This morning, in the garden I wandered with a cup of coffee, light low, and sheep grazing behind me. Sometimes I feel like I get myself in a bit of a funk over various things (life, eh?), and I need to remind myself of all the good. The good is the garden, the animals, the fiber, friends, love, family, light in the morning, and simply, a cup of coffee sometimes.
The garden is lush and green. Mystery squash is almost taking over, you can barely see my basil plants! And the potatoes and onions in the background are tempting me daily to dig a bit, take a peek at what's below ground.
And a sometimes too, with the knitting, I need to go back to basics. Simple.
Let the yarn (Mountain Colors Goat, and Tierra Wools Organic Churro) be simply, knitting, not fancy (lengthwise garter stitch scarf).
And, then things sometimes make you breathe in a little with wonder when you see them for the first time.
Mystery squash! Big, green, striped....solid? Cross pollinated mystery sqaush? Strange heirloom variety unknown to me before (yes, I did randomly plant my garden without plant markers this year, I'm crazy like that)?
Urban Aran (cardigan modifications planned) started too (thanks Magatha for the pattern). Mystery tweedy-heathered dark navy blue wool, bulky weight, gave me gauge the first time, I knew it was meant to be.
I wonder if I should dig out the old cardi that needs seaming first...
And, whatever she may be, this squash plant is happy. Very happy. Many, many mystery squashes on the vines, now, lets hope they taste good!