oh dear.... the sun is shinning (all night here) so my garden is going crazy from the 3 days of (much needed) rain added to the light that won't turn off. i want to knit, i need to sculpt ( have a show coming up soon) but i really need to garden!
today my sweet man and i dozed late, then went to the home improvement (wallet hijacking) store to get wood to begin building my new studio/guest room. realizing we could no longer avoid the call of the weeds we came home and dove into the gardens.
we recently moved into an old "new" house. i adore it. we downsized by about 50%. it was a LOT of work paring things down, but very liberating! painful part for him: losing garage space... read shelter for his 2 wheeled lover. painful part for me: losing studio & stash space.
all that said, we gained my dream garden with hundreds of perennials, an arbor with woodbine and clematis, trelis' with clematis, berries, a pond with a zen garden, roses, a patio with a lilic hedge... it goes on and on in the style of an english garden meets zen garden. i adore it but the day is not long enough... that is saying something when the sun technically is never far out of sight around here! what i want to be doing is sitting in the zen garden by the pond knitting on my Sampler Shawl from Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle. ***pics coming soon*** i have to say though, we did good. tremendous progress was made in clearing out weeds and grasses that want to take over.
another knitting note: i finished my Feather & Fan Stole out of 100% silk from Lorna's Laces in Waterfall colorway----yippee skippy! it was b*o*r*i*n*g, i'm so glad to be done. the finished stole is nice on the eyes though, and is going to a lovely lady named mom.