Sep 3, 2015

August Things

Here are some photos of things.

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blooming hen (last month). fake clouds. driving. sister feet. rainbow.

Sep 1, 2015

Stripe Yarn Bomb

The striped yarn bomb made from scraps is done! We covered some bike racks! Unfortunately these didn't turn out as well as I would have liked. My measuring and estimating for stretch worked better with some yarn than others.

Stripes Yarn Bomb

See all those corset lacing gaps? They are a real bummer! Check out these nice stretch and tight stitches on the blue stripe below then look at the gap on the yellow, I couldn't even get my zipties tight!

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Oh well. Next time I will worry less about the yarn bomb being loose/sliding around and give a few extra stitches so the dang things fit!

Aug 27, 2015

Nolite te Bastardes Carborundrum

My Craft Book Club project for The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood is complete! I decided to paint the mock Latin phrase: 'nolite te bastardes carborundorum' (don't let the bastards grind you down). To make this I placed letter stickers on a canvas and painted over them. Here is how it looks:

Nolite te Bastardes Carborundrum

Craft Book Club is going on hiatus. I need to come up with a list of books before it resumes so if you have any recommendations let me know in the comments!

Aug 25, 2015

I've started work on my next yarn bomb. The monster stack didn't use up enough of the cheap yarn from my stash (which recently grew because my friend Katie's mom gave me a bag of scrap yarn) so I'm knitting lots of stripes on the knitting machine.

Stripe Yarn Bomb WIP

Katie helped me scout a good location for this yarn bomb and Chelsea has helped me knit this bit. Unfortunately I don't think this yarn bomb will make much of a dent in the stash (now that I've seen how much yarn I have) so maybe we'll knit some more to cover other things too.

Aug 20, 2015

Fruiting

Everything in my garden is doing pretty well even though I've slightly ignored it and let it go wild. I think all the plants are fruiting now (good thing, because the end of the season is near). Here are some pictures from my garden:

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corn plumping, cherry peppers, melons, tiger lily bulbs, wild garden.