There’s been so much excitement around here these past few days, that I don’t quite know what to do with myself. Thank you so much for all the support you showed for my Sunday Sweater pattern yesterday. Somehow we still managed to have a sort of normal day. There was school, a baseball game, a baby who wants to be held all the time, and even some knitting with a friend’s daughter followed by grocery shopping. All the while my little sweater made it to number three on Ravelry, thanks to all of you. Friends left me messages singing and cheering. I did a lot of laughing and crying. It’s not really about the front page though (although that was pretty neat.) I can hardly believe that something went from an image in my mind to completion amidst the busyness of my everyday life. Only by the Grace of God, that’s for sure.
Here’s a bit of everything else we’ve been up to:
I got my fig trees planted (by the kitchen door, with a southern exposure as some of you suggested. thanks!) I also solved the problem of chickens eating my violas. I potted them and then put tomato cages around the pots. It’s worth it to me to have just a few violas; the rusty tomato cage doesn’t ruin the prettiness for me. The chickens can still reach the flowers at the edge, but they can’t hop into the pots to scratch and destroy. I put cages around my fig trees too. So far, all is well.
I received a gift in the mail yesterday. A new wool diaper cover for Silas, to replace my all time favorite cover that was lost recently.
And finally: I forgot to mention yesterday that I wrote about my favorite first knitting project for children, a knitted headband, over at Rhythm of the Home.