yarn along

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I’ve finally pulled out my needles again and I’m yarning along with Ginny at Small Things today.   Still a knitting novice, I am revisiting a cute summer tank that I started over two years ago when we were still living in Montana.  Oy.  I had to start over three times last spring/summer and then finally gave it a rest once Fall was around the corner.  The seeding border was difficult for me and lets don’t even speak of those darn buttonholes!   I did have the foresight last year, however,  to go up a size when I had my last “do-over” moment, so its a size 6 which will hopefully give my girl some growing room.  After all of this effort, I sure hope it fits and that she likes it!  The pattern also came with instructions for making some cute shorts/bloomers and a sun hat (out of  fabric, thank goodness!).

I’m also dreaming of chickens again.  We miss our Montana flock tremendously and I’m trying to wrap my head around backyard chickens for our new digs.  I’m not sure if its going to be feasible yet, but I’m loving Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken Friendly Yard by a talented landscape architect and urban homesteader, Jessi Bloom.  I snagged the book last year and I’m finally finding a few minutes here and there throughout the week to read it.  Even if we can’t have a flock just yet, her ideas regarding plants, composting fencing are fantastically practical!

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