Showing posts from April, 2015

2015 Garden Plan

Over the weekend I prepped the garden for another growing season. After weeding, I raked the soil all nice and pretty and Christian pounded in my new row stakes which my brother made for my birthday.

In the foreground (from left-right and front to back) you can see our rhubarb, lemon balm and sage (which both look dead but hopefully aren't), chives, tanzies, alluim, and a dead thyme plant. Oh yeah, there's also a row of garlic in there!

I planted a few cold-weather crops in the rows with the new stakes: Early Blood Turnip Beets, Lacinato Kale, Salad Bowl Lettuce, Ella Kropf Lettuce, Mesclun Mix, Dwarf Gray Sugar Peas, and Burpeeana Early Snap Peas.

Nights are still in the 30's here so I'll have to wait a bit longer before planting anything else. This year I bought some of my seeds as well as tomato and pepper transplant from Seed Savers Exchange. Christian and I visited their Heritage Farm in Decorah, Iowa a few summers ago. What a cool place!

Here's my master p…

Yarn Along: FO - Egg to Penguin

I'm linking up with Ginny for this week's Yarn Along.

Knitting: FO - Egg to Penguin
I just finished knitting this cute little penguin. I was giggling with delight as I put the final touches on him. My husband probably thinks I'm losing my marbles. My plan is to give the little penguin to my cousin's little boy for his first birthday. I hope he likes him! This was a fast & very fun knit.
Pattern: Egg to Penguin by Susan B. Anderson
Yarn: Berroco Vintage in colorway 5187 Med Blue Heather, Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in colorways 900 Charcoal and 871 White, and Knit Picks Swish Tonal in colorway Goldrush. All from my stash!

What are you working on this week?

Yarn Along: A Star for Hannah

I'm linking up with Ginny for this week's Yarn Along.

Knitting: Hannah JacketI'm finishing the hood of my baby knit then it's onto the i-cord edging. That will be a first for me. Not sure what color I'll use. I need to poke around in my stash and see if anything will work.
Pattern: Hannah Jacket by Nikki Van De Car
Yarn: Newton's Yarn Country Softball Chunky

Reading: A Star for Mrs. Blake: A Novel by April Smith
A group of American mothers from very different walks of life travel to France in the 1930's to visit the graves of their sons who were killed in combat. This is an interesting look at a part of history that I was unaware of. Worth the read.

What are you knitting/reading this week?