Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Bush Chopping Blues
We've been uncharacteristically dry for spring and it is making the longer days, but less light in the house (because of the new leaves) feel much like fall. I am overwhelmed by the prospect of tackling the flower beds - where to begin? We've been here long enough that I have gotten the easy and obvious things finished, but now onto the tough chores of pruning and reclaiming the place from the periwinkle vines. Did I mention that I have clematis buds? Well, I do.
I've had a little bit of time in the past few days to knit on my sister's shawl. I dropped a stitch, which you can see up in the photo, and it is being a bit of a hassle to pick up. It's two rows of garter stitch, a purl row, then two more of garter. I've picked the whole thing back up once already but didn't get it right and being a single ply yarn, it is starting to get fuzzy. I just need to do it when I have nothing else to think about - which means it will never get done.
I plan to podcast this afternoon but first I am requiring myself to finish painting the hallway and turn the compost. I'd also like to prune one of our bushes before Julian gets home, as I know if he were here he would keep saying with caution, "Are you sure about this?" Yes, yes I am. I want to whack that bush within an inch of it's life. No "just a little off the top" this time. It needs a real chop.
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