Yep, I have been lax…really lax…when it comes to blogging. I guess I only have myself and summertime to blame. Lots of stuff going on, thanks to Mother Nature behaving herself. That, and I think everybody wants a part of me right now.
No single men, but such is life.
As for the knitting, I’m still plodding away on a Rowan Denim pullover that is using up yarn that has been stuck in Ikealand for the past…um….ten years or so. Just entered Sleeve Purgatory today–I’m doing both at once to prove I’m amazing. OK, not really. I’m doing both at once because the only size 6 circular in the house is a 47 incher. It seemed more logical. The only issue with the yarn is the indigo; my fingers turn a lovely shade of blue if I knit a little too long.
Just call me Smurfette.
As you may have guessed, I’m working my way through Ikealand because a Stitches event is in my future. I signed up for Stitches East. Haven’t been out in that direction for years, so it should be fun. As for classes, I signed up for Chris Bielsma’s Neckline Love (anything to cure a sweater of a boat neck is a good thing…bra straps need to be hidden), Laura Bryant’s Strategies for Hand-Dyed Yarn, and Lorilee Beltman’s Vertically Stranded Color Work (that’s the one I really look forward to attending). Of course, I need to make some headway on emptying out some of the stash before October rolls around. Not sure what’s next on the knitting agenda, but I may need to think about a Knitting Olympics project.
Of course, that project will need to be one I can knit without looking at it. Those swimmers are eye candy.
I have yet to hit the local fishing spots, but I have been practicing casting in the side yard. I think I’m getting better. I have done some fishing up on Kelleys Island from the seat of a float tube out in the middle of our bay, but all I caught was seaweed. And sunburn. What I really need to do is get out to the river after work some night. Of course, this week, I have stuff going on every night except Thursday, and I have the beeper that night.
Not sure it would be kosher for me to take call in the middle of a river. It’s pretty much a guarantee that I’ll fall in and trash the beeper and my cell phone. I wouldn’t mind trashing the beeper, but I like my Angry Birds.
The garden is growing like crazy right now. The stalag-inspired fencing seems to be keeping the larger vermin at bay. I have over 20 tomatoes on the vines, several peppers and cucumbers, flowers on the green bean vines, and watermelon vines that are growing up the trellis like weeds. The cabbages look healthy at the moment, too. My fingers remain crossed that things continue to go along without too much drama. The biggest issue right now is that one of my largest tomato plants, the one with the most flowers, does not seem to want to give me tomatoes right now. I’m going to be patient. And talk to it a lot.
I can be very persuasive.
Golf seems to be going well for some reason this year. I can’t putt for crap right now, but the rest of the game seems OK. Don’t know why, but I’m just going to roll with it. I may just get another putter out of the garage, though. Let the old putter know I mean business.
It’s not like I didn’t warn it last week. Yes, I talk to my clubs, too.
And most importantly of late, I’m down 32 pounds! Yay! I’m noticing a lot looser clothing, which is awesome. I also cannot eat as much as I used to before I feel full. It’s awesome! And I can still enjoy my wine and beer…within reason. It’s a very good thing.