Sunday, July 20, 2008

Third time up?

Twice I've knitted the front of the garter carriage sweater and twice I've gotten to the same point and made an unrecoverable error. It is so frustrating to knit over 200 rows at this fine a gauge and get stuck at the same point each time. Perhaps this is too advanced and I need more practice on easier garments before the knitting machine shaping will come to me.

My hand knitting slowed down a bit due to some sleep issues. I've gotten more sleep the past two nights than in the past two months and the mind is working better. I'm still working on the second pair of SOS08 socks. They're a basic toe-up pattern.

The next pair will probably be a Cookie A pattern. I broke down and purchased several that I had been eyeing for a while.

The pillows for the barbecue are finished. I sewed the last one yesterday and am so glad to have this project behind me. I may make a few smaller pillows from the leftovers.

I've been steadily picking tomatoes.

I planted banana peppers, tomatoes and bell peppers and the first two are going like gang busters. Last year I didn't have hardly any tomatoes, but this year I've been sharing peppers and maters with neighbors, friends and family. Next year I think I'll plant a few squash and zucchini plants if I can find the space. At one time I had a large garden and it's something that I really enjoy doing. I love the summertime because of all the fresh fruits and vegetables available. The heat I hate, but the food I love.


Anonymous said...

Glad you're sleeping better. The socks are nice. I like the colors. I just had some fresh tomatoes at my mom and dad's yesterday and they were so juicy and delicious!

Monika said...

Getting not enough sleep is really a problem to ones health. I'm glad you sleep better now. I haven't even knit Cookies' free patterns yet. But I like them all! :o) I have two tomato plants, they are cherry tomatoes, and I saw the first red one this morning. I used to have a huge veggie garden. I likd harvesting it a lot. I even had room for potatoes. Everything teastes better, when it comes from your own garden. :o)

cici said...

those tomatoes look great. I am still working on my 2nd sock for SOS08 too. I was on vacation and could get my pictures posted.

Theresa said...

I'm so coming to your house for some BBQ, butter beans and fresh tomatoes, not to mention - knitting!!

kathy b said...

Homegrown tomato picking and giving is a true joy in life! You know what I say about sleep: naps beget sleep

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Iam now craving garden fresh tomatoes:)Hugs Darcy