Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Progress

So much has happened in the past 2 months! Several trips for me, some sad, some necessary, some scary, and some just for fun. The most accurate measure of the time that has passed though, is what changes have happened in my house and yard. That, and as always, my knitting!

Since we were a little late to the game, we decided to plant vegetables and herbs in pots instead of in the ground. We really had a hard time believing that they would not be demolished by insects or heat, but the rewards have proved us wrong!












We have enjoyed spaghetti sauce with tomatoes and basil grown in our backyard, pesto, tomato sandwiches, and just plain sliced tomatoes with salt and pepper. There is nothing like it in the world!

The basement has finally been totally unpacked and organized. It seemed like it would never happen, but with some extra motivation, it finally did. I hosted some knitting friends for an evening Knit and Chat when it was all done, and it is the perfect space for us girls to hang out!









And last, and probably most importantly.... my craft room. The pictures speak for them selves, and suprisingly I have just a smidge more room to acquire a few things!









Yes.....that is the stash!

My knitting continues to be very productive, and I swear it is just in the air here. I am currently blocking the pieces of Debbie Bliss's Lily and have the complete back done to her Francis, which this picture does not reflect (not to mention that it is sideways, and for the life of me I can't seem to upload it the right way, even though the original is normal!). In taking the photo of Francis, I noticed some cable errors in the picture that I somehow could not see when I looked at it in person. Go figure. They are fixed now thankfully, and before I had gotten too far away from them!







Pardon the slightly blurry photos, as I am using my phone camera. Must.charge.camera.batteries.

The weather has been beautiful here... more warm on some days than it has been the whole time we have been here. Of course, we are talking in the low 80's, so we truly have no complaint. We are still waiting on furniture to arrive for the upstairs, and when it is all here I will post pictures so you can see. We spent a weekend in Kingston, Ontario with some new friends , and really had a nice time. We hope to see more of Canada than we did Texas, despite our plans to do so. Time goes by too fast, and before you know it, you are somewhere else. I will be traveling to Rhinebeck, NY with my new knitting friends in October for the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival, and it promises to be one of the trips of a lifetime. You girls in Texas...come meet us there! I would love to see you!

2 Comments:

Blogger cmeknit said...

HEY look who's posting!! Me too! I loved knitting night...I just showed my husband your post so he could see your beautiful basement I tried to discribe to him.
I think you can fit more yarn to the left of those kim hargreaves kits...or better yet, I'll take those kits off your hand to give you more space:)

8:23 pm  
Blogger CATHERINE said...

Hey Lise, your home is gorgeous! And that knitting room, awesome. It makes me want to organize my stash better!

10:35 pm  

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