The pattern is called 'New Beginnings', the yarn is LB Mandala Bonus Bundle in colorway Sasquatch. It is a bit of a yarn eater (a bit over 4000 yards) but it is big and heavy and will keep me warm this Winter (probably the kitties too). I love it.
Monday, July 25, 2022
Thursday, June 02, 2022
I finished 3 crochet blankets in the past few months. The green-brown one is called 'Phoenix' and I actually started it in 2019 but then life got in the way and it went into hibernation. The other two I started this year, the rainbow colored one is called 'Doo-Dad' and the purple-yellow one is 'Whatcha-ma-call-it'. All three are patterns by Vanessa from 'Hooked on Sunshine'.
Monday, April 04, 2022
My baking mojo is coming back! Yesterday I baked bread for the first time since Day X and for the first time ever I used sourdough starter (my new - rather demanding - pet). It is a little pale but it tastes very good and has a nice texture.
I bought myself some lovely yarn and cast on a spring cardigan. The yarn is very nice to work with and the pattern is uncomplicated and perfect for knitting while binge watching 'Call the Midwife'.
I have a busy week ahead and find that keeping myself busy makes life a little easier and more enjoyable. Every night when I go to bed, the memories are playing in my head like a movie and I get very little quality sleep. I stay up very long, get up late but still feel not really rested.
Friday, March 25, 2022
Thursday, March 24, 2022
When I stepped outside today a racoon walked nonchalantly through my garden and then disappeared under the fence into the neighbors yard. Last night there was a lot of screaming going on and I wonder what was fighting what. I did not see any traces this morning but it smells like something died in my shed.
I planted the herbs today and there is room for more in the bed, maybe I'll get some lemon balm, I already bought a separate planter for the lavender.
Saturday, March 19, 2022
After going back and forth a couple of times on whether or not to garden, I decided to take the plunge and revive my garden. I bought new beds and soil and ordered plants and seeds. I cleaned up the area where my rose bush used to be - it died last year while I was away - and found 'Son of Rosebush'. I hope it is strong enough to survive. I spread 10 bags of bark nuggets, luckily the bags are not too heavy. The decorative border I ordered will be delivered next week.
I assembled the first bed and I also got a special little planter for strawberries which I still have to put together. I am buying all my garden supplies from Home Depot and I am very happy with their service and the quality of the products.
This is my new herb garden, or it will be, once the plants arrive.
And I placed two of the doggie pools for planting flowers. I will grow dwarf sunflowers in the bigger one before the shed and nasturtium and cosmos in the other one.
I have given up on trying to find a house painter and will paint the posts outside my front door and the wooden screen door myself. I have all the materials, I am just waiting for dry weather. I bought two huge planters that will go to spruce up the front of my house, with boxwood plants in them.
It is all a lot of work and exhausting but also very satisfying.