Wednesday WIPs

I am in love with my current WIP. The yarn is scrumptious and I love the texture. I’m ready to start the raglan increases. I’m excited, because I may actually be able to wear this soon! Just keep knitting…

I did a little research, and confirmed my suspicions that my garden is a microclimate. It is a south facing garden enclosed in concrete, which heats up quickly and releases the heat more slowly overnight. With this knowledge, I decided to go ahead and plant my seedlings. We did purchase a tarp to put over the garden when the overnight temps go lower than 40 degrees, which it is supposed to do Friday.

I saw a calendula sprout this morning when I was watering. It made me happy. We have so many peas sprouting up! I also planted strawberries on the other side of the garden where I have wanted strawberries since we moved in. I thinned the kale seedlings, and boy were they happy I did that. The survivors grew visibly overnight! I’ve got arugula/rocket popping up, too.

Kids are coming this weekend to help us dig out tree stumps and turn the far end of the garden. We’ll add some soil and maybe a little sand, and plant my flax garden there. I planted indigo and madder close to the end, and will plant some tansy seeds as well. I’m excited for my little dye garden.

That’s really all I’ve been working on. I want to cast on some socks for Bob and sew another raglan dress, but I have my monthly felt piece to finish first! It’s almost May! Yikes!

7 thoughts on “Wednesday WIPs

  1. Exciting. I think I saw the same jumper on Grocery Girls instagram this morning. It is a pretty yoke pattern. Do you have issues with pigeons where you live? I have to protect pea shoots from the wood pigeons as they munch them all if I’m not careful.

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  2. Looking great, the garden and the sweater! I am putting the rest of the cool season stuff out Saturday, and I can’t wait. Watering 15 trays of seedlings was getting old! We are expecting 10 days of pretty nice weather (60-70) so I think I’m going to plant the carrots and beets this weekend too. 🧑‍🌾

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