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Making gnocchi with Mom and Dad on Christmas Eve.
Still feeling quiet and remembering that creativity sometimes needs space.
Posted at 05:56 PM in eat | Permalink
I first found this poem over 35 years ago.
I return to it every year.
For it's simplicity and sweetness.
Yesterday it was a hummingbird sitting in the top of the neighbor's dogwood tree.
Today a tiny nuthatch fluttered by while I was cleaning out the chicken coop.
I'm spending most of my time at home this week.
Enjoying the quiet and letting the darkness just be what it is.
Posted at 04:44 PM in delight, field notes, read | Permalink
This morning I noticed some of the Lunaria has only the edge of the inside layer of the seed pod left. The wind can pass through now...
For the next couple weeks I may be publishing via email. I'm having a few issues with the technology.
Posted at 04:38 PM in field notes | Permalink
Using up some yarn in the stash.
Pattern is here (tiny owl knits...and I'm ready to try the beekeepers quilt, aiming for January I think):
The mitts are rated for beginners but I'd say within some parameters.
It's a great first project for someone ready to try mohair, making increases or using small needles.
It's also a great project for experienced knitters needing a quick gift...
Posted at 07:20 PM in knitting tips, yarn | Permalink
Oh yes I'm making this hat again. And again and again.
Size medium on my larger than average head.
Posted at 05:05 PM in spinning, yarn | Permalink
Carrot soup over rice, with a dab of strained yogurt, a sprinkle of cinnamon, a small handful of toasted walnuts.
The colors aren't quite right in this photo. Making this hat.
Posted at 04:54 PM in color (mostly about dyeing), eat, field notes, spinning, yarn | Permalink
Perfection never works for me...
Sometimes I go back and fix things, other times I don't.
In addition to a bump (maybe I was considering a cable?) there are a couple spots where I added a hole or two (lace maybe?). These socks are for me. They will get the job done.
Stripes, because they make me happy.
Knitting tip #1: Wooden needles, especially on cables, are the easiest needles to start with. Your stitches won't slide off as easily as they will on metal needles.
Posted at 06:14 PM in create , knitting tips, yarn | Permalink
But thinking of adding a white stripe or two...
Posted at 08:29 PM in yarn | Permalink
Slightly steamed kale made into a pesto with olive oil + diced apple + a sprinkle of salt + toasted walnuts = a lunch worth repeating.
Posted at 07:42 PM in eat | Permalink
Perfect day for spinning and knitting.
(Rainy and windy)
Made loosely following guidelines in Circular Knitting Workshop by Margaret Radcliffe. I cast on 27 stitches and made the whole mitt in Knit 1, Purl 1 using size 11 needles. So cozy I'll be making more...
Posted at 04:21 PM in spinning, yarn | Permalink