"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


A Sieve for a Brain

That's what I have. Worked on the lace shrug yesterday (outside, on the deck, being entertained by the hummingbirds). So glad I actually read the pattern after I got to 46 inches before starting the second cuff. Turns out I was remembering wrong. I'm supposed to knit the lace pattern for 45 inches-which when added to the first cuff equals 49 inches. So I have more than just 2 inches to go before I can start that second cuff. Maybe I can finish it today. I do have Rathdrum Knitalong this afternoon.

Though the days are full of sunshine, blue sky, and fluffy clouds this week, we are still having frigid nights. Got into the 20's last night. I've lost most of the lilac buds. A few managed to open but they have been stunted and are quite small.

I had to take Ruth to the post office yesterday to mail a package. There is a convenience store/gas station called Dashco that plants a block long row of Marigolds along the front of their property by the sidewalk every year. I was relieved to see I'm not the only one with dead Marigolds. Theirs are dead too.

Sweet Hubby rototilled the garden. I'm not planting anything more until the nights get above 32F. I've 'shelved' the corn and string bean seeds. Not enough time left to get anything from them. I can still get beets, carrots, and flowers though. I think I'll still give the Acorn squash a go too. If I can't plant before we leave on our vacation, I will be shelving all my seeds. That's the way it is here, though. Some years are good, some are not-for gardening.

Have a good day.


  1. not such a sieve, since you left me a very helpful comment on my blog that enabled me to get done what I was struggling to get done! ;)

  2. Sounds like we are having very similar springs although a tad bit colder up where you are. Last night was the first night where it didn't approach freezing or below and I'm wondering if we are finally out of the woods to get some things into the garden. Winter was pathetic but it certainly doesn't want to move aside for spring does it!