Sunday, July 20, 2008

Gettin' a Grip in the Garden

My neighbors are on a little vacation this week and so I am tending their garden as well as mine. We both have several cucumber plants and one thing I enjoy about cucumber plants is the way they reach out and grab onto things as they grow.


I don't know how well you can see it in this first picture, but it has reached over and wrapped itself around a hot pepper. I guess cucumbers like to spice things up once in a while. (Neighbors garden)


You can tell these photos were taken of my garden as I have the little fence around them to keep the girls out of there.

I haven't harvested any cucumbers from our vines yet. My neighbor has though. My hot peppers are quite prolific and I noticed one this morning was blushing at having her picture taken so early in the morning.

In knitting news, I am nearly finished with my scarf project. It is turning out nicely and I can't wait to block it. It is from my Weekend Knitting book by Melanie Falick, it is the lopi lace scarf. And the yarn I am using is Caron, the colorway is Bone. It is so smooshy soft.

I haven't done any spinning yet this weekend, and I need to do some of that as well. I am in the middle of spinning up some coopworth and I have visions of loveliness in my head for that. I need to get it done because I have some silk and cotton I want to ply as well.

So much yarn so little time....


Nichole said...

As for 4 vs 3 dogs... no, not that much different. Your email didn't pop up with your comment so I couldn't email you... lol.
There's some adjusting, a fuller house and harder to do things with "everyone" at once, but life is good!

Bea said...

Love your garden. So lush and green. With yummy things growing. Yum!

Firefly Nights said...

Very pretty scarf and I like the way you displayed it. It's always so hard to make a long scarf fit into a photo properly.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

I planted a couple cucumber plants next to a trellis this year so I could watch them grab and climb, it has been very interesting! It keeps them off the ground, which I like.

I so admire you ladies who can spin, simply amazing :).