Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Backyard Delights

What a surprise finding some mulberries ripening on our tree.I plan to have some today with my breakfast!

My astilbe are in bloom and leaning across the foliage instead of standing upright. They are still beautiful.

Yesterday and the day before were so humid...I guess summer is here to stay. At least I can knit and read in the AC. Marisa's stole is starting to move along. I have about 18 inches done and will have to ply some more yarns to continue. I also need to decide on a new sock yarn and pattern. Judy and Sue are working on old shale like patterns, but I don't know yet whether I will do one of those or another. Of course, there is the vine stitch....hmmm. Any suggestions out there for a sock pattern?

Reading: I finished The Time Traveler's Wife. It is a great summer read. Check it out if you have time. I began The Basque History of the World by Mark Kurlansky last night and couldn't put it down...very readable.

If you get a chance check out Kim's Smoke Ring...it is so beautiful!

Free Patterns at Sevia Harding's site.


Kristen said...

We have a mulberry too and usually just eat some right off the tree before the birds wipe them out. I've listened to 2 books by M. Kurlansky this year, one about codfish and one a compilation of food writing through the ages. I'll have to look for the Basque history.

John said...

Watch out for the monkey chasing the weasel!