Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Not that I don't also knit toques. And mitts. And slippers. And I want to start knitting socks...
I might be addicted.
Anyways, this is the Marion, by Andi Satterlund. Andi creates all sorts of gorgeous sweaters that make up a large part of my knitting queue over on Ravelry, although this is the first sweater of her's that I'll actually finished. I attempted Hetty, but the simple lace pattern broke me.
I'm not sure if a cropped cardigan is a good choice for my wardrobe, mostly because I think of them as only going with pretty dresses and I'm not really a dress person. But then I saw Celtic Cast On's version over a plaid button-up, and now I need to sew another Archer to pair with my Marion. Obviously.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Since our soil is thin and utter crap, we're stuck with a container garden. But who wants an army of pots in their backyard? But then what do I find in my inspiration folder (that I've been saving pics into for years) but a picture of a canoe garden. YESSIR I'LL HAVE ONE OF THOSE PLEASE.
I posted an ad online, asking if anyone had an irrepairable canoe they'd like to get rid of. Long shot, eh? NOT REALLY! Within 24 hours, I'd found this little gem:
Our yard is sloped, so I spent a bit of the day digging out a divot in the yard for the canoe to rest in. I didn't want the weight of the soil to cause even more cracking and buckling in the canoe.
|Don't mind all of the weeds. Those little suckers are history!|
Have you used an unusual item as a garden? Some people have recommend old tires to me, which apparently helps extend the growing season because it keeps the soil warm for longer. I can't help but think that all the crap in tires can't be good for veggies, although that could be a fun idea for flowers...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
|Bit of an older pic - I think I need to revisit bangs.|
So what's this blog going to be about? Pretty much what it says on the tin. Things I make, plus the occassional post on rocks. Because rocks are cool.
What kind of things? Well, I've been blogging over at Sewing on Pins for years, a sewing blog I started up while I was a grad student to chronicle my sewing adventures. But in the last few years, my interests have spread out a bit, with a sudden and intense love affair with knitting, a budding love of gardening and embroidery, and so many other things. I sort of felt like I'd outgrown my old blog and wanted to start fresh with a more general creative blog.
And why rocks, besides they're obvious coolness? Because I'm a production geologist working at a local underground mine (yes, I work underground, and yes, it's incredibly cool. I'll tell you more about it in another post). And while I love my job, I feel like I'm losing a lot of the knowledge I gained during school because of lack of use. So why not share it here, so you can see how cool rocks are too!
Anywho, I'm excited to be starting up a new blog, and I can't wait to share all of my various projects (finished and...less so) with you all!