Tuesday, June 19, 2007

What grows in your garden?

My dad and I planted a garden on the side of my house this spring. I've been wanting to do this for the past two years, but something always got in the way of our plans. Not this year! We finally did it. We have tomato plants, yellow squash, cucmbers, radishes, green beans, watermelon (dad's idea - we'll see) and some herbs. It's been a ton of fun watching everything grow and a great project to spend time with my dad on. He's a Mississippi country boy afterall.

Look at that cucumber!

And those radishes-

Yellow bell peppers -

(gasp!) Rowan Felted Tweed (shade 155)!

Rowan Polar (shade 654)!

Filatura Di Crosa Nilo in color 50!

Rowan Calmer (shade 476)!

Sigh. It's a nice fantasy. These are actually some of my finds from the Black Sheep Knittery sale in May. There has been very little knitting going on here lately. Hopefully that will change soon. Here's an update on the grey sweater:

The back, one side of the front and a sleeve are done. It's growing. Very slowly.


Madge said...

So this is how Annette's garden grows! Very cool post. Your veggie garden looks so happy. And you're making good headway on your sweater. Good fixin's for the summer!

mary said...

Your kinda garden is the best IMHO! When you start growing silk, please give me a shoot of it so I can put it in my garden. The grey sweater is coming along slowly but very nicely.

amanda said...

Very clever, I giggled when I went from bell peppers to Rowan Tweed :)

jillian said...

What an incredible use of that space! It looks like its doing very well, too!

Loved how you stashed the yarn in there. A great stash photo opportunity. You know what's weird? I think I got that same shade of Nilo at BSK - only at a big sale they had at least a year ago, I think more!

mehitabel said...

Great garden! Maybe I need to borrow your dad to help me with mine, since my dad is currently doing his gardening in Massachusetts! And oh, if we could only grow yarn that way. Love the idea! Great pics!