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Odds and Ends

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I don’t have a coordinated thought today, since this past week/weekend just wore me out.  So you are getting a list….

1) I taught the 2-in1 Socks class on Saturday.  Everyone got well on their way with their socks and loved the lunch I made.  Wouldn’t it have been great and made for a more interesting blog post if I had remembered to take pictures?

2) While I was teaching, Paul went and did pick-your-own by himself:

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Did I tell you that they always give us a little bouquet of flowers (and sometimes a gladiola) when we go to pick-your-own?  So pretty and they really brighten up the kitchen.

3) I have forgotten to water my house plants for about a month.  I just watered them and I hope they survive.

4) After teaching class, Paul and I went to babysit the doodlebugs so their parents could go to a grown up party.  When they were put to bed, we heard them talking on the baby monitor:

B: “Oh no, Peep [stuffed lamb] lost her blankie.” (read: B threw his blanket out of the crib.)

M: “Oh no, Peep!”

B: “Maybe Auntie Liz can help.”

M: “Well,  Auntie Liz is not in here right now.”

B: “Maybe Peep should call for Auntie Liz….  AUNTIE LIZ, SAID PEEP!  AUNTIE LIZ, SAID PEEP!”

I went and retrieved blankie “for Peep”.

5) We saw this on the way to babysit:

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6) Paul washed all the windows in the house.  He is so great.  (I cleaned the whole rest of the house so I’m pretty great, too.  But he is especially great because I just cannot stand to wash windows.)

7) I did this with our pick-your-own and CSA share:

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Tomato puree, dilly beans (never had them. hope we like them.), applesauce with some plums and pears thrown in (REALLY yummy); beans to freeze, more beans to freeze, broccoli to freeze, peas to freeze.  We may need to buy a supplemental freezer….

8) I was working on cleaning up the craft room and found my Downton Abbey Mystery Shawl that I never blocked (I finished it in February), so I blocked it:

Before:

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After:

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9) Jigsaw puzzles are a time suck.  We had lunch for two and a half hours yesterday.  We didn’t even know what happened.

10) Here’s where I’m keeping my ribbon for the next little bit:

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More interesting and cohesive thoughts next time.  I am this close (thumb and forefinger held really close together) to finishing my Wheaten wrap and I can’t wait to show it to you.

Fixing and Finishing

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A short post today since I’m short on time to get ready for another “2-socks-in-1 With Lunch” class tomorrow.  But first, thank you all so much for your congratulations about my fair ribbons.  It really was a great accomplishment for me and so heartwarming to read all the kind comments.

Do you remember the 2-socks-in-1?  It is a method of knitting socks one inside the other. Like so:

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I’ll be teaching but also preparing a lunch for the class, since it is 5 hours long and they will need sustenance!  For the lunch, I’m going to try and use as much veggies and fruit from our CSA share as I can.

Not too much knitting to show you this week.  I’ve mostly been working on my Wheaten and it is getting toward the end so I’m going to wait until it is done to show it to you.  This week has been busy doing some fixing and finishing for other knitters.  I blocked some shawls:

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I fixed some puppy-chewed holes:

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Sorry, forgot to take and “after” picture.

I also sewed together and knit the collar of a black pullover sweater.  If you’ve worked with black yarn before, you know how hard it is — like knitting in the dark, really.  So, you’ll understand if I didn’t take a picture, because you wouldn’t really see it.

And this weekend I’ll be working on sewing buttons onto this sweater:

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And knitting a collar onto this sweater:

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And then blocking both of them.

In homesteading news, I canned some applesauce and salsa, and froze more beans and a few peas:

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Then, we started this:

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…which is seriously going to cut into my knitting time.   It’s addicting.  But quality quiet time with my sweetie pie makes up for it!