A little bit of this and that

Hooray, I'm back on track again! It finally stopped raining, I had some time, and so I got to spend some time in my garden at long last. It wasn't quite as harmonious as today's photo (nor were my hands as manly), with a lot more weeding than planting, but still a good afternoon's work. There's a ton to do, but I did get a good start. First I pulled out the bulbs so they could dry and be replanted, then I turned my attention to the raspberry bushes, which were a bit of a nightmare. They had been allowed to grow pretty wild before we moved in, then we neglected them sorely while we were moving in and painting and whatnot. So I pulled out about 2/3 of them, based on the theory that a few good plants will yield as much fruit as a lot of crowded and scrawny ones. At least that's what I read before I started, so I guess we will see what happens in the spring. It does at least look a lot tidier, and just as soon as I can find the camera cord, I will post some before and after photos so you can see for yourself. I still want to plant some bulbs for the spring and figure out some way of storing all of the pots and soil for the winter, but I am quite pleased with how things turned out.

Well, for this week's thrilling installment, I have decided to try to complete an entire knitting project in a week. Thrilling reading, I know. But it's something I enjoy doing, and so I want to try to challenge myself a bit. I'm working on a baby blanket for a friend's son who will be showing up sometime in October. There was already going to be somewhat of a race against the clock seeing as he'll be born in October, so I thought I would try to see if I could do it in half the time I'd planned on. So far, so good. I'm working on a 24x24 inch square, and am about 13 inches in, which is quite good seeing as I started on Sunday afternoon. I'm not sure if I'll finish the square and the hood and the edging by Sunday, but I'm going to give it a try. I'll get some photos for you so you can marvel at my greatness :)


  1. YEah for panting and Yeah for the baby blanket! Raspberry bushes can get way overgrown! Glad you did your homework. Sounds like your doing a great job! I can't wait to see the photos!

  2. that's a super-cute blanket. any super-hero baby would love one :).

    also, i think you should do a "little week," in which you focus on/make/eat/find/buy/throw out/whatever you choose little things. after all, little tamsin, i think it's very appropriate. :)


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