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.
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