life with a chronic disease and a really big yarn stash
Knitting in the garden
Yesterday was a quiet day for me; I was recovering from the long days in the heat at the alpaca ranch last weekend and had entered basic slug mode. What could be better than to take some finishing tasks out to the garden swing to finish off. 🙂
Luckily it was a nice day. All my flowers in pots continue to bloom like champions. Both cats moved out to hang with me. I started the sprinkler on the lawn which always draws birds. There was a lot of wildlife that stopped by to entertain me. OK, since I was bored I snapped some shots. Here they are!
By noon is was getting too hot to stay outside. My mitts were done and the wildlife was disappearing. The cats and I headed inside.
Woohoo! Time to knit the Drachenfels shawl. I’m making progress on it and hope to show it off at the end of the week.
I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled kittens. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a serious rare autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis along with Sjogren's Disease and fibromyalgia.
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13 thoughts on “Knitting in the garden”
We live right by the woods and have a TON of those spiders and their giant webs all over. That squirrel is no joke! He looks like he would cut you in a second.
Yay to showing off your Drachenfels! I can’t wait to see more of it!
I was afraid that he might jump on me at one point, and then he headed down the tree trunk. Luckily I had the cat there to clear him out for me. 🙂
Love your photos, as always 🙂
The butterfly was the hardest!
Congrats on the wildlife shots
With my phone!
What an interesting morning with lovely visitors 🙂 I look forward to seeing your shawl. x
I’m making good progress when the cats let me knit.
It must be so much fun but sometimes frustrating trying to knit with cats around. Did you ever read the ladybird book Smoke and Fluff as a child? It was one of my favourites and they get up to all sorts of mischief including winding the wool all around the tea table legs with the obvious result! 🙂
I don’t know that book. My boys do get up to lots of trouble with the knitting. Mostly they reach a point where they decide I must give them attention and there will be NO MORE KNITTING! Slashing and yarn chomping occur as they move onto the knitting while purring madly. At that point I have to put it away. 😦
Oh dear, they certainly know how to get your attention!! x
Lovely post! Made me feel like I was sitting outside with you. And those mitts–that yarn is gorgeous!!
It’s 20% cashmere too!