So far, I’ve been knitting a sweater that has only gotten smaller. I started it and finished the body in November. I spent weeks trying to get the first sleeve to cooperate and then I finally frogged the whole thing.
Now I have restarted the Funky Grandpa sweater, confident that it will be done by June.
Don’t mock me.
We’ve had some C O L D days. Yes, it’s Winter but we’ve never had it so cold that our heating unit couldn’t keep up. It never got above 63 degrees, inside (57 in the bedroom). We learned to adapt.
The snow wasn’t without it’s beautiful parts.
This was beautiful until the town plowed our driveway in and I promptly got stuck on the “hump”, while trying to drive out. My car was halfway in the street for 40 minutes, as I tried to dig myself out…get into car and rock it back and forth…lather, rinse, repeat. A town worker drove by (lucky me) right before a friend of Tom’s came to help free me.
And when the temperature went from -5 degrees to the low 40’s along with rain, it was transformed again.
Even tho I bought seeds for everything, the weather kept us Tom from clearing and amending the beds. A few trips to Home Depot and Lowe’s and now there are actual plants, along with seeds.
I know that they look like bins of dirt but soon – fingers crossed – they’ll start taking off.
Blooming. Sprouting. It’s going to get exciting, trust me!
The only excitement that I don’t want is having another run-in with a groundhog. Yesterday the baby – yes, we have a mother and baby living under our deck – was in the garden. I didn’t want to scare it but it didn’t understand me telling it that the gate was open. At least I found out where the wire was loose enough for it to wriggle out.