Monday, March 10, 2008

Farms, Gardens, and Socks

Well, we've pretty much decided to make an offer on some land. We're working on getting the finances finalized this week, then then it's down to the nitty gritty negotiations. Cross your fingers for us. We went out and walked around the land on Sunday afternoon...great pastures, and great views. Please oh please let this work.

I planted seeds tonight. To be correct Catie and I planted seeds. I did the planting, and she did the watering. Last year I bought her a little kids watering can, rake, etc. She didn't really use it last year, but tonight she thought it was the coolest thing ever. So hopefully our lettuce and spinach will actually come up this year. We'll do some more planting later on, but this is our start.

And in knitting news, I have finished a pair of socks.

The Serendipidity socks for the Rockin' Sock Club 2008. This was a great pattern. Love, love, love the socks. The only modification I made was to knit the cuff on size 2 needles to fit my fat legs. The heel and foot were in the size 1's the pattern called for. I'm a short-row heel convert. This heel fits me MUCH better than the heel flap/gusset that I usually do. Next I need to finish the sweater for myself. How is it possible that I both love and hate simple stockinette all at the same time? It's simple and easy, and yet at times it bores me to tears. I need another project to mix it up...Lace? Kid knitting? Another pair of socks?


Anonymous said...

I'm excited to hear about your gardening. I have such a small space, but after reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, I wanted to move to a farm too. I agree with the idea of buying locally, and having a garden always. Those veggies are every bit a gorgeous as any flower. What is more beautiful than eggplant?

Kim said...

I'm SO excited about the land offer! You're in my thoughts, Jocele. Talk with you soon! xoxo

Kat with a K said...

Good luck with the land! I love the socks.