Hello! Happy Wednesday! I hope you’ll join me (aka keep me accountable!) in my new endeavor here-“works-in-progress wednesday”-as a replacement for Ginny’s Yarn Along which ended a couple weeks ago. I think my knitting was greatly improved or at least furthered because of Ginny’s Wednesday link-up (many many thanks to her for all those years of Yarn Alongs!). I could join a yarn along on another blog, but I feel a bit weird just jumping in somewhere else–like a yarn bully, ha! So here I’ll stay & attempt to keep my own knitting & other projects going. If you’d like to join me, please leave me either a link to your own blog in the comments or just a comment telling me what you’re up to this week & I promise to head over to your blog and/or reply to your comment. xx
I am currently knitting a pair of short trousers with suspenders (overalls-a Debbie Bliss pattern) for Harmon in (yes, again!) Quince & Co Chickadee, colorway Belize. I’ve bought this color sooooo many times Quince might as well just change the name to Bodeker Blue. 😉 Coralee & I moved most of our seedlings outside onto the newly-spring-cleaned 3-season porch on Sunday (thank you, Brian, for helping me set up the porch!). I love how the stems and underside of the leaves of our German Pink tomato seedlings have a hint of purple. I cannot wait to eat a garden fresh tomato in a few months.
Coralee dug a few purple violets from the yard & potted them up for me. Another big thanks to my eldest for always doing so much to make our house a home!
Harmon is looooving the porch. Also this orange golf ball he found outside on Sunday. He has slept with it every night & nap since Sunday. Must be a good ball.
He’s very much into getting in & out of this kid-sized Adirondack chair my uncle Ron made for Coralee when she was a toddler. He also is working on going in & out of the porch door to the house. It’s one step, but it’s giving him trouble going back out–he tries to just walk right off it like a plank into the ocean.
Rubrubrubrub RUB the face. We’re also deep deep deep in the midst of working with our pediatrician to figure out what on earth Harmon can eat & can’t eat. Allergies, intolerances, auto immune disorders, weight loss, failure to thrive…this has been our life practically since birth & it continues…
I thought his issues were only food-related, but after spending several hours outside Sunday afternoon on the lawn (but around the cats & chickens & dogs & not up in the carrier), his arms and torso flared considerably & his nose & eyes became green-goo infested. Poor hobbit, he cannot win it seems! We are most definitely a work-in-progress.
(Above photo of Harmon taken during a brief, glorious few days of no allergy/intolerance-issues early last week! He was so genial & happy! All the work we’re doing to manage whatever it is he has going on is worth it, I know.)
Hope you’ll join us here on a future works-in-progress wednesday sometime soon!