Wednesday, May 14, 2008

WiP It Wednesday

Contrary to what this blog has been saying, I *have* been knitting. Sporadically, maybe - but it has been happening.

Here are some socks I started on the weekend - sock yarn from the lovely Cristi. I'm knitting them on 9" Hiya Hiya circulars - and let me tell you, you need nimble fingers for this. I'm pleased with the progress - this represents about 90 minutes of effort:

And here is my nigh-finished baby sweater. The knitting itself is finished - but I need to make my way to JoAnn's to pick up a zipper. The unsuspecting expectant mommy told me this morning she has 6 weeks to go, so I should have this done in time. I am making her the 9 month size - who really needs a cardigan when you have a summer baby?

Willow has been in a dress-up mood of late. Yesterday she was a cowgirl. Yeah... she is wearing her winter boots (that we never really had an opportunity to wear this past winter). I think I need to get her some real cowgirl boots.

She thinks that would be a great idea:

I haven't given you a picture of Lucky recently - here he is in his favourite room, the sunroom. We open up the windows and he sits on our side of the screen and cooes to all the birdies outside.

I wanted to show off my fledgling garden to Bezzie - I think she may be a bit ahead of me here. First row from left to right: Lemon squash, Royal Purple basil, Topiary basil. The left column of mini-pots are Sweet basil, the middle column snap peas, and the rightmost column is acorn squash. The small plant with the yellow leaves is a miniature watermelon.

I thought the mini-pots were empty until I took the picture above and noticed that the acorn squash is coming up!

And here I have 3 tomato plants (1 Early Girl, 1 Lemon Boy, 1 Husky Cherry), 3 bell pepper plants (red, yellow, and chocolate), 4 pots of scallions (inspired by Bezzie's efforts last year), 1 Japanese eggplant, 1 Cilantro, some mini basil, and Willow's Zinnia plants.

Now that the weather has warmed up I hope to get the rest of these in the garden (I planted my 7 cauliflower, broccoli, and cabbage plants last week) this weekend. Wish me luck!


Bezzie said...

YOur scallions are ahead of mine!!! Those are the ones I love the most!

And mini watermelon--cool!!!!

I laughed when I saw Willow in her winter boots--I put Chunky's away this week and realized I bought them in fall and he never wore them. Sigh.

Tez Miller said...

Aw, Lucky's guarding the property - good boy :-) Though I don't think he's cooing at the birds as much as he's telling them to get off his property ;-)

Thanks for sharing, and have a lovely day! :-)

turtlegirl76 said...

You got that much sock done in 90 minutes? WOW!

IrishGirlieKnits said...

How cute is Cowgirl Willow?!!

The baby sweater is too cute! And I'm amazed at your green thumb too! Great job :)

Unknown said...

You have quite a variety there! Can't wait to see how it comes up.

Willow looks so cute in her getup!

Shan said...

Nice post - Willow is so cute!

kemtee said...

Yay garden! Our hot peppers are starting to sprout blossoms already. And HSH has taken to her usual MO of sitting in the lettuce patch, eating.

Willow needs cowboy boots. Yep.

Sarah said...

Awww, Willow is so cute! She definitely needs cowboy boots.

Nice plant-lings too. Mine are also behind yours in schedule!