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Oct 18, 2018

Cold Process Soap

Our last Crafternoon was on Tuesday and we tried our hand at cold process soap! Check out the waves Chelsea made in the top!

Soap

Oct 16, 2018

Loom Weaving #2

Over the weekend I finished my weaving! I can finally cross a resolution off my list! (This is the first resolution I've completed this year... I better hurry and finish the others.)

Loom Weaving # 2

After removing it from the loom, I notice the weaving is very floppy and has no structure. I am considering adding a backing to it so it hangs nicer on the wall. Any suggestions?

Oct 11, 2018

Garden Cleanup

The weather has turned. I think it has gotten colder earlier than years past, but I can't really remember and we usually have a surprise warm weekend sometime in October. Anyway, most of the garden cleanup is done. It has been really easy since I didn't grow much this year. I haven't ripped out the giant overgrown tomato bushes yet, they have lots of still green tomatoes,  or cleaned up the rhubarb, but sunflowers stocks are in the compost along with the milkweed I need to get a handle on next year so it doesn't takeover the neighborhood. Also, the corn that began growing in the middle of my yard grew a tassel.

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still green tomatoes. state of the garden. heaping compost bin. corn tassel.


Oct 9, 2018

Weaving WIP

I've started on Loom Weaving #2, one of my resolutions for the year. This one is quite basic; I'm using two types of yarn, an off white and a thicker colorful roving. It is also going to be much larger than Loom Weaving #1. Here is my progress:

Loom Weaving #2 WIP

Oct 4, 2018

Sock Progress

I started knitting my Craft Book Club socks for Pantsdrunk: The Finnish Path to Relaxation by Miska Rantanen! Decided to try the magic loop method for knitting two socks at a time and I'm giving it a thumbs up. Since I'm the type of person that dreads casting on the second sock and have trouble making both socks the same length it seems perfect. I'll give you an update later this month, once I finish the socks! Anyway, here they are so far, two cuffs:

Knit Socks WIP