After another telephone pow-wow with Linda of Richmond's Tuesday Night Knitting group fame, I have decided to finish the sock as is. Maybe once it has a toe in it, it will be stretched out enough not to have a buckle. Then, I will cast on a few less stitches for the second sock making it a little smaller and also knit the heel flap in a size smaller needle. So, to answer the question --- I may end up froggin' but not right now! [The toad to the left is one of two I saw today. They LOVE the pine needles in the rose garden. They make little caves in the needles.]
Today, I sat on the porch of the studio and enjoyed the fruits of my labor. I sat on the swing and kept my camera at hand.
The goldfinches and downy woodpeckers were feeding but weren't feeling photogenic. I did catch some doves just chilling in the grass. Also, spied a lizard flitting across the cement way too fast to capture in a picture. He obviously had places to go and lizards to see! I watched this butterfly that landed on the stepping stone and flexed his wings up and down, up and down, open and close. All the rocks outlining all of the gardens came out from under our house. There were LOTS and we still have a pile that's waiting for a use. You can see the rock pile in the background of the garden picture above.
While I was watching all these things, someone was watching me! Annie!!! She had been out of her lot for a run and time in the yard on her lead for a treat. Once back in her pen, she kept her eyeballs on me, hoping that I would head her way with more cookies (dog biscuits). I didn't get a picture of Earl today. He was very busy hanging out oh-so-quietly under the birdfeeders trying to intimidate the birds.
I also did a little straightening up inside the studio. For those of you who don't know, the studio has been a rug hooking shop for eleven years with tons of inventory, rug hooking and dyeing classes, etc. With work and other life happenings, I've decided to sell all the rug hooking inventory. It was a hard decision to make but once I made it, I wanted everything OUT yesterday! I want to make the studio over into a place where I can have all my passions organized -- watercolor painting (and hopefully a place to do my own framing), knitting, spinning, making soap, etc. I yearn for the day when I can readily put my hands on something I'm looking for. (Doesn't everyone?) I also can't wait to have it straight enough to have people in to sit and knit, spin, shop for soap, etc. Will keep you posted on the progress. When I'm done, you are alllllll invited!
BYOK - Bring Your Own Knitting!
Will this be the first rose of summer?????