Saturday, April 19, 2008


I finally finished my Jacobean Socks for Sock Knitting Pentathlon 2008. Started around March 1st and required to be completed no later than the 30th of April. The 2nd pattern for the competition is to be revealed on May 1st. I may have finished in 182nd place, but I finished! And there are people who are finishing still. So far, I've finished all the competition socks except the round 2 socks for Sock Madness 2. I am going to finish that pair and get them off to Jill..they fit her fine. Will, of course, take photos before I send them off!

I worked on Emily's birthday gift - got that done. Will post a photo after her birthday on May 1st. I also completed her baptism gift. Again, picture after her baptism on May 3rd.

Today is the first day that I can say is springlike. We had rain the past two days, and COLD! Today is overcast with sunshine trying to peak thru occasionally. John is trying to get a piece of our barn roof back on. It blew off in the last windstorm and today is the first day he had to try to get it nailed back on. The roof is made of tin (barn was built in 1939!) and it's pretty watertight. Unless a piece of the roof blows off, that is.

Isn't that grass green? And it grows while you watch it. I suspect next weekend, if it doesn't rain, John will get the riding mower out from under the house (the crawl space under the house is tall enough to stand in so we store lots of stuff there) and begin the mowing process. It usually takes him 8-10 hours on both days of the weekend to mow everything he wants to mow. Once he gets the fencing done, that should knock the mowing down to 1/2 day! The cows will take care of the rest of the 'mowing', or is that 'moooooooowing'? Ha, I made a funny!
I think I need to get some more sewing done before we meet John's brother and his wife for dinner.
Thanks for dropping by. Y'all come back, y'here?


Jill Knotwell said...

Those socks look great! I can't wait to get our package. We always love getting boxes from Nana. We love you lots!

Dawn said...

I'll be visiting in person....I love, love, LOVE your barn! And your socks are so very lovely!

cinnamongirl93 said...

Nice work on the socks. Congrads! We also have tons of grass to cut. It is about a two day job! This year we are planning on fencing more for pasture. Hopefully the horses will mow down the grass! Today about 70 degrees here in Illinois. Tomorrow, my day off, sunny! Yeah!!!!!