Friday Cozies – Week 18 of 2020

I did something bold this week – I put away our winter coats and snow boots. I hope I didn’t jinx us because this is not the year for a May snowstorm! I sincerely apologize if snow crops up in your neck of the woods – please, absolutely blame me.

Tuesday and Wednesday were warm and sunny days. We all quickly took off our coats and enjoyed the sunshine. Our gardens and plants are loving the weather – alternating between rain and sunshine. This is an amazing time of year — watching all of the baby buds make their way out. I did a bit of weeding and fertilized all of my rosebushes. I’m anxiously awaiting a bloom on our lilac. Lilac is my favorite, hands down. Being able to go outside has been our saving grace throughout this stay at home life. What would we do without our yard?

There are some sprouts in our victory garden, which is exciting. We’ll be planting potatoes on our next sunny day, but we’re holding off on everything else until mid-May to avoid frost. I just want to say that I’m desperately looking forward to tomatoes even though I know those will be very far off! And I can’t wait to visit my local farm stand for sweet corn – ohmygoodness, sweet corn – Bear eats it raw, straight off the cob. He’s such a rabbit.

We’re now in a rainy phase – all day yesterday and the forecast says all day today and most of the day tomorrow. I used to love rainy days, but they’re a bit harder now. That’s okay – we’ll find a way to get through them, peek our heads out after it stops, and then spill out of our front door to explore the changes in our yard.

Thank you for everyone’s votes on my next knitting project. I’m going with Mariechen. My next mission is to pick the yarn because I have no DK weight in my stash. I think I’m going to purchase from On The Round – she’s semi-local (in Maine) and I really want to support local artists right now. I’m eyeing her Barred Owl colorway. I love that subtle woodsy green speckled throughout – it feels right for a summer project.

I was very taken with Veera Välimäki’s recently released pattern, Vintage Berry. Perhaps that will be the next project on my needles after Mariechen. I love the lace pattern in the body and how the sleeves are knitted in a different direction – super cool. And it’s slouchy without being too slouchy, which is important for my bodacious bod.

This was a different sort of Friday cozies post, but I took a lot of pictures this week and wanted to share them. It feels like an old school blog post, how we used to do it in the early 2000s – remember? Blogs were so different then and I kind of miss it. Maybe Fridays will be old school days for me.

I hope you all have a great weekend. Oh! And Happy May! I hope everyone has a fresh start for this new month – we need it!

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  1. You’ve been so busy! My gf sourdough pancakes came out good and I made gf sourdough flatbread that is really nice. Weirdly (or maybe not so weirdly) I love it best when used as a single size pizza crust. Yummy!

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  2. I wasn’t planning on having much of a vegetable garden this year, but then we found out that our synagogue’s preschool is still doing its fundraising plant sale, so I’m going to order some tomatoes and herbs. I’ve got some some celery growing in a container of water (that neat trick where you put the base that you cut off in water to start growing again), and I think we may have some other seeds around here. I’m not expecting much, but maybe if we’re all still home through the summer we can do a better job of tending the garden and we’ll have more luck than usual.

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    1. Awesome! Your garden is shaping up! It’s definitely a good year to try – we’ve all been so focused on things at home that it makes sense to try our hands at gardening, too!

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  3. I love book display, the books look super cute! (I read aloud at the local library every other month, and it’s so much fun for the kids, bonus if the book has funny or cute illustrations). Mariechen is super pretty, I just saw this knit by another favourite blogger on instagram – the yarn you picked for it should look great! Not too busy so that you can’t see the cables.
    Good luck for your potatoes! I’m glad that I could safe at least a few of our herbs (we don’t have a garden though, only a balcony, and a very windy one, too), but we’re going to try and plant a few more as soon as we can. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Julia! Good for you for doing read alouds at the library! I always feel a little bad for our librarian because sometimes it seems like a difficult part of the job (depending on who is there for the read aloud!).

      I’m excited to get to Mariechen!!! I’m glad that other knitters have had success with it.

      Good luck with your balcony garden!

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  4. I’m in Wisconsin and I NEVER wash and put away our winter things until June. 🙂 So far so good this year, temps in the 50’s and 60’s at the moment. But you never know. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Laila! We’re having so much fun with The BFG! I’m finding it a little hard to read aloud because of how the giant talks, but we’re just rolling with it.

      It seems like the rain has finished sooner than forecasted – the sun is already out!! Wahoo!

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