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Jul 16, 2019

Alligator Head

We've got a head!

Alligator Blanket WIP

I've used about a skein and a half of yarn and have quadrupled the stitches, but haven't added extra length yet. The head is kinda stubby and reminds me of something from a childhood cartoon. Is it the dinosaur from rugrats? Something else?

Jul 11, 2019

Propagating

Yesterday I added some pothos and herb cuttings to my little propagation station. Check out my future baby plants and some of their roots. I need to plant the ones with roots, but ran out of soil. Maybe that will be a project for the weekend, both shopping and planting so I can start propagating some of my other plants that could definitely use a trim. Also, check out my cool new plant! A crocodile fern!

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Jul 9, 2019

Knitting Another Alligator

Last night I started my latest knitting project! This pink and green yarn will become an alligator blanket! I'll be following the same pattern I used for the alligator scarf and making some adjustments along the way. The first of these modifications is the yarn weight and needle size; they are both larger so that this is a cozy lap blanket.

Pink & Green Yarn

I will post progress updates periodically and will share whatever modifications I've made.

Jul 4, 2019

Wood Slice Platform

I finished my Craft Book Club craft for Toni Adeyemi's Children of Blood and Bone. First of all, I loved the book and am very excited for the sequel to come out this December. As part of the ritual to bring magic back, they needed to collect a few magical items, a large sunstone being one of the items. I went to a rock and gem shop with the intention of buying a sunstone, but this orange calcite caught my eye and decided I needed to make a little pedestal/platform! I recently cut down a large branch from a tree and sanded a slice for this project.

Wood Slice Platform
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Our next book is Salt by Mark Kurlansky! I think I may have to do a cooking project...

Jul 2, 2019

Lovely Picnic

Sunday we had another cookbook club potluck! I hosted a little picnic with so much food! It was wonderful!

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I made two sandwiches from The Picnic: Recipes and Inspiration from Basket to Blanket. A strawberry Camembert baguette and a muffuletta with home made pickled vegetables for the olive salad. They were both delicious!