What yarn diet?

I recently quit my job to be a stay at home mom, so that means we will have less money overall and especially for yarn. I figured the logical thing to do would be to buy yarn before I couldn’t anymore, so the yarn diet has taken a small hiatus.  I got some beautiful yarn from knitterly things.

I especially love the grey, black and pink skein. Grey, and pink are two of my colors. That skein is called Verbena. The one to the right with the blue in it is called Love Stinks (Yeah, Yeah).  I also have some Malabrigo that I bought off of Ravelry that should arrive in a few days. I also bought a skein of Swans Island Organic Merino fingering. That yarn is already being knit into a shawl and I forgot to take a pciture of it.

Last night we had a really strong storm come through. Our county was under a tornado watch. I don’t believe there was any damage in our city but the weather cooled down and everything looks clean and beautiful today. So I went out and took some pictures of our plants.

This is the new lemon tree. Its quite small but its already growing lemons. I dont know if thats a good thing or not. I would prefer the tree put its energy into becoming a healthy strong tree rather than making fruit as a little tree.


This is a picture of the peach tree. It has the prettiest little pink flowers on it. Its hard to see in the picture.


This is the actual size of the peach tree. Its probably at least 6 feet tall. Its still just a stick really but its growing leaves.


This is the green bell pepper plant. If you look closely you can see the little baby peppers growing. There are at least four. I havent closely inspected it for more though. We are going to build some planters this weekend so the veggies can have a more permanent home.


Here is my baby, the okame cherry tree. It doesnt look like much, but if you saw it when I got it in the mail you would understand. When it came in the mail it was just a stick with roots. The roots were wrapped in wet newspaper. No dirt or anything just a tree in newspaper. I was worried that it wouldn’t grow. The buds are growing leaves now and Im very excited about it.


This is the actual size of the Okame. Its maybe about two feet but its hanging in there.

These are some pictures of the beautiful sky after the storm. I’m not an outdoorsy person by any stretch of the imagination but days like this just make me feel like hiking or biking, but then the sneezing starts and the allergies have me running indoors.

There hasn’t been much knitting today but some days thats ok, especially if you can take your kids outside and let them blow some bubbles.

Life is good!