And, at first, it wasn't.
And then upon starting the shoveling of the 4th cubic yard we began to think the $900 a local landscaper wanted for the job was possibly in the neighborhood of reasonable. But at over three tons in I guess we felt we were committed, so we paid our young friends generously and put our own bodies to the test, and I'm happy to say we survived for maybe a little over half the cost the professional with heavy duty machinery would have charged. I'm trying to decide if I want to know the precise final cost so I'm putting off figuring it out. The memories we created are priceless. And the swearing (when the young folk weren't around) will hopefully be forgotten and forgiven in time...
Now, if it would just rain and wash the rocks clean and pretty so I can fully believe it was worth all the effort... and swearing... and forgiving...
Not that I spent much time with my yarn this week, but onto yarny things now...
Earlier in the month I made this little mandala:
Little is the operative word here. That's a little dessert cup sitting on top of it.
And starting to get in the mind of donating some kid's scarves come cooler weather, I began making a squishy ribbed one:
I plan to trim it with big pom poms when I'm finished. I hope someone grabs it who loves orange!
And that's really about it. Aside from shoveling rocks, it's been a good week with various activities that had me out and busy most days, but honestly... I've missed playing with yarn. Here's hoping next week sees more hook and/or needle time.
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