Wednesday, September 1, 2010

This and that!

What a wonderful crop of tomatoes we have had this year. Not sure if it was the weather or the type of tomatoes, but we have a ton. The neighbors are happy of course, as they get plenty of them. I already have noticed a difference in the garden though. I don't think summer will be with us to much longer. Some of the leaves on the trees are already changing color and some of my flowers are starting to look a little tired. Looks like soon I will be doing some garden work getting it ready for the Autumn. I have had this lovely pattern book from Rowan for quite a while. There are lots of great patterns in it that I would love to make. Quite often I can only find one or two that I like and I really dislike having to by the whole book just for a couple of patterns. So this summer I have been working on a lovely sweater from this book for my daughter.
It really is a very easy pattern to knit. If I can just get to sit awhile and work some on it then I just may get it finished so she can at least wear it once before the cooler weather comes. I already have the front and the back finished and it has been blocked. Now I just have to finish off the sleeves. It is made in the loveliest shade of pale pink. Maybe I will just have to turn off the phone, not answer the door and just say no until I have it complete! A few nights ago we had the most wonderful full moon. Hubby was home so out came his new camera. Yes I did say new camera.... this is becoming a very expensive hobby! Well after numerous shots he was very happy with this one. He was in and house a lot and just happened to let in a pesky mosquito which proceeded to make a meal on one of my arms which itched immensely and produced a lump the size of a small mountain. Needless to say I wasn't a happy camper that night! It's OK though he made up for it by making me a lovely cup of tea... so all is forgiven.

Time to go and water those tired looking plants... see you soon!

14 comments:

hetty said...

Amazing tomatoes! My tomatoes are growing like crazy too, but things are starting to look tired in my garden. Fall is not far off. We still have 29C for our high today. The humidity will make it feel like 40C. We may get some much-needed rain though.
I have not been able to knit or crochet all summer. It is just too hot to pick up needles and yarn. Hope you'll show a picture of your daughter's sweater when you get it done

The sewing room said...

Hi Kathy i love your knitting and what a lot of tomatoes you have we have not had a great abundance this year but enough to keep us going. The weather is changing here too last week we had the heating on but the last two days have been glorious i dont think the weather can make its mind up. Hugs Pat

Ally Johnston said...

Turn off the phone, uit's gooing to look marvellous.

Bethany Hissong said...

You have a huge crop of tomatoes!!! We had a lot but not that many! Ours are seeing their last days too. Tell your husband that his photo is absolutely amazing!!! I'm showing my kids. And when you get done with your sweaters, I could always use a new one...wink, wink!!!
Sending a hug from PA!!!

annemarie said...

I am drooling over those tomatoes - tomatoes are an all-time favorite of mine. The sweater for you daughter is going to be beautiful - what a wonderful gift.

jojo-caramel said...

Beautiful tomatoes! I haven't been very lucky this year. But I had more luck with geraniums. I bought them tiny for the first time (after reading one of your post) and they are wonderful! Hugs xo

Twiggy said...

Fab tomatoes and what a super photo!!
Twiggy x

Terri Fisher said...

Wow! What a lot of tomatoes! So glad your garden yielded so well this summer. And that photo is outstanding...must be a nice new camera! Can't wait to see the finished sweater...enjoy these last few days of summer!

Sue said...

Your Hubby takes the most wonderful photos. Do you frame some of them?

Debbie said...

SADLY OUR TOMATOS DON`T LOOK AS GOOD AS YOURS!
WE HAD TOO MUCH RAIN THIS SUMMER!

DEBBIE MOSS

Handmade in Israel said...

That moon photo is truly incredible... but, please can you knit me a sweater like your daughter's one too?? Pretty please? (What a lucky girl she is!)

Jen said...

That moon is amazing! So are those tomatos! We're just starting to get a few warmer days around here. Mind you the rain won't stop for long enough to get out in the garden! Looking forward to our own crop soon!

Louise said...

That must be some camera! The moon shot is, very aptly out of this world. I often look up at the moon, to discover the face I used to look for as a child. x

Jenn Maruska said...

Oh, next summer I'd like to have tomatoes, too. Now that we have a little one, I've got the gardening bug. : )
Hope you've had a great summer!