Wednesday

I’ve got no better title than that.

Yesterday was brutal, but brought to a close another very busy time period at work. I worked late, and when I got home I grabbed a quick nap before getting the veggies planted.

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It’s not much this year, since I’ve gotten such a late start. (And I keep mint and dill in a box so that they don’t completely overtake the garden.) I need to plant one more thing, I thought I brought home a cayenne plant, but it turned out to be a hungarian wax pepper. I don’t know what the heck I’ll do with hungarian wax peppers, but we’ll see. Now it’s back to the shop for a cayenne, I can’t live without those!

In other garden news, the rhododendron is in, and I love it!

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We are hoping that it covers that phone box nicely. To be honest I think it has the potential to grow rather large, and I think it’s planted too close to the house. However, I also have realized that Mr. Ink will generally come around to my way of thinking and fix it soon enough.

I believe my new rose got planted as well as a few other things yesterday, as I was working my way through the veggie garden. So, more pictures to come.

In knitting news, my big goal this week on the tibetan clouds stole was completed. I wanted to finish the center square. I finished it last night, and this morning I got it ready for the sides before work. I grabbed a quick photo. I think this is going to be really delightful once it’s done and blocked!

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Miss Butterfly and I have been continuing to get her ready for camp. We’ve now gotten clothing labeled and everything set out for packing. Tomorrow night we’ll get it all in a suitcase ready to go. Today she gets to spend the day with her dad and her uncle in from out of town, as they go visit her great grandmother who has been doing poorly. I am getting the impression that great grandma is suspected to be at the end of life, though I am not sure Miss Butterfly knows it. Since she’s gone a good portion of the summer, I am glad she’s getting to spend some time with great grandma this week.

That is about it from this corner of the world, I don’t know if I’ll have any more interesting knitting pictures, but I’ll probably have more garden photos soon.

4 thoughts on “Wednesday

  1. The gardens look great! As for the rhodie – yes, it will grow large if you let it, and yes, it is too close to the house. My grandfather’s pride and joy rhodie was close to 8 feet high and as broad, and it was just breathtaking in the spring! And that too close to the house thing – I know it too well, I planted 5 pretty small shrubs when we moved in, all too close to the house and too close together and now I face quite a chore of fixing that. Do it while it is small!

    That Tibetan clouds is lovely. I might need to scare up that pattern. BTW one of the seasonal ladies in my knitting group is returning on Saturday, and she is working on the mystery shawl as well, I am curious to see it IRL, and what colors she chose. 🙂

    I hope that you really are over the hump at work, you have things to concentrate on at home!

    • YES! My grandparents had two rhodos on either side of their front porch and they were HUGE! This cultivar won’t get quite as high, but it likes to spread wide. Which….doesn’t help at ALL when it comes to how close it is planted to the house. That being said, rhodos here are a bit sketchy. It’s not a great area for them. So, this is a bit of an experiment anyhow. I think we’ll let it settle in a bit before moving it out, as two moves in a short time might really shock the poor thing. It’ll probably get put on the list for next spring post bloom. Assuming it survives. (Can you tell I am trying not to get my hopes up about this one?)

      Tibetan clouds. You know what? I am not sure I’d recommend it. It’s got a LOT of errata. And, even if you adhere carefully to it, I truly believe there may be a few more that are undocumented. I don’t generally have this much trouble with lace.

      • Oh, i hope your rhody survives! But I hear you, not getting your hopes up, it gets hot out there in the summer. I guess it is one of those things that some would say is old fashioned but that has sentimental value to us!

        Thanks for the tip on the tibetan clouds! A shame to have that problem, it looks so pretty, but who needs the headache? I wish designers were better about testing and tech editing. I’ll just enjoy yours and watch for a revised pattern, lol.

  2. Well Bless Grea Gram on her journey. I LOVE Your gardens they look so fresh, impeccable and weed free! I love hUngarian wax peppers as i am hungarian! They are like banana peppers. i LOVE your knit up. OH my gosh. So beautiful

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