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thinking about knitting

I've been looking through some of my old knitting pictures, posts, magazines.  Directly and indirectly, many things have changed in my home and heart over the past few years that have affected my knitting.  It's that time of year that I used to love so much - back to school for my kids, and back to teaching knitting for me!  Most of that is gone, and I'm thinking about how I can connect with the spirit of that but in new ways.  I'm looking to knit a sweater in/by September, and time to meet up with stitching friends.  Perhaps a sweater for a son or two.     Yesterday, I cast on for a Kildalton sweater by Kate Davies, the restyled version .  I wanted to keep it simple and not overthink it, but I'm already splitting it in pieces and thinking maybe I'd rather have a pullover.  Easy changes, but then that will affect the collar.  I'm starting with the back, though, so I can think about it awhile longer.   In 2020, I knitted slippers for my family.   I see I ne

garden plans, spring 2022

(a little diary of gardening for myself, and maybe you!) Last year, we started seeds on March 18th.    This year, we started seeds on February 27th for two primary reasons.  First, I realized last year that some seed packets recommended 8 to 10 weeks (or even 12 to 24 weeks) and we were a little past that.  Secondly, we had a pretty mild late spring, and could easily have gotten a few more weeks of growing on the front end for tomatoes and things, if I started things inside sooner.  We are three weeks ahead of last year and I think it's going to work out pretty well.   Unfortunately, when I went to get all my old seeds and seed starting supplies, I discovered that every single packet had been nibbled on!  Most of the seeds were gone, those that were left were in jumble at the bottom of the box.  We suspect mice in the shed.  There were a couple of plastic baggies of seeds I had saved, and there were one or two packets with internal foil packets that had not been completely demolish

Happy New Year! 2022

Some of the things my people* were thankful for in November:   water caffeine birds of prey prayer the Bible grapes family snow on rooftops roast love Elon Musk art my Fender PJ pink & orange sunsets yarn piles of leaves going to the mountains hot cocoa friends key lime pie great friends my job family and friends football seared green beans books imaginary numbers sleep first cup of coffee clean sheets X-Files stew good vegetables 1 month of school left cold gray day people to talk to autumn sunlight on leaves humpty dumpty animal crossing Christmas lights plaid holy days Christmas *My people include several different dinner guests and friends who regularly hang out.  I take no responsibility for items on the list, but I was glad to see that 'friends' and 'family' regularly made it to the list.   We had a nice, long chain this year, and more cards than the last few years to hang upon it!