Tiny Sequoias, Pond Cleaning, and a New Afghan Project

Posted by mrssmythe on April 25, 2017 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, Seasons, Week in Review |

CPT A brought his sequoias home from the office this past week. He has two now (from an original batch of eight) that he’s nurtured from seed. They’re two years old, and it was time for them to be repotted…a nerve-wracking procedure as CPT A has grown rather fond to them. But, here we are, two days later, and […]

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The Brown Bear Blanket

Posted by mrssmythe on April 13, 2016 in Art, Crafting |

I finished another stash-busting project this past week – a variation on Lion Brand’s “Blended Colors Baby Throw“. The first time I knit this pattern, I followed the prescribed color scheme exactly. This time, I branched out and matched the stripes to illustrations in the popular children’s book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?. I […]

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Joyful Knitting – and some other things

Posted by mrssmythe on March 15, 2016 in Crafting, Seasons |

Now that’s the face of a happy knitter. Not really. In fact, when Ginger took that photo (without my knowing it), she laughed and said, “You look really angry, Mom.” I explained that I was concentrating. I’d just realized I’d made a mistake on the toe of one of CPT A’s “Christmas” socks. I was trying to […]

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Next Generation Blanket

Posted by mrssmythe on February 12, 2016 in Crafting |

I usually have more than one knitting project going at any given time. Ideally, I like to have something challenging for the evenings – when I can tune everything else out and focus on knitting, exclusively. (Very pleasant). I also like to have something very basic going – something that I can work on anywhere, without much thought. This […]

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