Sunday, July 23, 2006
Weed Trees and Striped Pants
A Sunday for projects. Or for kickin' back and lazing around. We can't decide which! But Dan definitely did his part for the house and yard today when he dug up a weed tree (planted by squirrels?) that was growing behind the garage. He tried to kill it last year but it persevered. So rather than fight it again this year, he decided to dig it up and plop it in the ground in our completely tree-free backyard. Hopefully in about five years (?), there will be some natural shade back there from this little one. In the meantime, we still run around to hide in the shade as the sun moves around the house! Mostly, you can find us on the chairs out front around dinnertime...basking in the shade of the house! (We think it's a sugar maple...anybody know?)
My project is steadily becoming a UFO (in knitting terms, that means "unfinished object!"). These darling little pants were started for Jackson at the beginning of the summer and while each leg was a breeze to whip up, the butt area is dragging on! 'Round and 'round and 'round she goes...where she'll stop, nobody knows. I think I need to pick these up and aim to finish them today. With any baby knit item you can run the risk of the baby growing way faster than the knitting goes...I need to adjust my knitting speed accordingly! (For the knitters reading this: I'm using Nature Spun sportweight by Brown Sheep Co. and the pattern from "Last-Minute Knitted Gifts" - though it was adjusted for gauge and size. The pattern originally called for Rowan Denim yarn, but I had this blue and green stuff laying around. This is a summer of using up the leftovers...)
For those of you who are popping in to see more photos of the babe, never fear. This blog is a strange hodgepodge of projects and such, but the babe is definitely the star. He's just napping now. Or is he? The baby monitor speaks!
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