Wednesday, August 27, 2014
foraging & summer knitting -- tending my yarn garden!
I shared this new book a while back and am excited that we've discovered many edibles growing on our little homestead! Chokecherry, hazelnut, Himalayan blackberry, Oregon grape, and red huckleberry just to name a few. The kids have been picking and eating the red huckleberries ever since we settled here eight years ago, but the others we didn't know were edible. Well, the hazelnuts we knew, but the others were unknowns. The chokecherries are said to be super sour (and are named appropriately, then, I suppose), but they are supposed to be good when combined with other fruits, so we'll just have to see...
That gorgeous yarn is yarn support from KnitPicks for a scarf/wrap pattern I'm working on -- KPs Hawthorne fingering is so soft! It's hard to set down my knitting these days; my fingers just want to keep knitting stitches! But the abundance of fresh produce from my garden keeps calling my name. So demanding. :) Today we'll be at the river all afternoon, so I'm looking forward to a break from my canner and many uninterrupted hours of knitting in the shade.
And now for my EXCITING knitting news!! My Pumpkin Patch Beanie pattern is finally available!!
So thankful to KnitPicks for yarn support! They're a terrific company (and local to me, too!).
What's on your needles? What have you been reading?
Thankful to be joining Ginny after several weeks away... :)
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