Saturday, August 25, 2012

Knitting Progress

I thought I'd post some pics of my knitting.

Phoebe's Sweater. Divided for sleeves, working right front.

This is the Paulie Sweater. I've put it on hold until I get the Phoebe sweater finished. I do love this yarn.

Tappan Zee Cardigan. Knit for myself in cotton.

Baby blanket and Baby Sophisticate sweater. Gifts for a preggo friend.

 I've got a million other projects waiting in the wings.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Garden, etc.

My garden is a bust. What the (over) 100 degree temperatures didn't kill the groundhog got. That punk dug a hole under the neighbor's fence and under my garden fence to get in. He has eaten everything! I think that a deer is helping itself to the tomato plants too. The tops of all the plants next to the fence have been eaten off. Every time I see a green tomato, the next day it is gone. That stupid groundhog is eating them all off. My DH is furious, those tomatoes were the only thing he was looking forward to from the garden.

I had to buy green beans from the farmers market in order to have any to can. I got a bushel and canned 28 quarts from that. I'd like to get some more peaches to make into peach butter. We're down to one jar from what I made last year. We'll just have to see if the market has any left or if the peaches are done for the season. If they are then I'll just have to get some apples this Fall to make into apple butter.

My DH has started brewing beer. He was very fascinated by it. His first attempt was ginger beer, but it didn't turn out. Then he created one he's calling Honey Bee Ale. Our friends that like beer say it is very good. I tried it, but don't like beer, so I didn't really like it. Next he is going to make a pumpkin ale.

Knitting is coming along. I decided to start on a birthday present for Phoebe. My friend LeeAnne sent us this book for Christmas last year. So I'm making the sweater for Phoebe. She asked me to make her the mouse, she doesn't know the sweater is for her. :)

Phoebe's Sweater