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May 25, 2017

Charity Hat X

I finished the last hat! As I mentioned in the work-in-progress post, I didn't use a pattern for this one, just did a little bit of ribbing for the brim and knit, knit, knit for the rest of the hat.

Charity Hat X

Now I just need to get them to my coworker so she can sell them at her American Cancer Society event in a few weeks!

May 23, 2017

Flowers and Nature

I'm sharing some photos today. When looking through my album I realized most of my recent photos were of flowers. I like nature so that's what I'm sharing today.

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May 18, 2017

Black & Bluish-Green

For this last hat I'm knitting for charity, I've used up the last bit of the grey/black yarn from Hat #8 and added some of the same yarn in the bluish-green/black color way. I'm keeping the pattern for this hat very simple, just some ribbing and lots of knit stitches, trying to get it done quickly!

Charity Hat X WIP

May 16, 2017

Garden Update

Here are some things that have happened in my garden since my last update: I've harvested the carrots and some rhubarb. The rhubarb plants are growing like maniacs so they will get divided this fall! Hurrah for even more rhubarb next year!

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My seedlings have grown quite a bit. The sunflowers are doing pretty good, but the other day my little pumpkin/squash plants were wilting then those leaves turned black, I hope it was just from me being inattentive with the water instead of a more serious issue. I've purchased some zucchini plants to live with the pumpkins and set out a little homemade bug trap to keep the bugs from eating them to little nubs this year. I hope the trap works or the bugs decide my plants aren't delicious.

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The biggest garden project is not in my vegetable garden, but in some flower beds. Last year I started a little flower garden area along part of my fence; it is doing really well even though I haven't been very diligent with my weed removal. This summer and fall I plan on expanding it and filling in more of my yard with flowers; over the weekend I bought a few new plants for another flower garden area and stuck them in the ground. I've got a lot of work ahead of me, but mostly need patience for the plants to grow and fill in the space.

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May 11, 2017

Charity Hat IX

Hat number nine is complete!

Charity Hat IX

For this hat, I followed Harraseeket Hat by Hannah Colbert and used up the last of the purple and this grey yarn! Since I was running out of these two colors this hat is a tad on the short side, but fits my small head easily. I was worried it was going to be very small, but the amount of grey I had left was a little deceiving and I was able to do all the decrease rows with a bit left over.

Only one hat left and I can get started on my yarn bomb for International Yarn Bombing Day. I still need to pick a spot, a design, and measure!