I finished the Kroy black/Wildfoote Tabby hiking socks. They are winging their way to Yakima as we speak. I also finished one of the towels for my dining chairs. I cast on last night for a sweater for Ryan for this next fall. I am knitting the child’s placket sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts in a size 1 to 2 out of a dark red Wildflower DK which is a cotton acrylic blend. I like the way this yarn washes and wears, but it is a pain to knit because it splits. I checked out Season 4 of Alias, so this sweater will be good knitting while watching Sidney Bristow do battle against evil.
The past weekend went by quickly and the next one is upon me — yippee! It finally got dry and warm here for a few days, so I was able to get some gardening done. I went to the Farm Market and bought some fresh greenhouse tomatoes and I picked up a few herb plants — this Saturday is Herb Day at the extension office and I will buy most of my herbs then. Then I went to a local garden center’s fill a flat sale and bought plants. Sunday afternoon I shoveled and cleaned out garden areas, turned/cleaned out the compost pile, raked, planted and watered. In the herb garden I moved a rosemary, planted basil, french tarragon and dill. I dug up two flower beds and planted some annuals — portulaca, ageratum, verbena, celosia, and peppermint vinca. I have a large planter that I filled with coleus. It felt very satisfying to get that done.
I went out with two good friends Saturday. We were celebrating the birthday of one and we all got manicures and then headed over to Panera for soup, salad and coffee. Good girlfriend time — also very satisfying.
I picked up several new books at the library — Danny Seo’s books on eco living and gift giving — and a new novel — The Natural History of Uncas Metcalfe by Betsey Osborne.
I did not get everything on my to do list done over the weekend, but enough was accomplished and some fun was had, so I count it as good.