What do you think? I crocheted this scarf as a present for a friend's birthday this weekend. I really hope she likes it! :)
I'm surprised that I've actually found a smidgeon of time to write to you all. This week has been so hectic, as will next week. It makes me shudder just thinking of what we have due in a few days.
But let's not dawdle on that! I've got more interesting news than why I'm feeling a bit glum today…
JUST LOOK AT THESE RADIANT SUNSHINES:
Checking everyday after school to see how much they've grown gives me just a bit of happiness after a long, strenuous day. (P.S. I've double checked, and they're definitely zinnias.)
What makes me even happier is the second little sprout who decided to drop in (also a zinnia). Just look how bright and jolly it is!
It turns out, my other plants weren't growing because of a mistake of my own doing- I buried the seeds just a tad too far into the soil, and they weren't able to push through the surface. I've loosened the soil and brought them a little higher above, so hopefully, that'll help them sprout.
Even after all this, there's still something that put me in good spirits- my dad came home today! He was in Texas for a week to go to a conference, and I spent the whole time missing him terribly. My mom, sister, and I went straight from school to the airport to pick him up, and ended up having to circle the airport for a whole twenty minutes because the policeman wouldn't let us wait on the curb.
But aside from that, I was overjoyed to see him again! That little moment made my whole day.
As a bonus, look what my dad brought home with him:
They look absolutely beautiful; I can't wait to plant them (and actually do it right)!
In the midst of all this, I haven't done any crocheting, but I've been itching to get my hands on my WIP. Hopefully I'll have time to do so this weekend (THANK YOU, CONFERENCE DAY, FOR EXISTING).
Enjoy your three-day break!
I'm really excited to share with you all my latest crochet projects and updates on my newly planted garden! (Those will be sprinkled in- plants do take a while to grow, so there's not much to see.)
But honestly, picking out the seeds was the best part. Just look how many there are!
I'm extremely ambitious, so I practically dumped the whole lot of them into the shopping cart, and I would've bought them all if I'd gone alone.
Sadly, I didn't.
My dad forced me to choose three packets, max. THREE. Do you know how sad of a garden that is?! I didn't really have a choice, though, so I ended up with cilantro, zinnias, and radishes.
For the record, I despise radishes.
The only reason I bought them was to make my mom happy. She adores gardening just as much as she loves radishes, so I figured we could share the little corner in the living room.
Despite my extremely tight seatbelt, I bounced in the seat all the way home. I was probably talking a mile a minute, but thankfully, my dad didn't seem to mind. I think.
And after a few weeks of waiting, LOOK:
MY FIRST SEEDLING!
The only problem is that I'm not 100% sure what it is. I forgot to label them. But that doesn't matter in the least- I'm far too absorbed in the bliss and beauty of this beautiful young sprout. Whatever it is. Which may or may not be eaten in the future. Wow, I really ruined the mood here, didn't I?
Aside from gardening, I've managed to squeeze a little crocheting into my busy busy schedule. I've started yet another project (I have way too many work in progresses to count)- this time a gorgeous mandala. It should eventually be worked up to look like this:
Isn't it absolutely beautiful?? It'll end up being pretty large, but I'm really excited to see the finished product. Here's what I have so far:
Please forgive the lighting; I know it's horrendous, but since the sun had already set, I didn't have much to work with. It's still only a few rounds in, so I've got a long way to go (and a lot of little yarn ends to sew in), as you can see.
Unfortunately, it may be a while until the next post since I'm extremely busy with homework and tests, and that leaves little room for other things like this. But I'm really hoping you'll all stick around to see what else is in store!
Hope you have a fantastic day! :)