Monthly Archives: July 2017

Blocking party

I’ve got quite a stack of finished items in need of blocking, so while I waited for the primer on the front door to dry I grabbed a few and tossed them in a bowl to soak. Two pairs of … Continue reading

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Shut the front door

With nearly all of the house painting done, we are down to just the random bits – including the front door. It is original to the house, which makes it 75 years old – and it has at least five … Continue reading

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Green Friday

Working on a soft cowl, in my favorite color. This is a kit I picked up during the Seattle to Portland Yarn Train earlier this year. It looks especially happy in a beam of morning sunshine. 

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I should get a stamp

File this under, “Things I write dozens of times each week”.

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The great bind-off

There are 438 stitches in the final row of my Waiting For Rain shawl, and I just started binding off (with a stretchy bind-off). May take me a while. 

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Feeling pretty hipster

My raspberry plants are finally mature enough to produce jam-making levels of fruit – so today, my first batch of homegrown, organic, vegan-friendly, low-sugar raspberry jam will be canned. In jars with chalkboard labels. 

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Blue afghan

Finished and headed to the Christmas box. Nothing too fancy, a big granny square in double crochet. 

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One of my favorite summertime activities is picking and shelling peas from our garden. Such a satisfying thing, the snap of the pod, and then whisking the plump little peas out with my thumb. The empty pods go into the … Continue reading

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