Did you know woodworkers have stashes, too?  This is the log that Pk brought home after helping his friend take down the tree.  It's cedar and it's too bad blogger doesn't have smell-o-vision because the smell is wonderful.  If you look at the left side of the log, you can see the hose holder that was nailed to the tree and the tree started to grow around it.  Pk will have to remove it carefully.  I have already put in my request for bags of the shavings to put in with my yarn. (the end is painted white to keep it from drying out)
That other wood there in the photo is from some of the trees that have come down in our yard.  Pk's stash. 

Sunday was such a lovely day.  I sat outside in one of the best designed chairs.  I think of it as my knitting chair.  It's really just a folding quad chair but it has cup holders which miraculously are just the size to hold a cake or in this case, a cone of yarn.  That's the Evenstar shawl reclining in the sunshine.  I'm halfway through clue 5 and in a week and a half clue 6 comes out.  One more after that (clue 7 with the beaded edging) and the shawl will be done. 

I finished spinning the yarn I think of as Sunrise.  It's a laceweight single and the colors are the colors of, well, a sunrise.  There's some yellow and orange and pink in it.  It'll make a great lacy scarf or small shawl.  It's about 4 ounces but I'm not sure as to yardage.

Spring came in so quickly and then we had the week of summer weather.  It just about killed off all of the spring bulbs.  I managed to get one or two photos of the tulips.  I love how the sunlight seems to glow within this one.  It's time to get the beds ready for some plants.  We pulled out the mums after last fall.  The ones we put in really weren't designed to be perennials and were looking shabby.  I'd like some color out front and some vegetables out back.  Not a lot.  I really don't enjoy gardening and never have.  I like the results but would just as soon let someone else get dirt under their fingernails.  I would like a couple tomato plants and some basil and probably some bush string beans.  Fortunately, Pk loves to garden and is an organic gardener so we'll be able to go outside and pick the tomatoes right off the plants and eat them.

I am a huge fan of comics.  I like all kinds of them from Girl Genius to Diesel Sweeties.  Last fall I ordered a t shirt from R.Stevens at diesel sweeties and he included a bumper sticker.  I am generally not a fan of bumper stickers and don't put them on my car.  This one however, tickled my fancy and so I put it on my car window.  A small bit of the corner got scraped off with the ice and snow.  I like a little whimsy now and then.  Don't you? 

We had a good workout and have just finished dinner.  I smell faintly of chlorine from the whirlpool but I feel good.  (I did get in the shower but I guess I didn't wash all of it off).  Not a bad Monday.  Work was busy but not terribly so.  I ended up spending most of my lunch time with one of my clients.  He wanted some information and I don't  have the heart to say "No, it's lunchtime".  I guess when I get to that point where I can turn someone away just because it's lunchtime, it'll be time to turn in my keys and retire.  But for now, I can eat granola bars and drink my milk on the train on the way home and spend my lunchtime with someone who needed my time more than I needed a granola bar.

Comments

Bezzie said…
Thank goodness yarn takes up less room than logs! Does he have any plans for the cedar? Or is it like a bunch of yarn--sometimes you have to let it just come to you?
Jeanne said…
Too funny about the wood stash - I think every hobby has a stash!

Beautiful shawl and I love the handspun - what a beautiful colorway.

Have a good week!
amy said…
You are the kind of social worker that gives the entire profession a good name.
Roxie said…
Most woodworkers I know have a garage full of boards. PK totally rocks. He starts with the whole tree!

Evenstar looks stunning!
Rose Red said…
mmmm cedar shavings - excellent idea! Husby's dad was a woodworker - with a stash (and way more tools than any knitter I know!)

The evenstar is looking great, and the chair with the cupholder - what a great idea for yarn!

I agree with you on gardening - I like a nice looking garden but I'm not so keen on doing the work to make it that way. I go for low maintenance plants!
Kate said…
I'd like to put in a request for some shavings, too! I love the smell of cedar, I think I'd just stash them around the apartment as potpourri. Otherwise, though, they'd go in the yarn baskets.
KnitTech said…
PK got quite a stash!

Love the spring flower yarn. Can't wait to see how it turns out.
Bells said…
holy cow the idea of finding room for that log....good on him! Love reading about PK's stash!
Alwen said…
I have to share that our son loves your bumper sticker.
Geek Knitter said…
My husband is a machinist. One of these days he's going to have that shop he wants, and he'll have a stash of steel.
drkknits said…
hehe, a log stash, too funny! your handspun is so beautiful and delicate, well done. my fold up camp chair is my favourite knitting chair too!
Louiz said…
Very nice wood stash! And does he have plans, or is he waiting, good question (in other words are other crafts just as opportunistic as knitting!)
Amy Lane said…
That's funny... I just wrote about a woodworker, and believing he had stash came really easily to me. I guess I never questioned it!

And sunrise is one of my all-time favorite colors. That yarn has me salivating already.

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