By popular request, here is one of the yarn things I bought. I still need to call and order stuff from the West Coast.
I bought this set from Expression Fiber Arts. It’s called Romantic Morning Hues, 50% Merino Wool, 50% Mulberry Silk, “pearlescent fingering,” the total of 2200 yards.
Now I have no idea what to make with it. I literally bought it because I thought it was pretty. I am kind of thinking a cardigan. I rarely make something for myself that’s not a shawl, simply because the shawls are super easy to knit. I think I would like a cardigan, but I am open to other suggestions.
Some quick answers:
Electric mower: eGo Brand. I think it’s this one, but it might not be that exact model.
This is my mowing handiwork from yesterday.
As you can see, it’s very dry, but all of this was done on a single charge. The battery lasts anywhere from 20-30 minutes, depending on conditions. When we were mowing when it was very wet and grass was overgrown, we only got 20 minutes out of it. If you have a large yard, I recommend getting a second battery. They charge fast, so you can have one charging while mowing and swap them.
This is an overgrown area of the backyard. The grass is about 2 feet at the tallest. This was done with the mower.
Gordon weed-eated the front and the sides and he was going to take a whack at this patch as well, but we ended up quitting. First, it was very hot, and second, our mail dude broke down in front of our front door. His transmission went out, and by the time we went in and out of AC and brought him water, etc, we both were like, “We’re done, this is a mission for a later day.”
The same brand also makes lawn trimmers. Let me count the way I love this lawn trimmer. I love it so, so much. It’s light, it doesn’t stink, it starts up with a button, oh and there is this.
It loads itself. Muhahahaha!
So, why am I so passionate about lawn tools. We lived on-post when Gordon was in the Army, and the post is very strict about grass height and general appearance of your yard in base housing. When he was in the field, I learned to mow and trim, etc. and I actually enjoy it. 🙂 There is something very satisfying about getting the lawn to look nice and then drinking a cold drink while surveying your handiwork.
And that is it for today.