Monday, April 27, 2009
I found a 100% wool TALBOT'S sweater at Goodwill for $3.75. Very nice and soft!
Unraveled it...and ended up with a basketful of yarn.
Made two 150-yard skeins and used grape, black cherry and lemon-lime KoolAde to dye the blue yarn the colors Pos chose--red, purple, blue and green.
Rolled up each skein in plastic wrap.
Steamed them for about 30 minutes to set the dye.
After they cooled, I rinsed the skeins in cold water.
Hung them up to dry.
One skein and one ball ready to knit.
To maximize the funkiness, I'm going to make the cuffs, heels, and toes blue.
Finished the first sock on April 29. It's short on Beth, so I think it will fit Pos's 22cm foot perfectly. Pos, I'll wash them before I send them to you!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
He said, "Sure! Maybe put it in some baggies."
So, I did....with some printed labels.
I also picked some sage and garlic chives which were busy in the garden just growing.
And then I put them in a basket and skipped (okay drove) to Cedar Lodge Market this morning. Mike thinks they would sell best at 99 cents each. He's not even taking any commission at first! He said lets see how they sell! Cool huh!
And later, I planted some curly and Italian parsley, basil, dill and cilantro just in case fresh herbs really do sell at Cedar Lodge Market. (We can always eat them if they don't.) The business downside about having to "eat" whatever doesn't sell isn't exactly a bad thing in the herb growing business!
Oh, and because I thought it looked neat on the label to have a web address, I also started a blog... evergreen-garden-herbs.blogspot.com
Sunday, April 5, 2009
This post is for Widya.
We don't have blooms 365 days a year like the paradise that is Indonesia. I wanted you to see what's blooming right now in our yard. Most of these blooms will only last a week or so.Periwinkle...a ground cover.
The plum tree. We're still eating plums from last summer's bumper crop...dried, canned, sauce and preserves.
The fig tree Joseph's grandfather planted. It's never produced much fruit. Maybe this year!