Friday, May 13, 2011

My Blogging Hiatus

It's been exactly a month since my last post.  The time has flown by. During my recent blogging hiatus, I've barely picked up the needles. That is about to change for two reasons:

1) Our boy's baseball season is now over.  And while we all had a great time, I can't say I will miss doing the last-minute laundry loads to get the uniform clean for the next game (why do they always choose white pants for sliding in the dirt?), taking 2 hour car trips to out-of-the-way baseball fields, and arriving home late with chores and homework yet to be done.

Still, until next season I will miss moments like these:

2)  Our big vegetable garden, as well as my dye plant seedlings, have been planted.  While there is always watering and weeding to be done, at this stage of Spring, once the plants are in the ground, I always feel like I can sit back and enjoy watching everything grow.

I am especially excited that the dye plants are off to a good start, as Angie and I will soon be taking a class on natural dyeing at A Verb for Keeping Warm.   I look forward to learning more about how I can best put my dye plants to use, as well as to see what they have growing in their own dye garden.

Angie, being the awesome friend that she is, has even offered to drive, which means I can knit in the car! So, maybe I will actually have a finished object to show you next Friday.  Meanwhile, I can show you the socks that I started and she finished.  Remember these? Well, Angie not only finished them, she also wove in all of those pesky yarn ends, and emailed me some photos for the blog:

It was Angie's idea to add more blue at the cuff.  
Didn't they come out well?  Now we just need to get 
them where they belong, on the feet of the Detroit Tigers fan.

I'm back to having knitting on the brain.  I have a list of knit gifts I'll be finishing up, as well as some new projects I've been inspired by recently.  So, thanks for coming back to visit.  I'll have more to share soon.


  1. It's nice to see you back online. We're in the middle of all the end-of-the-schoolyear activities so I can understand the relief from getting to the end of baseball season. Good luck with the plants! I'm looking forward to seeing your natural dyeing as the year progresses.

  2. Welcome back! I have my first vegetable patch to seed in a couple weeks - Do you promise things will grow if I plant them... I still have my doubts.

  3. Good to have you back! Have fun dying yarn with Angie! I can't wait to see what the two of you come up with.

  4. Always fun to see your posts. Looking forward to hearing about the class!

  5. Can't wait to see what you've been up to during your hiatus. The socks are terrific.

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