Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Progress all around

There's nothing like productivity to put me in a good mood.

I made good on my promise (to myself, I know, big whoop) to finish one more of my holiday knitting projects this weekend and start on the next. I would show you the final product of the OSW, which is now finished (and beautiful, I might add), but I wouldn't want to spoil any surprises ;)

However, I would like to show off the progress I'm making on the double knit ski hat for hubby (aka Bubba). This is the first time I'm really using this technique (double knitting) and I have to say, it's pretty friggen cool. Thanks to this pattern by Knitsmith forwarded to me by my good pal AfricanKelli, I stand a chance of making a suitable ski hat for my deserving hubby this season.

Not too bad, right. I mean, it's all reversible and sh*t. Just wait until I add the stripe. Whoa.

Oh, and speaking of progress, the winter garden is coming along nicely despite the invasion of evil underground creatures. Namely, gophers. Are you enjoying the irony? Let us reflect on the recent addition to my vegetable garden:

Oh yes, an impenitrable dome of hardware cloth, closed on the ends to keep all the critters out. When we built it we thought, "oh man, we are evil geniuses" and laughed maniacally while rubbing our palms together and contemplating the lettuce we would soon be enjoying. Well, how appropriate that our gloating has been thrown back in our faces. We came out to the garden a few days ago to find many of our little lettuces gone! Oh yeah, they burrowed in from BELOW. Fat lot of good our dome of doom has done us.

Now I will be employing a much less complicated form of anti-pest device handed down from my grandma -- XLax. Apparently, you jam it in the gopher holes and they, ahem, never come back.


Despite the madness, look at how the remaining plants are coming...





And with that, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.

1 comment:

  1. XLAX! I think that is organic and it is surely a creative way to fertilize!

    Dude, I may have forwarded you that pattern, but I have NO idea how to do that double knitting. Any suggestions on how I can learn? Rob would love one of those.


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