First off, thanks to everyone for your incredibly kind comments on Rambling Rose. Seriously, you all made my week. And it was a good week to feel the blog love. The sister/roommate has been gone all week in Boston which has been very hard. I mean, I haven’t been able to watch any of the television shows we watch together. The fauxVo is bursting with fun new shows, we have 3 Netflix DVDs sitting on the counter, and I am stuck knitting to “Child Star Confidential” on E!…it’s gotten that bad. It’s not just the TV though, I miss her too. Come home Kara!
I don’t think I have ever mentioned Dennis before. Dennis lives next door. His real name is not Dennis. That’s just what we call him. It’s Dennis as in “Dennis the Menace”. He got this name the first day we moved in, when his little blond head popped over the fence and said in the best “Oh Mr. WIIIILson” voice I have ever heard, “Are you my new neighbors??!?” He asked us questions about us being sisters and we thought “oh what a cute precocious little kid”. Think again. In the year we have lived here he earned his nickname.
“Have you seen my SNAKE?”
“Yeah. I think he is in your yard.”
“You have a snake??!?”
“Yeah, can I look through your bushes?”
Oh that was a fun day. He didn’t find the snake in my yard but not to worry, he had another pet snake so he was not too heartbroken.
Our neighbors have this tree that produces a lot of fruit and hangs over our driveway. Last weekend Kara walked outside and saw that all of a sudden there was fruit everywhere. She audibly commented to herself something like “where did all this come from.” That’s when Dennis called out “oh, my brother and I are hitting them”. Kara looks around and not seeing anyone in the area she looks up. There he is, Dennis, chilling in the branches of the tree helping to launch the fruit on our driveway. Oh Dennis. He is too much sometimes. We think his Dad heard Kara talking about the mess so they picked up the fruit and put it in a pile on our driveway. Why they didn’t just throw it away I will never know. Well that was last week. When I came home today this is what it looked like:
He also likes to talk to me while I am watering my garden. “What are you DOING?” “Watering my plants.” “Why?” “Because They need water to grow?” “Oh. Did you know it’s my birthday on Saturday?” “No. How old are you?” “7…gotta go!”
Speaking of my garden, here is a peek at how it is doing:
Isn’t that fun? The girl who can’t keep a house plant alive has a thriving vegetable garden. The trellis makes it look legit I think. I have tomatoes, beans, carrots, peas, onions, cucumber, squash, and watermelon. I am new to this whole gardening thing but it sure is fun. My teacher, the tomato king, tells me my tomatoes look better then his…the TOMATO king! I can’t wait for my first harvest. Just as long as something turns out I will be happy.
Finally, I started a new project. The Somewhat Cowl by Knit and Tonic. Here is a preview. I am using a smaller weight yarn then the pattern calls for so I am trying to work out how to compensate for my much higher row gauge (oddly, I got stitch gauge). I love this sweater for it’s elegant simplicity. Should be fun…
The following 8 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
Your garden looks fantastic! I’m very envious!
Oooh, I didn’t plant any tomatoes this year so I’m looking at yours with tomato-lust.
I totally know Matthew is going to grow up JUST like that kid…oh, what we have to look forward to!
Your garden looks fantastic! So multi-talented…
I keep wanting to plant a veggie garden but I can hardly keep my potted plants from shrivelling away.
Oh dear. I hope that boy moves before he becomes a teenager!
Your garden looks wonderful…may it be full of good fruits.
sounds just like the little boy and girl who live next door to me. they mean well really, but sometimes they just…well you know!
your garden looks fabulous. how exciting- better than the tomato king! would that make you the tomato queen?! good work! x
Have fun with the SC!! It is a fun knit. Think about doing the waist shaping, though–
I’m so jealous of your garden! 🙂
Your own Dennis the Menace – who knew you’d be living a comic strip! 🙂