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Fair Isle Progress, the First Butterfly, and a Traveling Nest

Posted by mrssmythe on June 11, 2019 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, Week in Review |

The fair isle sweater continues to cook along swimmingly. Here is my progress as of last week. I think it’s interesting how the colors in the sweater echo the colors I’m seeing in my yard right now. The purple of the irises… and of the clematis, which opened just a few days ago. The orange […]

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Iris Season, the Turkey Returns, and a Knitting Update

Posted by mrssmythe on June 4, 2019 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Garden, libraries, Museums, Week in Review |

It’s Iris season! The lovely specimens you see below are currently outside the Smith Museum in downtown Springfield. Happily, I have irises growing in my own yard as well – though not in such spectacular profusion. Here is a yellow “volunteer” that popped up out of nowhere last year. Now I have several along the […]

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Spring Has Arrived!

Posted by mrssmythe on April 11, 2017 in Critters, Garden, Seasons |

Wouldn’t you know it – I finished my new wool fair isle hat (thinking all the while how nice it would be for dog walking), and the very next day, the temperatures soar to 87 degrees. Typical New England. I won’t complain, though. It was wonderful today to open the windows, grab something other than a […]

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Chickens and Firelight

Posted by mrssmythe on March 27, 2017 in Chickens, Crafting, Critters, Seasons, Week in Review |

More snow. More chickens. Well, technically not a lot more snow, but it did snow here this week,(very briefly) and the stuff that was already on the ground looks to be in no hurry to leave. We did have some nice, sunny days, though, which prompted more sessions in a lawn chair against the barn, soaking […]

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A Most Romantic Gift

Posted by mrssmythe on February 17, 2016 in Celebrations, Crafting |

CPT America and I broke with tradition this year and consulted one another about our Valentine’s Day gifts. It was his idea. He wanted a grain mill for his brewing hobby. “Was there anything,” he wondered, “that I had been eyeing?” I immediately thought of the Jamieson’s of Shetland Sample Card I’d been looking at just a few […]

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