Azalea, the old fashioned variety.
Wisteria--I adore the smell.
Apparently, the people who live in this house adore them too.
I can't remember if these were flowering cherry trees or not, but I love the red door.
I love the color combo on this house. I hope no one thought I was creepy, wandering around taking pictures of houses, but it's one of my favorite things to do!
I have class all day this Saturday and then the final one on Tuesday, which is when the project worth 50% of my grade is due. See you when it's over.
Melissa was with me taking her own photo, but her beach outfit was a bit unusual. She's holding her hat because it was so windy!
I took this photo of the tulips yesterday; they are from my stepdaughter's wedding last March. Such a lovely reminder of a beautiful event.
I like this shot with the raindrops still on it.
I made an off the cuff dinner last night that turned out great! I roasted some fresh asparagus that Steve grew, sautéed a few mushrooms with a little onion, added a package of sun dried tomatoes, and mixed it all with some orzo. We ate that with some crispy, sliced polenta and a little Parmesan cheese. Oh my, it was delicious.
I heated up some of the leftovers this morning with an egg for another tasty meal. I wish I cooked like this all the time. Guess that's part of what makes weekends so nice. Hope you had a nice one too.
Still working on the latest Honey Cowl, using one skein of Dragonfly Fibers.
While I was there, I even saw a lone dolphin swimming by me, very close to the shoreline.
I also took a daylight photo of the Horizontal Rib Scarf I finished this week. Wow, this baby is long. I could have easily cast on 100 fewer stitches.
Of course no one will be wearing it any time soon, as the temperatures have in the upper seventies and even hit 88 the other day. In March, for pete's sake!
So I pulled out the yarn stash last night and purged a fair amount of odds and ends. You know those plastic zip bags that sheet sets come in? I filled one of those, plus two gallon-size ziplock bags.
Mostly I got rid of remainders, but there were quite a few full skeins of unidentified yarn that I couldn't imagine ever using. I put three skeins of Lopi-Lite and one skein of Lopi on my Ravelry page, if anyone is interested in free yarn, but the rest is heading to the thrift store. I was also able to update my stash page, using my iPad, which made it super efficient. The color is off on a lot of the photos, but I can redo them in daylight at any time. As I said in my last post, non-knitters have no idea how much time can be spent on knitting without actually knitting! The thing is, I was doing this to assess what I have so I would know what to buy on my spring break yarn crawl, but now I just feel like only a greedy person or an idiot could possibly believe she needed to buy more yarn! Not the outcome I was hoping to get. But I'm sure I will overcome my common sense once I get in the road; not sure if that makes me greedy or idiotic, but there you have it.
Pretty sure I've shared this before, but it's one of the shell mobiles I've made and hung in the side yard. Rustic, but I like it.
Forsythias are so spring-like, aren't they?
I took a page from barefoot rooster yesterday, and heated up some leftover orzo and asparagus with an egg for breakfast. Delicious. Much better than my microwaved frozen vegetable lasagna that was dinner. Not good at all.
I have an interview with the principal of the high school I'm hoping to transfer to next year. He has been recruiting me and he said this is just a formality, but I'm still a bit nervous. Mostly about making a change, I'm sure, but still, it meant I only got about five hours of sleep last night. Oh well, I usually run on adrenalin during the day anyway. I can sleep when I get home, to quote a Jimmy Buffett song.
Some years the trip is a struggle, but this year was one of the best ones, probably because we only have 80 students this year, instead of our usual 100+.
And although I didn't make it down to the beach today, it never hurts to see yesterday's beach photos, does it?
Enjoy the rest of your week!
I don't know why, but I am really enjoying my knitting lately. I don't know if it's because of my 2012 Project plans or because I've been listening to the Stash and Burn podcasts, but I feel like my needles are on fire! Of course, I should show some knitting, but I'll save that for another post.
Steve and I took a walk on the beach this afternoon. The weather was simply beautiful. Steve carried a piece of driftwood back and we put it in one of the flower beds, right next to a flourishing sage plant.
Before I went home, I met Melissa at Panera Bread, where she was hanging out. I snapped this photo of her as she was talking to a friend's parents. Just thought she looked cute!
Hope the rest of my week is as nice as today was!
It's so much fun to get yarn in the mail! ADD Knitter was doing a destash and I was lucky enough to snag this gorgeous skein of Socks That Rock, (love this color!)
This is one of my Project 2012 projects, the Horizontal Rib Scarf, from Leigh Radford's One More Skein. I'm using the third reincarnation of the Madeline Tosh Vintage I bought last year. I tried it as a Saroyon shawl first, but messed it up, then tried it as a Honey cowl, but didn't like it for some reason. But this time it stuck. I'm already on the second skein and I like how it is looking.
Speaking of knitting for others, I picked up a skein of Dragonfly Fibers in the Winter Woods color way for another birthday Honey Cowl, for a close friend whose maiden name was Wendy Woods. I think she'll like the connection.
But for now, I feel like knitting more than I feel like painting, so that's what I'm going to do. Hope you get to do something you want to do this weekend!