this has been! Rather than fly off to the French Riviera we decided to eschew the Paparazzi and enjoy a quiet week at home.
We rented this
and then my DH tilled the garden.
I’m so excited to be able to grow our own food again. It never really feels like home until we plant something. It may sound corny, but I’ve always felt that digging in and eating food grown in your own soil bonds you to a place. Until then I feel like a transient.
I planted flowers in the front yard and in some pots on the back deck, but it’s still too early for vegetable seeds, etc. to go outside.
Our family attended a free screening of Horton Hears a Who. We don’t go to the movies often, we usually rent DVDs so this was a rare treat. The movie entertained all of us and the theater itself was quite luxurious. Not only were the extra-wide reclining leather chairs comfortable, but they came equipped with these handy yarn holders.
My youngest daughter unsuccessfully tried to convince me that these were drink holders. However, when the small sodas cost $4.00 each I can assure you that these remained yarn holders for us. There was a perfectly good drinking fountain in the foyer, thank you very much.
I finally finished knitting the pieces for Arwen. The knitting is never an issue, the finishing always turns into a nightmare though when it comes to sweaters for me. In this case not only are the seams a challenge, but finding a place large enough to block the pieces is an issue. The top of the hood sections are kitchenered together prior to blocking and the result is a really, really big and awkward blob. It didn’t even fit on the full-sized Futon.
All told I made 6 dishrags and was able to spin about 8 ounces into some bulky singles this week too. After working on trying to make even, lighter weight yarn for so long it’s proving challenging to create the bulkier yarn now.
So tomorrow school and work resume for everyone. And as delightful as the time off has been I look forward to having a regular routine again. Even Bonnie has had her fill of attention and desires some quality alone time.
We done wore her out!