Thursday, November 7, 2013

A bit of good, a bit of bad

I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that 10 days after planting them, my zucchini seeds look like this:

I have never had this much success with seeds before! This weekend I'm going to buy some more dirt and put some of them in some bigger pots and some of them in the garden. Soon (fingers crossed) there should be zucchinis for everyone! I even made zucchini fritters for lunch to celebrate, I was that excited. (yes, I recognise that is ridiculous. But still! Zucchinis!)

The other good news is that I finally picked a border for my Serenity blanket. I'm using Bee Stitch because I thought it looked very pretty on the Yarn Harlot's blanket.

The bad news is bad news for the blanket, though. I'm not sure if it's because of the cotton or the cabling or the weight of the blanket on my needles but I can't knit for more than a few minutes before my right hand starts seizing up. I don't want to cause any permanent damage so I keep stopping and resting and icing and it is taking forever to get any progress on this blanket done.

I've got four weeks till the baby is due and I am probably 65% of the way through. Unless this hand thing magically goes away, I think this is going to be a very close call!


  1. I somehow read this wrong and thought you were having a baby, then wondered how I'd missed that news!

    Your zucchini's look great! I just put seedlings in this year as I left it too late to plant them. I did plant beans the other day though and am looking forward to seeing if they come up.

  2. Oh - the above comment has linked to an incorrect email.. I wondered why it asked me to create a blogger profile when I already have one!

    1. Good to hear from you! It does look funny having the 'Renae' there without the little red bird next to it…

      I can see how it reads like I am knocked up (not very good writing from me…), but no! That would deserve a few posts on its own. You'll have to post photos of your beans. I'm a novice at growing veggies and it's all really exciting and new for me. I love photos of gardens filled with growing green stuff :)