I can't believe how bad the mosquitoes are at our house this year. We've had some other bad years in the 16 years we've been here but I think this is the worst. In order to go to the garden I need to wear sweats and I have a "net" jacket that goes over my head. There is a little hole by the mouth - I think it's for people who smoke but you can tear a raspberry apart and stuff it in your mouth!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Did you ever notice how some patterns seem to draw you back multiple times, while others are put on a shelf never to be touched again? I know my Mom and I have that dilemna, although Mom has a harder time giving up on patterns than I do! Sometimes I think that with a little knitting math and a little ingenuity I can 'fix' patterns I didn't enjoy the first time...and I have quite the pile going on there! I often wonder if the pattern itself is the problem, or simply where I am in my knitting career when I attempt it. Did I use the wrong needles? Or the wrong yarn? Maybe I just wasn't paying enough attention, and made mistakes I didn't see. Hmm, maybe it is time to take some of those patterns back off the shelf and try again....