Friday, June 1, 2007

Garden and Knitting Drama Interfere with Blogging

I'm a sucky blogger. I've let events related to my blog topics interfere with my blogging. I really need to carry my camera around with me at all times. I guess that I could post without pics but unless the writing is stellar I personally prefer blogs with pics myself.

The garden drama is that we almost didn't have a community garden anymore. Long story involving the loss of our lease with the city Adopt-a-Lot program, but we got it back and I think that almost losing it has made it stronger. We didn't know that so many people cared about the garden. Even the city, who could have been the bad guy in all this seemed to be doing everything they could to help us get the lease back. The nice neighbors kept it watered the weeks it was padlocked by the city so the peas and mixed greens I seeded in April were waiting for me when we got back in this past weekend. Pics coming...

I'm a sucky sock pal too. My very nice sock pal sent me a secret email asking for favorite patterns last week and I haven't posted any help for her. So, hi sock pal, and right now my fave patterns are the embossed leaves from interweave, lombard street from magknits and anything lace. My only lace pet peeve is when the holes get too big. Though, who knows, with the weather getting hotter I may rethink that peeve to fave. We are trying to put off the AC as long as possible.

My knitting drama is that I keep getting slammed with the socks I start for my sock pal. I've had to rip out multiple times. I've gone from the Vine Lace pattern from Socks, Socks, Socks to the Merino Lace Socks from Favorite Socks now. Most of my problems stem from gauge but the rest is just whether or not I jive with the lace repeats. I think I must have cast on 10 different times so far and knitted at least 10 inches in ripped out total.

Pics to come...

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