I'll take Potpourri for $500, Alex!
First up, a Pot Garden update.
Most of my stuff has come and gone. The okra's still doing well but there's a big-ass orb spider living on the plant, so I've kind of let it go. Ha ha.
I'm waiting for these bad boys to get red:
Next up, some FOs.
Some simple stockinette anklets that I'll wear around the house this winter. This was the other skein of Lorna's Laces (Mixed Berries) that matched my Ringwood
Gloves from late last winter.
I also finished this sweater last week as well.
Lion Brand Jiffy in "Fisherman"
I liked this sweater. But I've always been a big fan of top-down knit sweaters.
What I'm not too fond of is the puckering where the collar meets the edge of the sweater. I should have added some more stitches as I hit the neckline I suppose.
The only mod I made was adding a button and buttonhole. Not sure I like it. Maybe as winter progresses I'll change my mind!
But I do love the lace inset on the back!
Finally, like many of my fellow
east coasters, at 2pm I felt my first Lower 48 earthquake.
As the building started to sway (I work on the 5th floor) was "Hmm, that's a bit disconcerting."
My second thought was that our old building was finally just collapsing. It's not like it's condemned, but it's not the nicest building.
When I finally thought "Oh, earthquake!" I grabbed my purse and keys and fled the building. Which is pretty stupid to do while the building is still shaking.
We were only evacuated for a half hour or so.
The whole thing was a real eye opener. I learned that:
1. I need to bone up on my earthquake reactionary skills;
2. Brick/concrete buildings are scary during earthquakes; and
3. We gotta get the hell out of New Jersey, this place is SO not prepared for earthquakes.
The biggest thing I've noticed about living out here is the complacency of a lot of people.
"Oh we don't get tornadoes here!"
And then a tornado touches down in Brooklyn.
Or "We don't get earthquakes!"
And of course today's event happens.
I don't care where the Bezes eventually land, but when we do, our house will be made of flexible wood and we will have a tornado shelter/basement.
Before I leave, let me keep it light--tomorrow the new Knitcircus
goes live. Fall and sweaters are right around the corner!!!
Labels: 2011 FOs, New Jersey, Pot Garden