My intention was to post on Friday, but it quickly became a very busy day at work. On the plus side, I was able to leave the office shortly after Noon and start my weekend a little early.
Around 3:30 p.m., Fletch and I joined Colin and drove over to the Kimberton CSA Farm. Col & Mailing bought a subscription for the summer and they get a box of produce every Friday. They were going away for 5 days, and wanted us to have the goods! Oh my. What a lot of food:
There were strawberries and peas, baby turnips, zucchini and yellow squash, parsley, oregano, chives, cilantro, lettuce, scallions, Swiss chard, collards, kale, dandelion greens - I'm probably missing something. It was a struggle to fit everything into the fridge! On Saturday it took forever to trim the greens - lol. I ended up making a huge pot of ALL the greens and then added black eyed peas and fire roasted tomatoes with chilies - sort of a hoppin john. Fletch said it was really good. I couldn't eat it because I pulled a couple of worms out of the pot and couldn't be sure I had gotten them all. The down side of fresh produce!!
The plan was to make zucchini bread, but Colin & Mailing had given us some, so I grated most of the zucchini and it is in the freezer for when I am next inspired to bake some. We gave some zucchini and lettuce to a neighbor. We grilled the little patty pan squash last night and it was delicious - very sweet.
So, most of Saturday was spent prepping and cooking food. Sunday I was able to relax a bit. Since Colin & Mailing are away, we are on cat duty. I drove over to their place Sunday after breakfast and stayed for about 2 hours. It was so nice to sit and knit in their sun room. Talbot kept me company - staring at me from his perch (or his throne!!) - perhaps he wanted to learn how to knit?
Marcel hung out in another room. I worked on a new pair of socks in the Tart colorway by Tosh.
The pattern is Gladys - a free pattern on Ravelry. I am just doing the very top of the pattern (the "rig and furrow" portions and the herringbone pattern) and I met my goal of getting through that portion. Now it is just plain knitting, so these came to work with me today - hoping for some lunchtime knitting.
Last night I also put some more rows in on my Down the Rabbit Hole socks which are coming along (despite being neglected all last week):
I'm really enjoying this Grapefruit Sangria yarn - so pretty!!
The Odyssey Shawl did not get worked on per se. But...the lace work includes some new to me stitches (making a hole and Purling 2 TBL), and I decided I'd best try those out on a swatch. It took a bit of doing, but I feel comfortable now trying those stitches on the actual shawl. If I'm not too tired after running over to Colin & Mailing's tonight to feed Talbot & Marcel, I may work on it.
Our garden is growing rapidly. Fletch has been picking sugar snap peas every day! He says we should have some cherry tomatoes within a week or so. And our 7 Sisters Rose started blooming over the weekend:
So pretty. The original bush was growing on Fletcher's grandmother's farm in Suffolk, VA. His Mom took a cutting and was growing it in Norfolk. When we bought our house, she gave us a cutting to plant.
After a beautiful weekend (70's and low humidity), it is grey and rainy today. The goal will be to stay awake - lol. Wishing you all a wonderful start to the week - enjoy!