Finally a sock has it's mate! Over the last few days, I was going to write a post about the swinging single sister socks that keep happening here......but lo and behold, we finally have a happy couple! The pattern I used is Cookie's Monkey sock pattern that you have seen all over blog land and the yarn is my Jacob's Ladder.
I love, love, love this pattern. One of the few lace patterns that I didn't need to refer to the lace chart after the first few repeats. I should have made it one repeat longer than I did, and I could rip it out as i have plenty of yarn left over, but I think instead, I will tuck them away as a Christmas present for my youngest daughter :-)
Not much in the way of knitting has been going on other than the socks over the last week, as I have been spending a little more time outside. Today's walk was not a long one.......but it was a productive one.
Last year after reading all about Norma's nice garden, I got the itch to get back to doing one myself again.
Many years ago, I dove into gardening with the same gusto, I jumped into the fiber arts with. Somehow though a busier work life, the dogs and fiber crowded out the garden and for a good number of years, I just didn't have the time or the desire to keep up with it.
This was the year that I promised myself I would really make the effort again. Having disassemled my previous raised beds, I asked my husband if he would till a spot out for me. (I didn't dare ask him to build me new raised beds.....this year.). Our soil is very good soil, but it was a lot of work making this very heavy soil workable. Many bags of MooDoo and peatmoss along with another tilling and a few days of hard work......and viola! The beginning of a new garden.
I have lots of ideas for what I want to do next year.......visions of raised beds are dancing in my head, but for this year, I thought I would get reacquainted with the soil again.....slow and small. Watch out next year though......heehee!