a cheerful volunteer

Posted on 23 CommentsPosted in designing, food and garden, projects

after some beautiful festival weather, we are back to overcast chilly days. but this happy-faced daisy plant decided to grace us with something to smile about. neither of us remembers planting it so it must be a gift “dropped off” by a bird or squirrel. at any rate, it landed in a good spot in […]

not exactly a knitting post . . .

Posted on 29 CommentsPosted in book reviews/events, spinning and fiber

(i think i found a good thing for david’s next BD gift; i just hope i don’t forget) i spent a good part of the last couple of days out at the great lakes fiber show which is our largest local annual sheep and wool event. i HAVE been knitting, but i’ll show you that […]

tenacity and adaptation

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a wise weed once said: “when your stem weakens, lean on a rock and get on with it.” i have no idea what this weed is, but suddenly, this year, we are overrun with it between the pavers out back. and since we don’t have tons of time to deal with weeds this week, they […]


Posted on 30 CommentsPosted in patterns

this quick and easy scarf makes for great emergency gift knitting, but the result won’t give away how little time, effort, and yardage it takes. it’s a seriously great way to use a couple of hundred yards of precious yarn. shown here in please click here to view the product page in the lilith who […]