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Yarn Along: Ariana Catcher

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I'm linking up with Ginny for this week's Yarn Along.



Knitting: Ariana Shirt
I'm almost ready to knit the final rows of my summery shirt… just in time for fall! LOL. That's the way it goes, right?  
Pattern: Ariana Shell by Kathryn Ashley-Wright
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Pima Silk in colorway 5134

Reading: Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife by Peggy Vincent
There's a Little Free Library a few blocks from my workplace. I've driven past it numerous times but never checked it out. Last week I walked down there during my lunch break to see if it had any good books to offer. Baby Catcher caught my eye so I decided to give it a try. Oh my gosh - this book is SO good! Extremely entertaining and a little bit horrifying for someone who's never given birth. I highly recommend it! I almost want to write a thank you note to put in the Little Free Library to whomever dropped off the book.



What are you knitting/reading this week?



Garden Update: How Quickly Things Grow!

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Before we left for vacation in Montana, Christian and I spent a lot of time de-weeding the garden. We didn't have anyone come over to look after it while we were gone so we made sure it was in good shape when we left and then crossed our fingers. Thankfully, we had warm weather with lots of rain. I was shocked by how much the garden grew. 

Here is what the garden looked like when we left:



And 3 weeks later:


Corn stalks are taller than my head. Sunflowers are blooming. We have zucchini and beans up the wazoo. Tomatoes have climbed to the top of their cages. Garlic was harvested last night. Incredible! 

We planted annual rye grass as a cover crop in between the rows this year to help keep the weeds down and fix nitrogen. That is the bright green "grass" you see all over in the garden. It's working well!

Every year I try to grow one thing that I've never grown before. This year I tried bok choy. What do you think - a success?