Step 1: Go outside during the hottest part of the day. Step 2: Pick a dark, ripe fig that has been warmed by the sun. Step 3: Check for bugs; brush off if necessary, but hey, how dirty can it get up in a tree? Step 4: Put the whole thing in your mouth, biting off the stem if there is one. Step 5: Close your eyes and chew slowly. Savor the taste, the texture, the smell. Step 6: Repeat as necessary or until your stomach hurts.
I plan to do this daily as long as the figs hold out. My first taste of figs was at my grandmother’s house in Canton, Mississippi. She would peel and slice a bowl of figs, pour on some sweet cream brought to her by a neighboring farmer, and I’d be in heaven. As delicious as my figs are, they don’t hold a candle to the memory of Grandma’s figs and scuppernong punch and crabapple jelly.
I have been mightily distracted from my knitting since last I blogged. I have read four books so far this month, an improvement over the year’s meager beginnings, and I’m working my way through The Artist’s Way so I’ve been writing every (well, almost every) day. Other than that I’m not too sure. Last Sunday, I went with Hubby to Hanes Farm. He did some practice riding for a race Sept. 3rd, and I fully intended to read and knit. I parked my chair on a hill under a tree where I could catch the breeze, and fell asleep. I think that might be what I’ve been doing all month.
Now for the needle news.
In the den- the back is finished and the front shouldn’t take too long if I can manage to stay awake. In the living room- I moved the hats and booties in here. I have several pair of booties that need pompoms, but at least I’ve finished something. In the bedroom- the back is finished on this as well. I’m not making the v-neck quite as low as in the pattern. I’m a bit too modest. In the purse- a sock. I wish I could remember where I found the pattern on the Internet. I jotted down the leg pattern on a note card to carry in the sock baggie, and I have no idea from whence it came. If you can’t see it clearly, it’s a zig-zag rib. Anyone else know?