Slogging along

Every time I knit a triangular shawl I remember why I hate knitting them -- these long rows at the end are maddening. Stoles, besides being a better choice in general for me, have the tedium of length but at least it is easy to measure progress.

So here is where I am today with Aeolian -- about 9 rows from the end. And that will take at least 2 days.

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Look closely and you will see that I substituted an 8/0 bead -- the rest are 11/0 and smaller -- for the nupps in this last part. No more nupps for me!

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We have the garden almost completely planted. We mostly buy our seedlings locally but occasionally we are unable to locate a variety that we really want to try so we order them. Like these hot yellow peppers that we got from Burpee. I didn't know we could buy seedlings from them but they have a fair variety available and they ship them in these plastic packs so they really do not get damaged. Yes, I know, plastic bad. But still...

As you can see Spike is intrigued --

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And finally look who has been visiting our lilacs -- a hummingbird! This is a quick shot and not the best --

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