Mammoth Pumpkins, Hugelkultur, and a Bit of Knitting (for fun)

Posted by mrssmythe on November 15, 2017 in Crafting, Garden, Seasons, Week in Review |

It’s traditional here in New England (and probably lots of other places as well) to set out a pumpkin or two on the porch steps in celebration of autumn. Historic Deerfield, though, takes it a step further. During a walk there with my sister, we saw plenty of porches just loaded with pumpkins. Some of the […]

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An Icelandic Yoke Sweater – Finished!

Posted by mrssmythe on February 19, 2016 in Crafting, Critters |

This week, I was down with a head cold. I do not, in any way, approve of head colds, but, in this case, my down time led to some productive and enjoyable hours. Basically, I sat in front of the fire and knit. (And, yes, those are sock monkey pajamas you see under my knitting.) I knit so […]

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The Latest Knitting Project

Posted by mrssmythe on August 21, 2015 in Crafting |

About a month ago, I started working on a sweater vest for myself. I was anticipating the upcoming fall weather and thought that July would probably be the time to start working on something if I wanted to have it ready to wear when the leaves began to fall. I’m partial to sweater vests, and found a great […]

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Unseasonably Warm

Posted by mrssmythe on October 15, 2014 in Crafting, Critters, Garden, Seasons |

For two days now our temperatures have hovered near eighty degrees. And, it hasn’t been a warm, dry eighty. It’s been a muggy eighty. I was working in the yard today, wearing jeans, and I realized, within minutes, that I was overdressed. You know how jeans feel sticky and heavy in the heat? That’s how […]

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