Friday, April 20, 2007

Socktoberfest 2006 update

Yep - that's right dear reader(s?). I still haven't finished the friggin' socks yet. Hope does spring eternal here in the House of Wool because I have started the toe decreases on the first of the pair and am working on the second repeat of the leg of the second sock.

Koigu - still loving the purply goodness, fading from pale lavendar/lilac to a deep midnight that is nearly black.

While I still feel like complete crap, the return of the sun seems to have made a difference in at least my attitude towards life. I can honestly say that there is no way on this earth (or any other planet, for that matter) that I would follow my darling husband to Portland or Seattle should his residency take him there. Thankfully, he is aware of this condition to our continuation of the marriage agreement and has opted to not even apply to the programs in the Pacific Northwest.

Smart man.

It was so nice this evening that we went outside for a bit and I worked on the garden, clearing away the last of the dead stuff from last year. I was elated to see that not only did the tulips bloom today but that there are a ton of daffodils coming up.

This will be our third summer in this house (we rent the lower flat) and for the last two, the daffs were just a huge, overgrown, sickly clump about 18" wide. All of the crowns were exposed and the blossoms were pitiful. During the fall, I dug all of them up and divided them. I must have planted three or four dozen bulb or bulb clusters in addition to giving away half of a paper grocery bag.

I can't wait to see how they look this year!


Shan said...

Come now, the Pacific Northwest is not so bad!! My friend lives in Lynden, WA and she has an enormous raspberry farm...they do get a lot of sun there.

Thanks for your comment on Half Soled Boots - it's very comforting to know that all the rest of the moms feel the same way I do. Too bad we're all so busy wiping noses and cooking pasta, or we could unite for world domination.

By the way? That Calypso Stripe bag is To. Die. For.

Ragan said...

Wow! The sock is so beautifuL!!!

Leslie said...

Gorgeous socks! And you're just early for Socktoberfest 2007.

I agree on the sun. My whole world has improved with just a little bit of sunshine added to the mix. Hope you're able to get out there and enjoy it!