Soon I will need to grow gills...or perhaps webbed feet. It has rained almost all weekend and more rain is forecast for each day through Thursday! The garden is drinking up. And the yard will look unkempt the way it is growing! We did manage to pick a bit of produce between the rain showers:
The peppers are "Carnival Peppers" and are billed as a mild hot pepper. They definitely are not as hot as jalapenos or habaneros, but after cutting and seeding about 5 of these, my hands were tingling for hours!! They were delicious added to some homemade sauce on Saturday night and Colin used a bunch on the pizza he made for us on Friday. The cherry tomatoes are coming in like crazy. We can pick about double the amount shown above every day! The variety is "Sun Gold" and they are really more orange than red and extremely sweet. Colin also used a bunch of them on the pizza and they were excellent.
The weekend was nice - primarily filled with errands and chores, but I did (finally) manage to cast on for my Juniper Top and did not twist the stitches!!
I'm in the midst of the mindless knitting in the round for about 11 - 12 inches (I may make it a little longer). The yarn (Berroco Remix Light) is made completely from recycled materials and is some of the softest yarn I have ever used. I also managed to do another 10 rows or so on my sock, but forgot to take a picture of that. Those, too, I'm making a bit longer than the pattern states.
On the reading front, I'm about a third of the way through The Essex Serpent and am enjoying it. Of course, per usual, about 4-5 books that I was in queue for on Overdrive have all suddenly become available. I also picked up (again) a book Colin had given me at Christmas - What She Ate - and am enjoying that as well. I finished the section on Eleanor Roosevelt and am now in the chapter on Eva Braun. Very interesting. Fletch and I are continuing to read Morning's on Horseback by David McCullough and are enjoying that a lot.
Meanwhile, it's back to work and a somewhat busy week for me. Wishing you all the best of weeks!
We're locked into that rainy cycle here, too, and when it's not raining, it's humid and threatening.ReplyDelete
My basil looks...iffy. So jealous of your tomatoes!
I miss having cherry tomatoes right off the vine. There is nothing better!ReplyDelete
Fresh produce from your own garden - divine!ReplyDelete
It's always like that for me with Overdrive . . . total feast-or-famine situation! Everything looks great, Vera!ReplyDelete
Please send some rain out west!ReplyDelete
I have to mow here in NJ after being away for 10 days, but I'm not sure that's going to happen this week. That bounty from your garden looks delicious, and your new sweater looks beautiful and like it will be perfect for fall!ReplyDelete
We got rain on Sunday, and it's supposed to be off and on for the next few days... but we need it so badly here.ReplyDelete
Love the colour of your new knit!
We've had a very strong storm blow through for 18 hours of hard rain and damaging winds! Wow, huh?! Nice to have fresh produce! The new top will be so pretty! Have a good week!ReplyDelete
Crazy amounts of rain here too. I think swamp cat got swamped out. He was up on our porch this morning licking the gas grill brush. LOL Guess it still smelled like chicken.ReplyDelete
I can vouch for those cherry tomatoes ---- DELICIOUS!
LOVED the Essex Serpent! I actually got an advanced copy back when. Very good read! Your new sweater start looks great -- love the color!ReplyDelete
YAY for your sweater start! I'm so glad you're enjoying the Remix Light - it's a favorite light-weight yarn for me and my last recommendation didn't go so well ... here's to Mondays and GOOD starts!!ReplyDelete
Bravo on the sweater beginning.. I'm in awe.. I have only made sweaters for little people or dolls! I think your orange tomatoes would be so good on a green salad. Lucky! Keep cool.. we're in a big heat wave. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
Love that sweater, and the color of yarn you are using is gorgeous. It has been raining a lot here too. And it is so steamy out!ReplyDelete
that is a beautiful pattern you have started!!ReplyDelete
Those peppers and tomatoes look like the perfect ingredients for homemade salsa to me! My garden is so sad this year. Remix light sounds like a fun yarn. My lys has it so I will have to check it out. There’s a lot of great Berroco patterns for it.ReplyDelete