Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Random Musings

Not sure exactly what the problem is. I have LOADS of gorgeous yarn waiting to be knit. I have patterns. I know what I want to do, but I just can't seem to manage it. Every time I cast on I realize I've fucked it up and have to frog it back.

I've been on the Cape for over a week, with my family. The Crohn's has been bad lately. Ugh. But the knitting is normally such a help. Takes the mind off the pain. Lately, though... not so much.

And WHY am I so trepidatious about starting a freakin' sweater? WHY? I've only made one before. It came out fine, but it was just a sleeveless tank thing, knit in the round, and was super easy. But I know I can do this. I just need to. It'll be the hourglass sweater from LMKG. In Cash Iroha. In this GORGEOUS green color-

Ooh, I love this yarn. So. Much. And I've had it for nearly a year, so it's time to get on it, already. Ok, going to try and go for it. Fingers crossed. I'll start with a sleeve. And if it all goes pear-shaped... I'll FROG it!!

Speaking of which, I do actually have a frog. His name is Cecil, and he's a White's Tree Frog- litoria caerula
He looks like this, though this is not him:

Cecil enjoys crickets, a nice misting, and marching band music. Or, maybe he hates marching band music. I'm pretty sure he loves it, though. Any time he hears it, he calls his little heart out. Oh... and AXE body spray. Don't ask me how I know he loves this stuff, but man, it really gets him going...

Monday, June 05, 2006

Photos of Adam and I

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Adam's Garden

When my husband died, it was a month before his 33rd birthday. On the weekend of his birthday, I invited some friends to come and clean up the yarn and plant some flowers for him. We'd had the yard fenced in and planting the garden was our next project in line. Word spread, and my AMAZING friends and family began dropping by with plants a week before. I created an e-vite with a list of things we could use in the yard. What started out as a thought for a dozen or so people to come and help ended up with more than 50 people, and several hundred plants. The photo above is of the fenced yard, before planting.

I am fortunate enough to work with some amazing horticulturists and arborists, and they came and they worked... so hard. Trees were removed, the yard was transformed.
Here are some photos of Adam's Garden.

hugging a friend

hard at work

tulip in March. I brought this one back from the UK

lenten rose

lilac and Adam's favorite- the crabapples, in bloom, May 2006

lilacs in bloom

crabapples in bloom- these were Adam's favorite, and we scattered some of his ashes under them at the end of the evening.
The garden is amazing, so beautiful. But not as beautiful as my friends, who have amazed me with their kindness and generosity.