armhole. Right now, I'm in the middle of casting off the second armhole, so I think we're safe to say this will be an FO tonight. Exciting.Bezzie, you should really attempt this again. All you need is some cheap cotton (look at my Rav page to see what I used) and a little concentration for the lace part. A lot of the lace rows are simple, only about 6 or 8 of them need concentration. And it is SUCH a pretty end product. Do one more lace repeat than is called for though - otherwise your belly will be too much on show. Not Bezzie's in particular. That's a general statement for all. Well, let's see if I can get an FO picture for tomorrow......

The boys and mine (mine and the boys?) experimental pot garden grows. A lot of the plants are pale green which worries me. I always think of healthy plants as dark green. Especially the peas. It's quite easy to tell the plants apart now, from the growth 'above ground'. There's one of the pots which has a tomato, peas AND, I think a corn.

A couple of weeks ago we went to the garden centre for bigger pots for transplanting. The gentleman who helped us was really interested and pleased that a mom was experimenting with her kids and showing them growing plants. (what me? A caring sharing mom?!!! p'raps I'm not doing such a bad job after all). Anyway, this guy was a farmer 'up north' so gave me a good bit of advice. Of course, we did everything wrong already. And don't even bother to attempt to transplant the carrots. And what were we thinking planting corn in a pot - their roots go down six feet.

OK, like we said - experiment. Anyway, here's a quick snapshot. Matt planted a sunflower at school, so that's sitting on the sill....

Last weekend, as a trade for my Stitches West trip, Tommy went to Las Vegas to meet up with a couple of college buddies. Well, here are the boys and I, and all I can say is, what happens in Applebee's stays in Applebee's.
And to think I almost put the kybosh on those foam aeroplanes from Joann's. That was one of the most enjoyable restaurant experiences with the boys I've ever had.
And while the cat was away, the mice played with his hairgel.


Bezzie said...

I laughed at that last picture--what is it with boys wanting spikey hair? Chunky's always asking for it too!

Hey, pot gardening is all about experimenting! I didn't think I'd get a potato in a pot--but I did! Don't write off your corn yet.

I should try the LBT again. I think a big part of my problem was back when I first attempted it, I was purling wrong!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Lovin the hair gel!! Aren't they cute?! And what the heck kinda fun were you guys having at Applebees without me?!! :)

Miss you!!