There are now only 40 hours remaining until Maryland Sheep and Wool! The weather is supposed to be 70 degrees F and partly cloudy--perfect, to my way of thinking! I can wear one of my shawls. Last year it was pretty warm for wool.
I have been knitting and spinning a little, but mostly I have been focused on my garden, which is very nearly done. I didn't want to clutter my Fiber Arts Friday post with too many gardening photos, so I thought I'd add a post about the garden now, just to get it out of the way!
The new fence was up this past Friday, and I spent a few days getting everything in order before taking photos.
The neighbor's half-demolished shed is still there, but this fence is higher so I don't see it as well. The fence is made from red cedar, so it smells nice, and it is all sorts of different yellows and reds. And, now I have a real gate with a real latch. I love it! I'm going to find a small lean-to kit to hide the garbage can and wheelbarrow.
Vegetables on the left, herbs on the right, cat enjoying some 'nip in the middle.
I like it all so much, I might even take my spinning wheel out on calm days, and spin outside. I have a giant umbrella for the table, because the backyard is sunny about 10 hours a day. I need to get some wind chimes to help dampen the noise from the alley and other, louder neighbors. Other than that and a few more plants to put in the ground, it's about done!
Now, I'll have a lovely place to take pictures of my WIPs and spinning projects.
Remember Petunia? She was fixed a few months ago, and has gotten downright fat. I tried to measure her ... it took a few tries.
I am going to post my WIPs on Friday, then it's going to be all about the festival ... I'm going to stock up on sock yarn and silly, bling-y stitch markers, stitch holders .... oh, and I need a good set of sock blockers, and some shawl pins ... I'm getting giddy just thinking about it!