Sunday, June 07, 2009

Miscellaneous, with tomatoes

Maybe I can forgive my less-knowledgeable younger self. The squares for the Manos afghan have different row gauges, anywhere from 22 to 28 rows to 4". And yes, that first square with the most rows is the one with the 28 rows to 4". That makes me feel a little better. But the biggest row gauge is the staghorn cable square, not the light blue beaded rib square. I still haven't figured out what to do with the knot in the back of that staghorn cable square. The ends aren't long enough to undo the knot and weave them. I could pick out the row joining that square to the 4th one, and rip, do a felted join, then reknit and graft the squares back together.

I planted tomatoes today, finally (with much labor performed by my son and husband).

They're in Earth Boxes, which I have used for several years. They seem to work really well. This year I have cherry tomatoes, Better Boy, Celebrity, and Beefsteak tomatoes. I never can remember from year to year which varieties I've tried & which grew well, or which I preferred the flavor of. The large plant in the back box is either catnip or mint which survived the winter and started growing without any human intervention. The marker next to the stalk says catnip, but it smells minty.

The kids are in the kitchen (after 10 pm) baking a cake so their father will have something to eat for breakfast. Yes, really. What good children ;-). I don't suppose they'll wash those dishes, though

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