Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Look! I'm blogging. I have two entire minutes to sit and blog! Imagine that!
I've been caught up in work plus this plus that with a lot of everything else on the side. It is summer and summer means veggies. This last Sunday we worked on the trail for Delvin Farms a bit and made some good progress on it. I'm really pleased with what we were able to do. Today, we got two heavy boxes of vegetables that we split up amongst the hoards. Oh, the tomatoes. I cannot tell you how happy I am about the tomatoes. I'm planning on going in on a big 20# box of them to can and set back for the winter when there are no tomatoes. $20 for the whole box, which means about $1/lb. This is not to mention the ones that are coming from the garden, which cost very little, really. A can of the organic diced tomatoes is 15 oz. and is usually a little more than a dollar. Also, I don't know where they come from. I'll see your less than a pound of tomatoes from I don't know where and raise you a quart of garden and farm tomatoes. HA!
So, anyway, Colin's baby is the sweetest thing. Baby and wife were both at his thesis defense and both were beautiful and doing well. I haven't heard from them, but it is my understanding that they've moved for purposes of continuing education. College is a disease, I tell you, and some of us are incurable. The snakey sweater was well-received and came with a matching spoot rag that I managed to finish *during* the thesis defense.
I'm doing Ravelympics (which I keep reading "ravelly-impics") as training for the Knitting Olympics. My plan is to finish the Bluejaywalker socks. I've been working on those dang socks entirely too long, and it's time to finish them now. I'll be cultivating focus, speed, and endurance, but mostly focus. I've had a splintered focus and would like to get back into training. I'm supplementing the usual knitting exercises with continued listening to Zencast so hopefully I'll be in much better shape afterward. Hopefully, it won't be terribly long until I blog again, and I'm going to try to add pictures a little later.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Hey, y'all. I'm still here, doing the Tour de Fleece. It seems that I can manage to rub two braincells together to spin, but I haven't been doing much knitting. My goal is to finish up this couple of ounces of bamboo rayon I've got. As for knitting, I'm still working on the Bluejaywalkers and the 1st sock is very almost nearly a sock. Between moving and research, I haven't got time or oomph for much else, but I'm still alive and kicking!