Monthly Archives: May 2014

quick garden update

Our tried and true nursery in town is under new management.  Always preferring to shop local, picked up some seedlings as mine has either cooked to death in the greenhouse, or I hadn’t started them.  Bought Roma tomatoes, Eggplant and … Continue reading

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second verse

slightly different than the first. Second set of sandal socks from the same skein of Cascade Yarns Cherub Aran.  This pair weighs 37grams, vs 35 due to the difference in toe and ankle.  That first pair (below) are probably easier … Continue reading

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sandal socks

  35 grams of cascade yarn, Cherub Aran, Nylon Acrylic blend. from a 100gram skein – so enough for another pair.  Think this actually a sport weight yarn rather than a worsted.  very soft.  Color is 505. back to the … Continue reading

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garden update

  FIRST the new tool! Part of our property is suffering from too high weeds that are too far for the electric weedwacker with 75 feet of electric cord.  The gas weedwacker is always needing attention, the cutting wire is … Continue reading

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another sweater

      summery t –top.  8.45oz worsted weight acrylic on #10 needles (switched to #9 for waist)  lace stitch for the bottom.  no seams.  set up the back and knit to 10”.  Picked up stitches at the shoulders and knit down … Continue reading

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still knitting

made my second sweater looks better on than laying flat This is plain old Super Saver acrylic yarn, worsted weight, black with a multi-color trim.  The first row at the bottom was going to be the end, when I tried … Continue reading

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Summer is here

  Shade cloth had to go up over the main garden today.  The tomato, eggplant and basil seedlings were struggling in the heat.  Last year it was mid-June before I needed to do this!  Some of the seedlings have already … Continue reading

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