Along with the cherries, I also bought a watermelon - maybe I'm finally feeling the fruit now that we're experiencing summer heat? Any case, it's good!
We got the plants from our recent Farmer's Market expedition potted. Not only were the plants dirt cheap (3 for $10), but we recently discovered that our local grocery store (HEB) carries nice pots at great prices - much cheaper than the garden centers:
The plant in the big blue pot is some sort of succulent - I think it's so pretty! It's supposed to have a white flower later in the summer. The other two plants (in the smaller blue pot and the burnt orange pot) are ornamental garlic and should continually flower. Oh - check out the moss growing around the slate tile of the patio...it was a VERY wet spring!
Synchronized cat train:
Dare I think that they were nicely sharing Jeff? Or more likely, was it a case of copycat (haha) - if you do this, then I'll do it? They are entertaining, I'll give you that.
Paco's turn - he says cats can't get all of the blog attention. I stayed up late knitting, and usually when I do that, he puts himself to bed in his crate, huffing and puffing, like "I can't believe you are making me do this all by myself" - yes, my dog is the one who actually likes for you to put him to bed, locked crate door and all. The other night, though, he went with Jeff when he went to bed...and this is what I walked into:
His head on the pillow slays me - dogs and babies...they're cute when they're asleep!
I finished the other half of that garish pair of clown socks. Not gonna lie - glad I'm done with this project. While I learned a lot (toe up, fish lips kiss heel), the entire time I was knitting them I kept thinking "why oh why did I buy this yarn?!" And to make it worse, I put them in my car yesterday morning to get them to dry quickly, and the sun actually faded the colors!!! Ugly just got even uglier - see for yourself:
I've already started a new pair, using beautiful Malabrigo sock yarn. I love the color, I love the feel of the yarn, and this is a good reminder that for me, knitting is as much about the process as it is the end product. I haven't made a lot of yarn mistakes, but I've definitely learned from this one...life is too short to knit with bad yarn!
Have a great weekend!