Sunday, March 18, 2007

Not Much to See, but I'll Show You Anyway

Originally uploaded by kbshee.
We have had several beautiful spring days, and I've been in the garden getting that into a bit of shape for the season. The tulips are a nice spot of sun away from coming up, and there's a lot of Unidentified Green Shoots coming up in the will be interesting to see just what those are. We've always had a, um, haphazard relationship to the garden: throw stuff in and see what happens. But last summer, we tried something new. It's called watering, and giving that Oregon summers are very dry, it seems to have done a lot to encourage the naturalizing process.

Who knew?

Well, probalby you did, if you know anything at all about gardening. But you can see what a total Horticultural Loser I am.

THis sock is for Tim, and it is the sock that lives by my computer, so I only work on it during slow downloads (which gives me a bit of time every day). It's koigu. It's pretty in a macho kind of way, and I'm doing a mindless 2/2 rib for he leg and then a basic rest of sock.

Originally uploaded by kbshee.
To celebrate spring, we put the top down on the Miata and cruised 45 miles up I-5 to the little town of Albany. Not much to Albany, except 1) it has a Del Taco and 2) we can drive home through small towns and farms and backroads (well, I guess we could drive up that way too, although we tend to be in a hurry to get to Del Taco). For the first time, I knit in the convertible with the top down, quite an experience.

SPROUT WATCH! SPROUT WATCH! Yep, nothing is happening. Stay tuned.

I worked on the cursed Tina top, which is actually moving along nicely, now that I can count.

So the first half of the weekend was good. It is drizzly today, so we'll setle down and watch the Ducks in Round 2 of the NCAA basketball tournament. Go Ducks!

PS. If you feed your dogs and cats wet food, please check this website for a list of recalled foods. This is a huge list, tons of store brands as well as certain high end foods like Hills and Iams (not all products, just a few).

1 comment:

Alyssa said...

Hi Kim,
Thanks for all your kind words about Kilby. It means a lot to us.

Love the socks! That is a really unique color of Koigu.

I'm a similar type of gardener. I love blooming things, but I just usually dump some seeds and see what happens. :)

Thankfully our kitty food is not on that list. I feel so bad for the people who have lost their pets because of it. So sad.