11 April 2010

The Time, He Fly

How in the world have two weeks gone by since my last post? It's not exactly as though nothing's happened. I had a birthday, I worked, I've been knitting some (albeit slowly). I think it's mostly that there's been a lot of same old, same old of late and not so much that's blogworthy. Unless, of course, you want to read all about the giant mountain of dirty clothes I schlepped over to the local launderette because first our dryer exploded and now David's trying to get the laundry room tiled and keeps running into snags.

It's not the first time I've been there, as we've had laundry woes before and I did take a few washed loads over last month to dry. I even took some photos on that trip which I do think are quite nice.

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Today I took a couple of photos here at home that I thought would be of interest. First there's this year's garlic crop. There's one bulb from last year's harvest left, so I'll be glad when these are ready for harvest.

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And here's some proof of knitting, though I didn't do anything on it today. It's my own modernized version of a ca. 1942 Red Heart pattern (4" waistband? I don't think so.) that I'm thinking to write up. I've been pacing myself, though, so that I don't put too much strain on my wrists & arms with the cables. I'm very pleased with how it's knitting up.

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And I think that pretty well sums things up.

13 comments:

JelliDonut said...

I used to hate the idea of dragging a bunch of stuff to the laundromat, but now it seems like the ideal place for hours of knitting time. And I've heard some even serve adult beverages. Nice! Glad you're back.

kmkat said...

Kittery; isn't that mentioned in >1 Stephen King book? I'd watch out if I were you, son. There may be monsters/vampires/generalized weirdos lurking in the laudromat, just waiting to eat your brains/suck your blood/steal your clean underwear.

The sweater looks SCRUMPTIOUS! I love cables and I love blue. Careful; I may teleport to Maine and steal it.

Chris said...

Belated happy birthday!

Love that picture of the laundromat - it looks like it's lost in time...

jen said...

That sweater looks beautiful. I can't wait to see it finished. Sorry about your dryer, but (maybe because I don't have to haul my clothes there) the Kittery Launderette looks kind of cozy in that light! Good luck!

that's J-O-S-H said...

When was it your birfday?! Holy shit...I didn't even know. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH! A million virtual birthday highfivez are being sent ur way! ::SLAP:: :: SLAP:: ::SLAP:: "Nooo! Daddy stop!"

Julie said...

A million years ago, in my prior life, I used to live right down the street from that laundromat and visited it often. Oh the memories :-)

Nice looking sweater!

Laurie said...

Nice picture! Looks like stuff I remember from a long time ago.

Cabley goodness. LOVE the cables. Simple and plentiful.

Fredda said...

The cablework is perfect. Love the color too.

Alwen said...

Mmmm, nice sweater. I could just about nest in it today!

Sheepish Annie said...

I find that when I use Twitter and Facebook, I tend to think I've blogged. Except I haven't. Not sure why that always fools me...

Love that picture of the launderette! It could be a postcard or something.

Nik said...

I'm a cable freak. Seeing all those perfectly executed cables made me gasp with glee.

Michelle M. said...

Great picture - it reminds me of that diner painting by Edward Hopper.
Love that color blue : ).

Jabacue said...

Love that vest! Is it Indigo cotton? I'm knitting a cable blanket....made in five panels of two different cable designs. You can't beat the 'cable'effect.