Projects, Part 1

Home ownership and a knitting hobby means there can be a lot of projects in progress. M and I are having a blast making the yard and gardens “ours.” And I’ll get to one of those projects in just a minute. First though, a little knitting. I had the perfect WIP to work on with sore elbows, a scarf in a scrumptious yarn (55/45 silk/cashmere!) that has a rather boring to knit (but oh, so pretty outcome) eight row repeat. Every repeat completed would be a good time to take a break, and the lace pattern on relatively large needles kept tension in my hands to a minimum.

The pattern is Aria Delicato by Anne Hanson of Knitspot. She knit a 48-inch scarf using 275 yd of fine fingering yarn. I have 400 yd of fine fingering yarn (from Neighborhood Fibers, which I think has closed its doors at least as an online retailer), so my scarf is going to be longer. I have a cream colored “twin-set” cardigan (minus the twin), that I think these greens will look fab with. I’ve had this OTN for quite a while, but now it is getting a lot of attention.

Both M and I wanted to be able to plant some veggies in our new yard, but it was really landscaped, so we had to figure out where we could fit some raised beds in. I found a corner, that especially in summer will get enough sun, but I think even in the winter we will be able to grow some cold weather veggies. At least we are going to find out! Here in California, fall and winter are the perfect time to grow salad greens and broccoli and cauliflower, so I bought some seeds:
Those shrubs you see in the middle of the photo–
those shrubs are gone. And now M is very happy to be making sawdust on the back patio (redwood sawdust, no less):
Before he can assemble the beds, M needs to deal with the drip sprinkler system, which I find incredibly mysterious, as there are billions of possible parts to splice in and link together. But I hope soon I can show you some baby greens in the garden and a green scarf round my neck!

5 thoughts on “Projects, Part 1

  1. Congrats again on the new place! I’m sure it will be so fun to have your own backyard of veggies. (We have no yard at all, so I am jealous.)

    I love the color of your scarf, and I’m glad it’s elbow friendly. I hope your elbow feels better soon.

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