Wednesday, August 12, 2009

going to do it.

What is it that I'm going to do? I'm going to take these socks to the
State Fair. Now how can I do that when I ran out of yarn just before the last
two rows. Well I did a gauge swatch before I started. I know that's pretty weird for me. :)

So all I had to do was frog the swatch and finish the toe.
Here you can see the finished socks

The fluffy bit at the top is the left over bit of yarn. There wasn't that much left.
They are blocking right now and next week they will be taken to the fair.

The other thing that I'm going to do, is send off a letter to my Congress people.
I'm trying to give them an idea of all that i've gone through with the insurance companies.

Here's to hoping it helps.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

deap breath and pretty things

Sometimes it seems that life like to throw me randome curve balls.
Balls like never truly having a day off with out having to deal with some part of work. Like seeing my depression modeled in how my house look.

So in honer of those curve balls here are some pretty things.
Because pretty things make me smile and help me dauge those curve balls.

I so want this hat

Maybe I should have this posted up some where...

Think i could pull this off?

Oh the spinning that I could do with this.

So that's enough pretty for today.
Here's to winning the lotto so that all the pretty things can be mine. :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

garden update

So, the garden is going pretty well. I think when fall comes we will have a lot of good eats coming out of the garden.

Here we have the eggplant. There are about 6 eggplants on the one plant. It's pretty cool as i've never grown any before.
I love the way you can see the different colors of purple.

There aren't too many watermelons in the garden. I think the pumpkins are taking up most of what the watermelons want in the ground. I'll just have to pick a different spot for them next year.

Oh, and i think the squirrels are trying to sharpen their teeth on this one.
Note the ruff edge at the bottom.

So, if the watermelon is about the size of a hand ball, these pumpkins are about the size... of 2 mainecoon cats. I turn them every now and then to make sure that they aren't roting on any of the sides. Though i did find a slug on one of them after i turned it. It stuck to my hand. :P

My tomatoes are finally starting to turn red. Though i think the pumpkin leaves are taking a lot of their sun. :(

Also I think that I'm to make a tress along the north side of the yard. Just a short one. I would really like to have more sweet peas and morning glories next year. I think I'm also going to make a space for cut flower garden.

Next time, a knitting update.