Happy Friday, friends. I have some exciting things to share today. I finished knitting something! And summer really is here because everything is green and beginning to ripen. I hope you have something caffeinated to drink this morning because I have a lot of pictures to share with you.
I finished my DRK Everyday Sweater (Ravelry link) this week, knit up in KnitPicks Wool of the Andes. I went up a size because I’m never really sure about pullovers but wish that I would have stayed with my typical size. That’s okay – it’s a super cozy sweater and a relatively quick knit. I will definitely be making more! These pictures are taken with shorts (it IS July, after all) and the sweater looks so cute with them! This knit simply goes with everything. Case in point, I’ve found my fall gardening outfit:
If you’re trying to picture me in my garden this fall, I can almost guarantee that THIS is what I’ll be wearing. I feel like Misty from Homestead Rescue – if only I could build like her! I had a few false starts with this sweater (I misread the instructions multiple times and the kitty took off with my project at one point, so I think I ripped back 3-4 times before I finally got going), but it was all worth it in the end. I am thrilled to have a finished knitted project – it’s been too long!
(Luckily, the sweater was still a little damp when I took these pictures and it kept me cool!)
In Monday’s post I was excited about the forecasted thunderstorms. We had an amazing all day soaking rain, but never got the thunderstorms here at my house. And then we spent yesterday watching the radar but those storms missed us too. That was a bummer because it was a really muggy day! I keep thinking about the cooler days we’ve had until now and trying to transport myself back there.
Our garden is doing quite well! We’re getting some little green tomatoes, our first zucchini has been picked, and the cucumbers are starting to climb. We’ve had salads from the greens, replanted the radishes, and finished off all the peas. Matthew wrapped the garden in our old electric fence (not plugged in) because the deer are outlandish. They seem to be eating everything!
I’ve been busy weeding and we’re in the process of building some raised beds along the front walkway to the porch. We’re hoping to use it seasonally – plant some tulip bulbs in late fall to bloom the following spring, then fill with pretty annuals for the summer, and then fill with mums in the fall, and then replace with fresh bulbs once they pass — all to start all over again. We always have big plans. It’s the execution that gets us.
One other joyful thing: I got an email from Masterpiece saying that Magpie Murders will premier in October! I put it on my calendar because I loved those books and a series sounds like so much fun. There is so much to look forward to!
I’m going to leave you with a video of me dancing in my new sweater. I hope you all have a great weekend and it’s exactly what you need. Take good care!