Monthly Archives: September 2013

more socks

See I’m not the only person who has a thing for socks! http://knitty.com/archiveFEET.php But swear I’ll try a sweater next. then it will be some leg warmers to get the right fit and feel for the leg on knee socks.  … Continue reading

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some updating

Carrots are doing poorly.  even seedlings that appeared robust have laid down and died.  Am probably going to plant my winter broccoli in the same bed and if any carrots make it, great! Bees . . . have not even … Continue reading

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yardage calculator

just want to stash this calculator here so I can calculate how much yardage I need to knit a project and know if I have enough yarn before I start.  comes to be important when looking to make a project … Continue reading

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composting

today was’ ‘empty one composter and close up the other’ day.   We all make our own choices for how to compost, and barrels were my choice for a number of reasons.  This being Arizona, keeping an open compost pile moist … Continue reading

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The Frencher

Is how green beans go from this to this to this My garden is not big enough for lbs of green beans each and every day, but it does produce more than we can eat at a time.  So I … Continue reading

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pumpkin tea cozy

there are several different ones on Ravelry, this was the one offered by Buttons and Beeswax  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#view=captioned_thumbs&page=1&sort=best&query=pumpkin%20tea%20cozy She did this, though, as two panels, sewn together and then the stem knitted and sewn on separately.  I did this in the … Continue reading

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back to socks

while the socks I knit last year work, they definitely have issues; the biggest being too much ease.  Mostly was knitting with big needles, keeping the stitches loose.  all well and good, but should have reduced the pattern so they … Continue reading

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