Monday, September 22, 2008

Since Autumn is coming...

And coming fast... I need to get out in the garden this week and get things ready for the Fall planting asap. I've already started, but it needs to be finished.

I've found the seeds though, so that's good. I've got all the greens, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts we need. I'm going to need to get some peas, maybe, and sweet onion sets if I can find them... They're hard to find around here for some reason. Garlic and shallots too, also if I can find them.

I'm sure there are some other things that we need that I'm forgetting, but it's all on my other computer and my monitor is still dead (can't remember if I had said, it was killed by lightning during a storm - the computer and all the other equipment were unaffected though. If I had to loose something, I'm glad it was the monitor).

I'm working on Urchin. It's almost done. Just need to seam it up and weave in the ends. I think I might dye it with indigo. I've never done bamboo with indigo. Will be interesting. But then again, I might leave it undyed because it does look good as is. But white shows dirt so easily, so I'll probably dye it after all... I definitely need a pin or brooch or something for it though. It's like that...

I need to start taking stock for presents for the holidays. I've got a lot of stuff saved up. And I've got cotton yarn from those KnitPicks samplers still. Lots of easy, quick, little presents to make from that stuff. Really, awesome investment. I know Stacey has said she wants a felted bag. Check. I want to make some more felted bags. They're so easy and quick too. Three days and it's completely finished, felted and dried. Awesome!

For myself this fall, I want to make a Tied Danish Shawl. I found a group on Ravelry where they do KALs of shawls that are inspired by the races of Tolkien's books. The tied Danish Shawls make me think of the hobbits. Seriously, the shawls are simple, very practical and made to be worn while working, but at the same time, the stripes and bright colors make them cheerful as well, and they just make me think of Hobbiton and hobbit children running through green fields. I think I want to use the pretty green skein of wool that Ilana sent me for part of it. I need to see what else in my handspun stash will go with it.

I also want to spin some new stuff and dye it with the onion skins and marigolds I've been saving up. If I do, I might use that for the shawl too. In any case, I'm really excited about the project.

2 comments:

La Duchesse said...

I didn't get any dahlias this year... the deer ate them. :(

Onion skins and marigolds will be pretty! Can't wait to see how that turns out. :)

Rachael said...

Oh, that's awful! I'm so sorry...

Yeah, I'm looking forward to it too. But first, I need some undyed roving... :D