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May 23, 2008

From Sally — A Garden Full of Joy

Filed under: Sally's Ode to Joy — surly @ 6:14 pm

The weather has been dreary here in Washington for much of the spring — we’ve had lots and lots of rain, but few days of clear blue skies and warm sun. Today, however, was glorious. In celebration, I cleaned up the porch off the library. It has a lovely view and is in range of our wireless network. Yay!

The other good news is that I’ve been able to do a little more knitting. I’ve now finished part of each front of my Ode to Joy short jacket. Short is the operative word — as written, this sweater is only 18″ long in the size small.

I have a couple of ideas on how to lengthen it an inch or two. It’s not a rush, given that I can only knit a few rows a day.

So, in the meantime, I’m enjoying what is in bloom. My wisteria:

A bell-shaped Clematis:

What’s this? My Little Assistant is here for a visit?

He and my Big Assistant love the grass.

We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend.!


  1. Sally! The wisteria are spectacular and your home is gorgeous. The brick arches are beautiful! Nice progress on the jacket considering your few-rows-a-day limitations. I really love those buttons.

    Comment by Marie — May 23, 2008 @ 8:32 pm

  2. OMG! Those flowers are fantastic! They are absolutely beautiful!!! and I love your porch ~ lots of lovely places to curl up and knit.

    Comment by Michelle — May 23, 2008 @ 8:49 pm

  3. Oh, your wisteria is just breathtaking – that’s one plant I have never been able to persuade to play with me – beautiful!

    And I love your porch – it looks so inviting…

    Comment by Deirdre — May 23, 2008 @ 9:51 pm

  4. Beautiful! I love the wisteria.

    Comment by Michele with one L — May 23, 2008 @ 9:54 pm

  5. What a lovely garden! Everything looks so lush after all the rain.

    Comment by technikat — May 23, 2008 @ 11:47 pm

  6. Wow. I’d never leave that garden. Beautiful!

    Comment by Soo — May 24, 2008 @ 4:14 am

  7. From Susan — I love the new furniture — the other umbrella would have been too big for the space.

    Comment by lv2knit — May 24, 2008 @ 9:55 am

  8. Can I come live with you? I promise I won’t get into the stash.

    Comment by Lisa — May 24, 2008 @ 1:03 pm

  9. Hey, Sally! Great to see you’re back knitting some – the jacket fronts are spectacular. And the buttons! Excellent combination. What double decrease are you using? I like its nubblyness (if that’s a word). Keep on healing and knitting! Mike

    Comment by Mike Smith — May 25, 2008 @ 9:02 am

  10. Sally- The wisteria is glorious- I wish we had smell-o-vision.

    Noogies to the doggies!

    Comment by Lorraine — May 25, 2008 @ 10:25 am

  11. I love your Wisteria. Here in NC ours has come and gone.

    Comment by Julie — May 25, 2008 @ 10:09 pm

  12. your yarn and house look so beautiful!

    Comment by kathleen — May 28, 2008 @ 6:14 pm

  13. Thanks for sharing those beautiful photos. The Wisteria…

    Comment by Judy — May 29, 2008 @ 2:40 pm

  14. Oh, wow! Each picture is more lovely than the last. That is,until you get to the assistant. Verrry cute, indeed.

    Comment by Karen B. — May 31, 2008 @ 8:35 pm

  15. You have an amazing and well behaved wisteria.
    How do you do that? Every one I have ever had
    is just too wild and out of control. Much trimming
    and cutting did not tame it. Do you have a secret?
    Lovely house too.

    Comment by Ahrisha — June 3, 2008 @ 3:19 pm

  16. I absolutely love your little assistant!!

    Comment by All Twisty Knits — June 5, 2008 @ 4:35 pm

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