Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Julia's Cardi

I have an FO....I know, it's unbelievable. I can't remember the last time I showed an FO.

The pattern is Rocketry (rav link). It was a kit I bought at the Fiber Event in April. I hated the order of colors so I changed it up and I am soooo happy with it. I hope it's recipient is as happy with it as I am. The recipient, Mignon, just had a baby (whom I've yet to meet!!). I figured very little knitting is/has gotten done, if any, so I decided to make little Julia a sweater. I have never knit baby things before...but I'll tell you what....I wish I had a ton of babies to knit things for!!

The yarn is Dream in Color Classy (love this yarn). I changed the pattern up a little bit, not too much. It probably needs to be blocked, or at least that is what I have been told...but I don't block. Hopefully I can get this sent out soon, before the weekend would be nice.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Contest Winner and Gardening

I planted my garden two weeks ago, before the last two weeks of rain (boy did I get lucky). From seed I planted:

radishes (a "gourmet" mix of seeds)
green beans

The only thing that hasn't come up yet are the carrots....and I just can't tell if the little grass-like growth is my carrots or just weeds...

I planted 200+ onion sets:

Row 1 (at the very top of picture) are yellow onions. Row 2 are white. Row three: 3/4 of the row are green onions and the other 1/4 are red onions. My chives came back, I was really surprised to see them thriving more than a month ago.

All the onions are doing well. The red onions only started to sprout these last few days.

Everything else I planted:

Cubanelle (sweet) peppers
Hungarian Wax (hot) peppers
Brussel Sprouts (1 out of six died so far..)
8 tomato plants of five different varieties (cherry, lemon boy and 3 others)
Red, green, and yellow bell peppers
It's not a very good picture, the sun was going down and I just wanted to get a picture....

The boyfriend and I are thinking about making another area for corn. We are also going to turn our pumpkin patch (very small) from last year into a watermelon patch. AND we are going to (if we can find the "seeds") plant potatoes. We'll see.

I want to thank the three participants of my very weak and uncreative contest for participating however, there will only be one winner....

Lizz who's guess was Frances McTwitchyeye

Loved your answer Lizz. The actual answer was Galileo. Lizz, pm me on Ravelry and give me your address and I'll send you out something special ;-)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Jay Day

The reason May 1st will now be "Jay Day" is....

My mom got engaged yesterday!!

Since her name is "Jay" I decided that May Day become Jay Day.

(sorry to disappoint your husband, M)

Friday, May 1, 2009

May Day

From now on, this day will be known as Jay Day....

...more info to come....


Last chance to anyone who wants to participate in my blogoversary contest from a few posts ago. I will anounce a winner of my choosing (probably) on Monday.

Have a great weekend!!