Life has been happening at warp speed around here.
With all the knitting fun, fall/winter garden work, and the usual five hundred routine things, well, I just haven't felt like getting on the computer too much.
I am babysitting again...a little boy, 9 months old, big and heavy.
He very much likes to eat!
He naps well and is oh, so smiley and happy.
He's with me four days per week and is a very handsome fella.
The morning routine is breakfast, then a half-hour or so later, we sit on the back patio swing,
I pray the rosary while he falls asleep.
I finished knitting my three dish clothes...finally figuring out how to knit and purl and keep those darn stitches from falling. I could not correct the mistakes, so ripped out the pieces and
started over...like fifty times.
It made for good practice.
Then, I made myself finish a flannel baby quilt that had been sitting on my craft table.
I'd been working on that thing off and on for years!
It is done and very warm.
It will make for a good cover for those swing-sitting naps come cooler weather.
I had to finish the quilt before the good stuff arrived.
I can't show here what's in the package cause I hope to give it away as a gift in a couple months.
Ho Ho Ho!
This project is going so well and I love this yarn...
I ordered more this morning - beautiful colors.
I have gift making on the brain!
I also had a second package coming from my my dream store.
I have started this project also and now see that I like having two knitting projects going at the same time.
This one's gonna take a while (a baby blanket) and will be part of my grandmother's hope chest.
This pic doesn't begin to do justice to the gorgeous colors of this yarn.
They're so lovely.
Another book on knitting...great photos and info in this book.
Very good for a beginner.
In the garden, the zinnias were amazing.
I say were, as they're gone now.
I cut them all as Prince Charming wanted to get the gardens tilled up while he was on vacation for a few days.
I then planted lots of seeds.
five lettuce varieties,
I hope and pray it all grows.
My back neighbor's lemons are plentiful (on my side of the fence) and ripening.
I also have a dozen or so on my own tree for the first time ever.
He's awake now and it's bottle time.
Have a wonderful day!