Wednesday, June 11, 2014
tending my yarn garden...
A weekend conference in the Seattle area provided a terrific opportunity for knitting. After frogging a time or two during the drive north, my stripey shawl began taking shape with alternating garter stitch rows and lacy rows created with yarn overs. Tracy, I love this yarn! Thank you!
Having finished The First Four Years, I've begun reading Farmer Boy and have to admit that I'm a bit sad to be nearing the end of my pioneering/homesteading sojourn with Laura. Last July we were blessed to visit the Wilders' Rocky Ridge Farm in Mansfield, Missouri, which had been a dream of mine for years. Now my sites are set on visiting other Little House sites as opportunity presents itself... Have any of you ever visited any of the Little House sites?
Other reading includes Willing To Die, Proverbs, Acts, Romans, and an assortment of garden and homesteading-type books and websites. We have so many projects going both inside and out including the updating of the rooms I shared "before" pictures of last week. Yesterday a landscaping friend spent the day here installing irrigation pipes -- our yard is a mess. But I know it's going to look amazing out there eventually. Our vegetable and herb gardens are growing beautifully which I'm thankful for considering that all the seed we planted was leftover from last year. I've been promising a homestead update and have one in the works that I hope to share by the end of the week, Lord willing, of course. :)
Without further ado, Izzy, you're the winner of a Drawstrings bag! Congratulations! And a big thank you to Wanda at Re-inventing Mother for the opportunity! :)
Looking forward to seeing everyone's projects over at Nicole's & Ginny's. What's on your needles?
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