Good Morning All,
We are now fully vaccinated!! Woo-Hoo! The line was long...very long...but moved very quickly. Everyone in line had already had their first shot. Once again we arrived early - ahead of our scheduled time - and were in an out and on our way home before our scheduled time! No bad side effects so far. My arm is very sory (which I did not have with the first jab) and I didn't sleep last night due to the arm. But otherwise all is good. Glad to have that finished.
It was a beautiful day yesterday and when we got home from vaccination city, I took a quick walk around the back yard (before lunch and a long, long nap). Our Redbud is gorgeous right now - probably at peak. Hard to capture the intensity of the color, but here's the shot I took.
I couldn't get a good shot of all the Asian Pear blooms as we still have that little tree encased in a cage to protect it from deer or any other critter that would like to nibble on it. The largest raised bed box at the back of the garden is half full of garlic coming up. Home grown garlic is simply the best (plus you get the benefit of garlic scapes!!).
The plant in the far back left corner is a sunflower that Colin started from seed and brought over a couple of weeks ago.
Our apple tree is coming into full bloom (did not get a picture of that). Seems to me there are more buds than there have been in some years, so I am hopeful that our tree is on the mend and will do ok.
Onward to Unraveled Wednesday doings. First up there was unraveling - several times - but at the very beginning of the project. Specifically the French Market Bag - oy vey! What a fiddly start this bag is. You start with 8 stitches on 4 DPNs and then increase every other row. Those DPNs kept spinning around and trying their best to twist, but I finally got it!
There are now 96 stitches on the needles. Once I get to 200 I believe the increasing stops. At some point I will need to switch to the circular needle, but not quite yet. I really love the color of this yarn (Thistle) and I sure hope it felts up well.
The second Beekeeper sock is coming along.
If I remember correctly, I've done 30 rows on the leg and sock #1 has 70 rows...so a bit to go before I do the heel flap and turn the heel (so magical!!).
I'm hoping today to get back to that pesky yellow border motif in my stitching, but also spend some time on both knitting projects. We'll see...after not sleeping much, I may be dozing the day away!
On the reading front, I finished Broken Ice the 2nd in the Nils Shapiro series by Matt Goldman. I liked the first book better, but this one was ok and I've requested the next in the series from my library. Fletch and I started a new book after dinner last week and are enjoying it. Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance which takes place in current times (or rather just past times - trump times) where a group is recommending that Vermont secede from the Union. I'm enjoying this as I know so many of the places mentioned and have such ties to Vermont.
Time for another cup of coffee and to catch up on some blog reading. Linking up with Kat for Unraveled Wednesday. Have a great Wednesday!