Another Friday and another weekend. Summer is not being lazy at all!
The future came and went in the mildly discouraging way that futures do. – Neil Gaiman, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
I find myself pondering the passage of time this month. In less than 10 days, Genevieve will be 4 years old and that seems so impossible to me. July is almost halfway over, and that also seems impossible to me. Gaiman’s quote seems most appropriate – indeed the future is coming and going all to rapidly. And speaking of Genevieve – her mom and dad took her to get her ears pierced last week. Genevieve has been begging and begging to have this done. Well, as you can see – she has one ear pierced but there was no way in hell she was getting the second one done! I confess, I am laughing about this – I should not, but I am. That face looks so angelic… ha! Bribery to get the second ear done has begun in earnest but she has not yet succumbed!
Early Bloomer’s color work! There is something addictive about color work – it is hard to put down. The urge to knit just more row to see how the pattern will unfold pulls me in and keeps me knitting. I have one set of flowers to go and their magical lure will be complete! Vera asked to see the colors I am knitting with… a dark brown, coffee-colored yarn paired with a green and a turquoise. I think they work well together. I am a little concerned that the neckline is going to be too wide – but maybe not. Once I am done with the color work, I am going to take Heidi’s suggestion and finish the neck to check the fit.
While I would like summer to slow down a bit, I am eager for my growing tomatoes to ripen! I think we need more sun than we have had for that to happen, but I am hoping that soon I have at least a handful of tomatoes to put on my salad!
Fed Up With:
Rain. And really, the volume of rain we have been having! We got another 2 inches of rain yesterday. The flooding here is crazy and my garden has had a moat surrounding it more days than not. I might not mind the rain so much if we had an all-day, soaking rain versus the torrential downpours we have been having. They are “rain events” not rainstorms.
That is all I have for this week! I have my fingers crossed that I will win the battle and Happy Hour tonight will be outside. Have a great weekend everyone and I will see all of you back here on Monday!
Oh Kat! The Genevieve story is just so funny. That had me laughing out loud. Your tomatoes look so promising – won’t be long.
The sweater: LOVE the yarns you have chosen and you have made such progress so quickly. I love colorwork too…thinking of a Stopover for the Fall (since I’ve never made one yet), but also looking at some of Kate Davies’ patterns. So many choices!!
Hope you can start the weekend right by being outside – good luck!
I’ve only taken two to have their ears pierced (Maddy never did and probably never will!) and, especially when they’re young, they would always do both ears at the same time, a tech on either side… for exactly this reason!!
Mmmm. Tomatoes!! My gardening is pathetic this year, so I’m thankful for a wonderful CSA farm!
I couldn’t help but laugh at Genevieve’s story! I think she’s brave for getting her first ear pierced, and I admire her stand on refusing to do the second one. Some day, I bet she’ll do the other ear, but in her own time when she’s ready.
I’m with you in the tomato-watching, but I’m also afraid for when that finally happens. It’s a jungle out there among the tomato plants, and I’m not even sure I’ll be able to fight my way in to pick. If I can, there may be an overwhelming number.
And your Early Bloomer is gorgeous! I love the colors you chose and can’t wait to see more of it!
Ah, sweet Genevieve! I’ve been asking my daughter if she wants to get her ears pierced for a while (it was all I wanted when I was her age), and she is a resounding no. If I convinced her to try it, I’m sure she’d end up with only one ear pierced, too!
I hear you on the rain — I couldn’t believe some of the videos of the flooding yesterday! My poor grape tomatoes are not doing well at all, and I think that’s because my backyard doesn’t get a ton of sun to begin with but especially not enough this year.
Your colorwork is stunning! I agree, it’s very addictive!
When I was about 8, my oldest sister asked me if I wanted my ears pierced – of course I did! So she took an ice cube and numbed both of my ears and pierced them – it was only years later, I realized you could get them done properly in another way! I guess it’s good Genevieve never met Nancy!
Your sweater should be pretty – any time turquoise is involved, I’m on board …
If nothing else, you can always have a lot of fried green tomatoes – YUM!
OH Genevieve! This too shall pass! When my daughter was about 6 she walked around for almost 6 months with one ear pierced. When she was ready to have the second one done, she let me know. That time we went to the jewelry shop prepared with a numbing cream from her pediatrician and it was a much better experience. I forget the name of the cream (I think it started with a vowel, maybe an “e”), it was a prescription but worth every penny.
The rain in central PA has been crazy too.
It’s bittersweet that G is growing quickly. I think time passes so quickly as we age and I don’t like it. Your colorwork knitting is stunning and I feel the same way of ‘just one more row’. Looks like you will be harvesting some awesomeness quite soon!
And any time lime green is involved I’m on board! The colors are lovely. Genevieve is something else! (And she looks like you!) Here’s to happy hour!
What a fun TGIF! Love the Genevieve story (my guess is she’ll hold off on that second ear until kindergarten at least!) and your Early Bloomer colors/colorwork look awesome. How cool that you had that yarn just waiting for the perfect project!
Oh, Genevieve! The spirit is strong in that one, eh? When Hannah got her ears pierced she was a teenager, probably around 13 or so. We went to the mall and she got them done and then we went shopping afterwards. She was in the dressing room trying on a top and when she pulled it off over her head she RIPPED OUT one of the brand new earrings. That’s my kid. LOL
The one little ear pierced just makes me laugh. She is super cool looking like that! It’s raining here everyday, not flooding but still the ground is saturated. Have a great day.
Oh those little ones who grow up so fast. I tell new Moms to remember the days can be long but the years will be short. Your yarn color combination is beautiful. I have lots of green tomatoes too. One or two Romas at the bottom of the plant just started to turn orange when some squirrel bit into them. Darn those critters.