Piled higher and deeper…

I woke up this morning, and realized that I hadn’t done my homework. Sounds like a bad high school nightmare, doesn’t it? But high school was long ago, and my homework was very manageable at breakfast.

swatch cake

Three swatches for Knitting Tips and Tricks with Lily Chin at the TKGA Show. I’ve always wanted to take a class with Lily, and the last time I tried, the class was sold out before I could register. This time it worked out, and I’m glad it did. She’s an excellent teacher, and I now have a bunch of new techniques, including a new cast on, a new bind off, and a better buttonhole. And the answer to “what happens when you run out of yarn in your long tail cast on?”


Thanks, Lily!

Friday I had a load of fine hemlock bark mulch delivered. I’ve never done this before, so I wasn’t sure how much to get. The expensive part is the delivery, so I ordered 3 cubic yards instead of 2 since it didn’t cost that much more. Looks manageable, right?

mulch pile 2

Maybe it depends on how you look at it. (I’ve already taken off about a foot from the outside, because it was getting run over by cars.)

mulch pile

I weeded the front and side beds yesterday, and we spread some of it this evening. There’s still about half the pile out there; I may have over-bought. But we haven’t done the left side of the flowerbed yet. I’ll put it all…somewhere. Just deeper!

11 responses to “Piled higher and deeper…

  1. “May have” overbought, indeed. It’s a mulch tsunami!

  2. Love the idea of homework knitting! Then you have to do it… or else!!! Good for you!

    Glad you found new yarn for your baby sweater, it makes a BIG difference as the Debbie Bliss looks great! Keep up the great blog!

  3. You confused me! The first thing I thought when I read the title was “ooh, PhD comics“. I think my brain has been taken over by memes, and just can’t think straight 🙂

  4. I have heard the Lily Chin’s classes are not to be missed! Love the picture of you two..you both look great. As for the mulch pile, well, great minds think alike. Only our pile is composted dairy manure ( no weed seeds!) and we buy a full unit every spring and cover just about everything _ including ourselves 😛

  5. are you going to TKGA today? e and I are going in the a.m., probably while you’re at church!

  6. Sounds like the best kind of homework! Glad the class was great – I’m jealous.

    We have to buy mulch and were going back and forth about how much to order…but I think its better to over order than under!

  7. Sounds like a fabulous class…anything to prevent the “pull it out and start it over” protocol I use for botched long tail cast ons is worth every penny!!

    We just rebarked, too! It makes such a difference! Look at all your pretty bleeding hearts! 🙂

  8. Busy weekend for you! Gardening and a class with Lily! Awesome!!

  9. That’s my kind of homework!!! I never buy enough mulch!

  10. Wow! Did you and Lily plan your colors? I am so jealous!

  11. When we have to order bark, we need 15 yards! OMGosh I hate that day when it’s delivered b/c it means so much work for us!