Monthly Archives: June 2011

Green Acres

I don’t understand the recent trend of wearing plain ugly wellies as regular footwear. I’ve seen quite a few fashionably dressed young women sporting knee-high rubber wading boots around town… I thought Uggs were bad, but this is so dairy-farmer-meets-$200-jeans.

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More ‘lac

I’ve done a full color repeat on the little entrelac blanket. It is weird to knit this way, in little squares… it takes forever to do one “row” across the blanket but once I do, it’s a couple inches of … Continue reading

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Purple Pi Are Square: done!

I finally got around to ordering another skein of Kauni so I could use the black out of it in order to finish the edge on my purple Pi Are Square shawl. Here it is, blocking on the bed: Here’s … Continue reading

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Entrelac

Surprise! I started a new project. 🙂 I bought a book on entrelac a few months ago and finally dug out some yarn to use. I’ve got six skeins of acrylic that I received in a stash swap last year, … Continue reading

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How does your garden grow?

(sugar snap peas in bloom) (yellow zucchini in bloom) (leaf lettuce) The tomatoes are thinking about putting out blossoms, and I have a wee 2-leaf sprout from one of the cucumber seeds I plants (I put in three). The volunteer … Continue reading

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Cat and a hat

I have been getting ready for the Fremont Fair, where I have a booth this year – which explains the dearth of postings the past few days.  So, to divert your attention here is the sun hat I recently finished: … Continue reading

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Striped sun hat

I am working on a cotton sun hat for a wee friend; her mom bought the cutest little dress in wild, swirly colors and I was able to find cotton yarns to match in my stash (let’s hear it for … Continue reading

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Tree envy

I was not born in the Pacific Northwest, but I’ve spent almost my entire life here and as such am very familiar with the flora and fauna that surrounds us. One of my favorite things about traveling is that I … Continue reading

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Launch successful

Four long days of driving later, we have returned home from setting our oldest out on his own. It’s a scary thing, and I keep going over what we taught him, hoping we didn’t leave out anything terribly important. I … Continue reading

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The little garden that (almost) could

It’s nice to know that even during a slow, cold spring there are things I can grow in the garden. Chives, for example. They love love love the weather we’ve been having, and even after hacking out a clump to … Continue reading

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