I finished the lacy round cloth last night during the football game that I'd rather not talk about and which I turned off at the lightning break. I'm suffering from a late-summer cold or allergies this week, so I didn't need much prodding to hit the hay, and while I know miracles can happen, they're not likely to happen in the pre-season. ; ) The photo is where I started. It's such a quick knit and so pretty! Even DH said that it was too pretty to use as a dishcloth. ; ) I'll definitely make more, and maybe even keep one for myself!
I shared the Roasted Tomato Sauce recipe with my "supplier" the other day and she sent over a sack of tomatoes along with a lonely green pepper yesterday -- and two pints of canned pears. I've got onions and garlic on the list and I'll be roasting more sauce tonight! Jody, Amy Lu -- how did your sauce turn out? Anyone else cooking up sauce lately? Are you playing with it? What's happening in your kitchen?
I'm feeling a little scattered and at loose ends. Thank you for your input regarding the sock -- I think I will stop being so fussy. ; ) Susan suggested that I finish them and if the variation still bothers me, to dye them. That's a most excellent idea!
Sock and dishcloth knitting will see me through the week and the holiday weekend -- practically mindless, not too hard to screw up, very portable. I have Friday rather than Wednesday off this week -- Maddy's first day of school! DH & I have plans to buy lumber, use tools, and finally build the pergola/bench seats/planter boxes/trellis thing over the deck. I'll have to remember to take pictures along the way -- this is going to be a fun project and will make such a difference! One or both of us will also be helping Ali move into her dorm on Sunday -- school is only a half-hour away (commuting distance, really, but this moving into a dorm thing is okay I guess), so it won't even take a whole day, and that leaves three for home improvement.
Then I have got to buckle down and get to finishing some of what I've got going! I've never had such a problem with WIPs before.