Monthly Archives: March 2011

first completed project

This was basically a one skein wonder.  The yarn found at goodwill.  Wouldn’t mind a nice sweater/coat made with this one! Knitted to a size, then “tapered” the piece for the fold over flap.  A nice cheap kilt pin picked … Continue reading

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why?

Have finished my bag and its pretty cool. Have also done a nice washcloth in the new cotton twine I bought.  RIght now its sitting in hot coffee getting blocked and dyed at the same time. This leads to my … Continue reading

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keeping on

The hoop covered garden beds are very happy. While the intent was to protect young plants from cool, instead the screening is protecting them from sudden heat!  the covering is helping keep soil moist, temps consistent and protecting the young … Continue reading

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garden post for 2011

Yesterday was the perfect day to get cool weather tolerant spring plants into the garden and to also get the hoops set up.  If my plan isn’t as good as I think it is, and needs revisement (and don’t they … Continue reading

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string bag prototype

Using 16strand cotton twine, knit the first of what will probably be many string bags.  and it came out fine, except . . . . Knitting one stitch on the circular needle did not make as s-t-r-e-t-c-h-y a bag as … Continue reading

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knitting w/cotton string

The hardware store sells basic cotton string in a couple of weights. The lightest is for parcels, cooking, and has a one pound test weight.  When I started knitting,  grabbed a ball of this that was sitting in the junk … Continue reading

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