Its not a total absence of all excitement...I'm excited that Mr. Rabbit has left quite a few of the my new pea shoots intact (so far)...the grass seed has germinated and with the cool, damp weather the bare spots in the lawn are filling in nicely...the drastic pruning of all the shrubs in the front of the house is 70% complete...perennials to be shared with my sister have been dug, potted for transport and are off to their new home...ditto bare root roses for sharing with friends. New stairs for back porch, 'more than half done...primed and painted porch trim installed, freshly painted shutters on front of house - also back up...new window in en suite primed and painted. Gardening equipment purged, reconciled and ready for move to newly claimed potting bench. Gigantic photo/video/home movie/slide/35mm negative organization efforts well under way...purge of all household files nearing completion...archived tax and supporting documents purged and stored...Darling Daughter's new upholstered headboard built, primed, painted, padded, covered and installed...funeral-related thank you notes very close to finished.
Having the end in sight for so many things that have been languishing on the Household To Do List is VERY EXCITING INDEED.
New Yarn? Not so much. (Its alarming!)
I'm frogging the retro ribbed sock - my pudgy calf is making the train track ribs look more like geese flying in V formation. My gauge swatch was correct and the sock fits but I just don't like the way it looks. Besides I can tell I'm going to have more than enough yarn in the Tanis Fiber Arts fingering weight to make a nice generous and cozy pair so why put up with short and stretched? The ribbing will ensure than even with a looser fit they should stay up nicely and be able to go further up my leg. I've been using 2.25mm. I'll try again with 2.75's.
Just like my potted purple basil, my resolve to work on Tangled Yoke has withered. I think my knitting mojo might be just out of sight at the bottom of that knitting basket...there's still time to make it to the sale - maybe I'll just go take a peek and see if I can find it...