I can sure understand the frustration with the pests in the garden.tamarque said:Pulled out the Shetland Lace 'blanket' to show people and felt so sad seeing it unfinished with no new stock at the seller's. Wondering how long I can wait to see this project done. However, did move forward on a project in my typical haphazard manner. I always say I get into things ass backwards. Well have been playing with a lace sample swatch, using the Lace and Cable pattern that Ros sent some months back. Using a WEBS heavy worsted weight and kind of liked doing it so did a couple more repeats to see if it still felt interesting to me and it did. Have also been wanting another vest so the idea came to me to use this pattern for front panels and do a solid back with a bit of swing and center cable, or maybe even a 1 repeat of the pattern stitch. And using 2 different colors. It has been awhile since my creative genius decided to play so this feels pretty good. But we know what this means--there is only 1 or 2 balls of this color and even tho there is a bag of at least 20 balls, more of this dark teal will have to bought. Ain't that a shame!
Garden has been a growing frustration with all the rain and excessive heat. Lots of issues and then the damage that has become extreme. Lost almost all the beets, 2 kale plants, all the broccoli so no Fall side sprouts and some of the Fall lettuce. Snails are doing in the tomatoes before they even begin to turn so now know why I was not getting any. Some at the top of the plants are good and they leave the cherry tomatoes alone for some reason. Garden is always a challenge.
You could pick your large green tomatoes, they will ripen indoors, you just have to have them dry or they will rot.
I like to get a shallow box so they are only 1 layer & you can see when they are ripe or if he is spoiling. Here we have to do that all the time, most tomatoes don't ripen before the frosts come.