Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Catching up

I've been a little neglectful. I've had posts written in my head, but never managed to get them into the computer. So - what's been up. The zucchini plant is producing like mad. My first pepper seems to have progressed only so far, then died. I do have another pepper growing and a deal with a co-worker to trade zucchini for peppers. By the way, I have become that person who pawns zucchinis off on everyone. I don't think I'll have to resort to sneaking them onto the neighbor's porch as I seem to have a good outlet for them at work. Had the R1 picnic last week. Lots of people, great to see friends. I really like the other wives. Only bad part was when some of the women got nostalgic for the days when their kids were infants. That was hard for me because I'll never "remember when" like that. Side note - very impressed that two of the firemen brought their infants all by themselves! Anyway - cried on the way home, got a hot fudge sundae to indulge myself. Doesn't heal the pain, but it is something that feels good. The porch will be poured this Friday. Halle-freakin-lujah. I've started knitting the Lace Capelet from Vogue Knitting that I saw and had to have. I should definitely have it done for the R1 dinner dance the end of September. If I work diligently, I may have it done for my boss's wedding on the 13th. We leave in just over a week for the UCONN v. Michigan game. My knitting project for that will be the boneyard shawl. I saw it on someone else's blog and said "I want that. In that color." It's mostly straight stockinette, just with some increases and the occasional garter row, so it should be a good thing to knit in the truck. And - realized this week - it's the BONEYARD shawl. Could it be more fitting? After all - UCONN's team is the HUSKIES! Get it - dog bone, boneyard....
So I will be back to parish hunting soon. Taking a breather after my painful experience with the watermelon story. Mass is not supposed to make you cry, so I'll be moving on, keep trying until I find the good fit.

1 comment:

Erin said...

Sounds like you have some fun events (and good knitting) to do! Looking forward to seeing some pictures of that knitting!