Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Cute, right? You might notice that I ripped the patterned shawl out and started again on a very basic one. The pattern was nice enough, but I couldn't work on it at knit nights without messing up. And that doesn't really work since I don't knit all that much outside of knitting get togethers. Hopefully I'll finish this shawl before summer is over!
Do you have a favorite weight of yarn to work with?
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 11:20 AM
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
There are also lots of beautiful structures to explore:
I feel very lucky that at after a day of enjoying all of the city things that urban life has to offer, we can head over to such a gorgeous, peaceful area and enjoy a little bit of nature.
What are some of your favorite places where you live?
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 3:19 PM
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Yay! I think some of these will end up on tonight's sandwiches. I also love that they're different colors - it's like a radish variety pack.
Did you guys grow any radishes this year?
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 2:17 PM
Thursday, June 19, 2014
It's been pretty dang rainy around here lately. The part that I really don't like though is the whole thunder and lightning situation - not a fan! But rainy days are excellent for knitting progress, right? I finished a shawl last night (pictures soon, gotta block it first) and started a new one today:
I saw the pattern at a local yarn shop and really liked it. Oddly enough, the designer is the same woman who designed the shawl I just finished! Has that ever happened to you?
And since I was already standing in the rain like a weirdo, taking pictures of my shawl, I thought I'd snap a pic of the flowers my neighbor is growing out back:
How about you, do you like storms?
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 5:59 PM
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Cute, right? I have no idea if I'll get a ripe berry before the squirrels, bunnies, or birds get to them, but I'll certainly try! I've never actually had an alpine strawberry before, but I've heard they're pretty delicious - please report if any of you have had one.
My pepper plant is popping out peppers, yay!
I never grow enough peppers to keep up with our consumption or the amount needed for canning, but it's still super rewarding to add some spice using a homegrown pepper.
My indigo rose tomato also has a wee tomato developing:
I can't wait, I don't think I've had this variety before. Apparently the theme of this year's garden is "grow things you've never even tasted before!"
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 1:08 PM
Monday, June 16, 2014
Normally, this sign is not underwater! The whole sidewalk and chain fence was submerged. Despite river weirdness, it was a beautiful afternoon:
We had a picnic lunch on a bench near the river, and Chelsea posed majestically for me:
The main reason for the trip was to visit Darn Knit Anyway, isn't their window display fun?
What are some of your favorite day trip destinations?
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 9:52 AM
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The tomatoes are also looking pretty fancy:
I still need to get my mint pot going, and I wouldn't be surprised if we pick up some other random herbs as well. Because I can't resist a good garden shop!
How's your garden going?
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 1:54 PM