Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Yarn Find

The wonderful thing about the Senior Center Thrift Store in my town is the yarn and craft department. I almost always find a treasure, and the prices are hard to beat. I popped in recently and found these two balls of variegated fingering for a total of 70 cents!

The next time I was in the LYS I asked the owner if she recognized it. It's Cascade Heritage Paints, Featherstone, 80/20 merino/nylon. Nice!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Green Tomato Chutney

The summer garden is finally winding down. I harvested my tomatoes and set to work making Green Tomato Chutney.

I've never made it before, but it's good. I served it with a mild cheese and wheat crackers but I can easily see eating it on toast or using it instead of sweet pickle relish.

The only down side is that one batch hardly made a dent in the number of tomatoes!

ETA: It tastes even better after it's sat for a day or so, the sharpness from the cider vinegar mellows.

Trying Fair Isle Knitting

Making progress on the baby hat and practicing colorwork, stranded knitting.

I like the look, but after all the stockinette stitch in Cayon's hoodie, it feels fiddly. Maybe it gets easier with practice...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Time for a New Look

I started blogging in May 2006. I thought it was time to spruce things up a bit, update the font and freshen the color. Like they say in advertising, "New look! Same great taste."

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Hoodie for Cayson

DS1 and I met in a town halfway between us and Cayson has his new hoodie. Unfortunately in the four months it took me to make it, my grandson grew past the measurements I was working from. (!) It fits, but it’s snug with the hood up. Live and learn. When knitting for grand kids, always make the next size up!


Sunday, October 04, 2015

Local Wildlife

They come morning and evening to our backyard, with no fear of man, woman or child. I can't grow flowers or shrubs because they forage anything edible, and due to the drought, even 'deer resistant' plants don't survive. I think of them as rats with hooves.

But this pair sure was picturesque in the morning light. And the little ones *are* cute.