During what I think was my first visit to another person’s home since mid-March, my friend Barbara gave me some wound sock yarn that she no longer wanted. During her sock-making efforts, she hadn’t been feeling like the Fearless Knitter she is — the repeated laddering was vexing her.
The ball bands were missing, so I’m afraid I don’t know the yarn type although I’m pretty sure it’s KnitPicks’ Felici. The colorways may be discontinued, so I don’t know the names. Barbara herself gave the orange/blue/black/white combo the perfect name: Allsorts, named after the colorful licorice candy.
In other “news,” I’m delighted with my garden. Of course, this is how people have been feeding themselves for millenia, but it’s my first time, so I’m entitled to be a bit giddy, right? Check out these early radishes from June and this week’s golf ball-sized tomatoes.
In addition to enjoying the food, I’m learning (did you know that there are male and female squash blossoms? me neither!), practicing patience, and making notes for next year. I’ve got all sorts of ideas.
What’s striking your fancy this summer?