Friday, April 14, 2023

Making Headway

 My dress is coming along.  I have completed the split front & back sections that allow for the side pockets to be inserted later, so when I get home from work tonight I will be able to rejoin the front & back and crochet until it's the right length.  For me, that means knee-length.  The designer says that her dress in the pattern photos was about 56 rows long.  So that's my approximate goal.  Since I am short, it may be less.  

I can't wait for this project to be done!  Both so that I can wear it, but also so I can move onto another project.  I'm tempted to add the sleeves & pockets on before the pattern calls for it, just so that I just have the length to worry about. But right now the mindless crocheting is a welcome part of the project.  

The weather here in Upstate NY is getting warm.  As usual for Rochester, we have snow one day and 70 degrees the next.  I'm looking forward to getting my garden going for the summer.  I love planning and starting the gardening, but the later work I sometimes struggle with.  This summer I will be prepared to get in there and weed and dress the soil and all that fun stuff.  I bought gardening overalls just for this purpose.  They are pink, with knee pad inserts, from Duluth Trading Company.  I hope I picked the right size.  But I can't wait for them to arrive next week so I can get started on my planting.  I have yet to start the seeds indoors, which is how I like to begin.  But with the warmer temperatures, I think they will be safe to start in our sunroom with the warmer days.  I've been putting it off because I didn't have anywhere with daylight that was warm enough at night during the earlier spring.   I plan to grow tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, beans, peas, carrots, raddishes, squash, pumpkin, eggplant, zucchini, lettuces, basil, oregano, mint, watermelon, and probably some other things I can't think of right now.  I bought 2 garden beds from Costco to do Squarefoot gardening, and I have grow bags to grow potatoes, and patio planters to grow the spreading plants like squash & pumpkins.  

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