Friday, April 07, 2006

Men in the back yard, newly knit socks

Matt and Carl, my father-in-law, are tilling up the soil in my yard right now. Since we trimmed the tree last fall, I now have maximum southern exposure in the back of the house. My vegetable garden is going to be approximately four times bigger this year than last. You all know what that means... I'm going to have to start canning tomatoes. On the list for growing this year: four kinds of tomatoes, watermelon (for Matt, I can't stand the stuff), three kinds of peppers (bell, poblano and jalepeno), kale, chard, bok choy, romaine lettuce, edamame, carrots, green onions, tons of herbs (several varieties of basil, rosemary, chives, oregano, mint, chamomile) and possibly, if I have room, zucchini.
Now for knitting content: I have finished the bearfoot sierra socks. My first selfish socks. I love them, and will wear them everywhere. Wouldn't you?
Here's the specs: Mountain Colors Bearfoot Sierra yarn, a christmas gift from Mom and Dad. This yarn is 60% superwash wool. 25% mohair and 15% nylon, and it is hand painted in Montana. I used 1 350yard skien and #2 needles. The pattern is a basic top down 2x2 ribbed cuff and top, 64 stitch sock with short row heels and grafted toes. I love grafting. I don't see why everyone is always looking for a way around it. It really isn't so hard. Anyway, here they are, whashed and blocked and sun-dried. This yarn was fun to knit, it is so soft. I love my new socks. Now back to baby socks for the next four months.


Anonymous caaaaaaaasey said...

i am jealous of your yard, my backyard looks like kaka. okra and tomatoes will live there this summer, not quite as ambitious as a sarah kate.


10:13 AM  
Anonymous Margaret Kelly said...

Great socks! You know I'll be right there with you one of these days. As for the yard mines just as cool.

Love Ya Babe or Hon! Margaret

11:28 AM  

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