Thursday, May 30, 2013
End of May-Waiting on a BIG Storm!
I finished a skein of plain BFL and it is on the blocker right now. I wanted to spin some yarn I can dye with indigo. I am not going to make a dye pot until I have consistent weather. This hot one day, cool the next, and lots of storms is not conducive to standing outside on the deck and dyeing.
I am having a terrible time with ticks this year. And my hollyhocks have some kind of "rust" fungus going on. According to the internet sites I looked at, I will have to dispose of the stalks and stems and debris around the sites this Fall. Then next Spring I have to start spraying a fungicide early on.
Other than all that everything else is good here. Aren't the flowers pretty? I love this kind of iris the best. The purple ones I found on the hillside and replanted them in the yard. The yellow iris was given by a friend and this is it's third home. The daylilies are getting buds, and they will be next. I got them in the same spot as the iris.
I am trying out a new pattern, but I am not in love with the yarn. I think after the scarf is finished I will overdye the whole thing if I don't like it. We will wait and see.
So end of May. Surely it will be hot and awful soon. So far it is pleasant and humid. I mowed the yard to get ready for the storms arriving. All I have to do is sit and knit or sew. Let it rain!
Enjoy the weekend. Be safe and keep looking up.