Wednesday, June 6, 2012

CSA Week 3

I'm enjoying the CSA we joined this year. We signed up for a half share from The Farm at Our House. You get to pick your items from what they have available. Which means that I don't have to eat kale for weeks on end, because nobody in our family likes kale. And, yes, I have tried the kale chips, and they still taste like kale.

This week I chose turnips, swiss chard, garlic scapes, basil, and radish pods. I have never had the radish pods before, so that will be interesting to find a recipe for.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Breaking (crazy) knitter news! I just bought a dress form to model my knits.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

CSA Week 1

Another year, a new CSA to try. I keep thinking maybe I will learn to love kale, but I never do. This farm is right up the road from our house, so I felt like a half-share was called for. This week we have Russian kale, bok choy, lettuce, and strawberries. Not pictured is the slug on the lettuce that I re-homed to our front yard.

Thursday, May 10, 2012


I went to the Maryland Sheep & Wool festival this year (as I do every year!), but this year I came home with more than just yarn. Well, I came home with a lot of yarn, too. But I bought myself a Schacht Flip 25" rigid heddle loom with the intention of teaching myself how to weave. Long story short, warping a loom is a lot of work and more than a little confusing. I signed myself up for Angela Tong's Rigid Heddle weaving class on and started my first scarf.

Obviously, my selvages are terrible, but I had a lot of fun learning to weave. This scarf used the leftover Kureyon from my Paintbox Log Cabin blanket. I had too many beautiful colors to throw away, so this was the perfect way to use them up. I only made the scarf 60 inches long, which is a little too short to be practical. More knowledge for next time! More project notes are located on Ravelry.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Kureyon Log Cabin

My big winter project was to knit a large log cabin blanket. The project was pretty portable because the blanket involves knitting 20 individual squares and them attaching them together and knitting a border. I'll admit that I got sick of this project towards the end, especially since the temperatures got up to the 80s a few days in a row. Needless to say, I am thrilled with the results. I plan on entering this blanket into my county fair in August. 

You can view my project notes on Ravelry or you can see my full photoset at Flickr.