So, I went to my local yarn store to buy some metal size 1 dpns because I keep snapping my bamboo ones...
And ended up with 5 skeins of yarn in addition to my sock needles
The first to jump in was this Panda Wool/Bamboo sock yarn. I have been looking for a pretty neutral sock yarn I can wear with my business clothes (because as much as I love my livelier socks, they are not always appropriate.)
Then came this Brown Sheep Lanaloft in red - I thought this would make a great winter hat (for ME, Dad, me!):
Then Willow decided she wanted a new hat, too - and she chose the pink:
And then threw the turquoise in the basket, too. I said, "Well, which is it - a pink hat or turquoise hat?" Willow: "Both, Mom - I want a striped hat."
Anyway, enough of my lack of willpower - check out some garden pics instead.
This is a Early Girl tomato bus - we have had 4 tomatoes off this one so far - made for some great tomato and bacon sandwiches!
This is my yellow pear tomato bus - can you see how I jerry-rigged it up? Apparently I used the smaller pepper cages rather than tomato cages, and this thing grew so long and leggy that a slight breeze would topple it over. So, I bought this plastic fan trellis do-hickie, bungee-corded my tomato (pepper!) cage so it, then connect the trellis to the fence. Not pretty in the slightest, but it hasn't fallen down once since I did this.
Here's a close up of the yellow pear tomatoes. They are slightly bigger than cherry tomatoes and have this long neck. They are very mild tasting and not as sweet as cherry tomatoes.
This is my heritage tomato - from my in-laws garden. They call this their West Virginia tomato. What is peculiar about it is that it grows oblong - short, fat, and with a pronounced flat bottom. And the flesh is very light pink at the bottom to yellow at the top when ripe.
Now - here is where I ask all of you a question - is this a hibiscus? It is growing intertwined in my snowball tree. I really need to trim it back - but do you cut back hibiscus?