Meanwhile, back to my regular life-- I'm able to knit again, so I'm finishing up the baby sweater. Already finished the Hokie hat, but I'll do photos of those later.
Found out another coworker is pregnant (teachers are a fertile bunch) so I'm thinking about making the "baby's texture blanket" from Itty-Bitty Nursery. She's a good friend, the baby's not due until October, and the blanket uses squares made out of cotton, so I think it'll be a perfect summer beach project.
And since I'm thinking of sewing again, I need to keep these helpful hints handy for when I inevitably start a small quilt.
And I've wanted to make a laptop sleeve ever since AlterKnits came out but I'm thinking this one might be faster, especially since I've been buying up sheets at the thrift store lately. (I mean buying them like they're going to stop selling them; anyone surprised I've become addicted?)
I decided to finish the other flower bed at the front gate Saturday afternoon, after sitting on the deck relaxing for a couple of hours, so I went back to the plant depot and bought a Mountain Fire bush. Since we have bulbs in the bed to the right of the gate, I decided to take out one of the impatiens plants and plop the bush in the middle instead.
Steve said I can't cut the daffodil stems yet, so they look a little scraggly. But the two hostas and the impatiens should spread out fairly quickly. I may throw some zinnia seeds in between the daffodils so I can have some quick and easy summer color, but I don't know if there's enough sun for them.
Much better than the twin beds of weeds that were previously there.
I'm going for a low maintenance deal here. I'm not a huge fan of gardening. I like it to look nice but without a lot of work. Frankly, I'd rather read or knit than garden.
Now I'm off to the pharmacy to pick up some new meds. Hopefully I can get the New York photos up soon.