I don’t have any knitting to share with you today because I’ve been spending most of my time outside planting the past couple days. And last night, I spent the evening frogging my lime green shawl, after I lost count, a stitch, and it got worse from there. It’s okay with me however, because I wasn’t really loving working with the lime green yarn after a while. I would like a finished shawl in green, but it got a little hard to look at as I worked on it. The pattern is easy, but needs a little more attention than I can give it at the moment. I’ll have to decide if I want to start again, or move on to something else.
Instead then, why don’t we head to the back yard, and I’ll show you what we have going on outside.
We have just started planting tomatoes, peppers, and herbs, and more flowers are going in around the property. I’m planting more perennials, to build up the flower beds around the house. We will need to plant more vegetables too. The first garden is much smaller this year but it will do. I have not yet bought the usual cucumbers, lettuce, and squash to plant in another area. I’ll have to make another trip this weekend.
We’re waiting for the plums to ripen for jelly. This is the most plums we’ve had. There is usually enough for a year’s supply of jelly and that includes giving jars to family and friends, but it looks like there will be enough for two years supply! The poor tree is weighted down and looks rather droopy. I’ll be glad to finally pick them, but I’m holding out for a few more hot sunny days to soften and sweeten them up.
I hope you are enjoying time outdoors as well, and I am hoping your week is just plum sweet!