Like the garden...
I guess one could say I've dabbled in vegetable gardening since the kids were born, but this is my third year of "serious" gardening. The garlic is up, carrots are sprouting away, and the tomatoes (that I started from seed!!!!) seem to be managing fairly well despite the cool Spring we've been having up here. I even spotted a few baby tomatoes out there this morning!
As I mentioned last time, I've also gotten pretty obsessed with cross stitching over the past few weeks. Cross stitch is a bit of a vixen though. It beguiles you with it's seemingly manageable size and all-round cuteness, so that you don't immediately realize what a MASSIVE time-suck it can be. Stitching all those little x's takes TIME, my friends!
Also known as a Citron Grand, which I'm knitting out of 1300 yards of laceweight. It's going to make a great Christmas gift, and goodness knows I knew what I was getting myself into when I pulled those 3 balls of Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace out of the stash, but MAN. I've been relying heavily on my runner training, trying to suck it up and keep slogging along, telling myself that each row is one row closer to the finish line, and you know what?
Not unlike 'round about the 15th kilometer in a half-marathon, my pep talks are starting to feel like total and complete bullsh*t. I'm never going to be done. This mind-numbing, soul-crushing torture is just going to go on (and on) (and ON) forever.