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.