Monday, May 18, 2020

Weekending

Good Morning!

I hope everyone had a nice weekend.  I'm kind of surprised that it's Monday morning already - not sure how that happened.  And, I don't feel as though much was done this weekend, but I guess a bit was accomplished.

Saturday morning I walked the tow path by the canal.  It was a pleasant morning to be out.  After my walk I stopped at Produce Junction for a few things - a couple pounds of Crimini mushrooms (which went into a barley casserole dish last night), some yellow cherry tomatoes (so good!), a couple pounds of jalapeno peppers (which will be candied later today) and several pounds of Persian cucumbers which became pickles.

Sunday morning I walked the trail in Oaks and ended up walking 4 miles in just under 1.25 hours.  Not too bad!!

Laundry was done and the kitchen floor was mopped as well, so chores were completed.

A small amount of knitting was accomplished.  The Hellebore Hitchhiker is now at the point it was when I lost control of it and had to rip it all out.


This is such a meditative knit and the pattern is easily memorized.  I just need to pay a little bit of attention and not let my thoughts wander too far!

As of last Friday I had cast on and knit the cuff for my brother's sock.  A bit more has been done on this.  I'm using the Gladys pattern (free on Ravelry).  Just doing the top portion with the Herringbone portion.  The balance of the leg will be plain.


I used the same pattern on a pair of socks for Fletch and they turned out really nice.  Hopefully Phil will like these.

Originally I thought I would go into the office today.  I have stuff to drop off and things to do there, but I can't seem to summon the energy to go in today.  LOL.  This could end up being a problem when we "go back" to work!  I have a conference call at 10 and some other things I can do from home, so the entire day won't be lost.

It doesn't seem possible that we are already halfway through May!  Hope your week goes well.

21 comments:

  1. Your produce haul sounds like heaven. The thing I miss the most is being able to pick out my own fruit and veggies. We are two weeks in from the last delivery and it's all canned stuff until the next one. It's a challenge.

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  2. Hello, the walk at the canal sounds nice, I would love the fresh produce, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and the jalapeno peppers all sound great to me. The sock looks nice. May is going by quickly. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  3. I'm hoping that in the next few weeks, the produce options will start to improve as things really get underway with the growing season.

    Your Hitchhiker looks so pretty. I really need to try that pattern ...

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  4. Your produce stop sounds delicious, and while I've never heard of candied jalapeno peppers, I may have to try making those myself someday. Your Hellebore Hitchhiker is even lovelier the second time!

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  5. I am seconding Bonny on your Hellebore Hitchhiker! LOVELY!

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  6. You will rise to the work load when necessary--I think a lot of people will find working from home a great option in the future! The new sock is coming along; that is such a fun knit. Nice recovery on the shawl!

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  7. I love your new hitchhiker on the needles! Also you socks rock :)

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  8. This is the start of my 3rd week back at work... and it's still hard!! I really enjoyed being home (and was not surprised by that in the least). Loving your Hitchhiker & socks!!

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  9. I love the yellow cherry tomatoes. They never last long enough to make it into anything because I eat them every time I walk into the kitchen.

    Loving that hitchhiker yarn so much.

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  10. Crimini mushrooms are delicious as are portobellos. I used to live near a mushroom farm and miss purchasing them by the bag. The Hitchhiker looks fabulous!

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  11. I hear you on how fast May is going, considering April lasted five years.

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  12. The yarn for the Hitchhiker is so pretty. May is going really fast. I can't believe it's Memorial Day weekend coming up. I love mushrooms in everything! Seriously. I put them in everything I possibly can.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  13. Isn't that Gladys pattern fun. I definitely will knit the top portion of that more than once.

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  14. I really love the Hellebore Hitchhiker! I love those colors together. It sounds like you had a very busy weekend full of good things! And I can't believe how fast time is going now. March just took f o r e v e r . . . and then ZIP, it's mid May!!! XO

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  15. I agree . How can Memorial day weekend be upon us? Its 54 degrees out. But warmer temps are promised. The hummingbirds, orioles and grosbeaks are back to stay! I just want to sleep with the windows open a crack

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  16. I commend you for such a good walk! I do about a mile a day. I feel like that's not enough. I must look up the Gladys sock pattern. I like it, and I owe my husband a pair of new socks.

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  17. I love how your hitchhiker is looking.. I have a HH on the needles somewhere.. I kept messing up with the "points". I hope you get to do more work from home in the new world. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  18. your knits are looking lovely!
    I find the longer you work from home, the harder it is to go back into the office. Before Covid, I was lucky to go in once every three months!

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  19. Sounds to me like you accomplished quite a bit during your weekend. The rhubarb pie in the previous post looks delicious. The hitchhiker is soo pretty. I trust you know about the stitch marker trick to keep track of when to decrease? If not check the project pages on Rav.

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