28 February 2014

Fragment Friday - Snowmageddon!

Return of the Scarf. I made one for me this time, with leftover yarn from the other two.

1.  Bracing for another round of PolarSnowpocolypseAgeddon. If I wanted to spend my days at -20, I'd live a lot further north. On the other hand, it is conducive to knitting and weaving with wool. 

2.  Had a little mix up with the paint store. My light gold colored paint turned out to be a bright yellow. But we kept painting - "Oh, it'll darken when it dries". Nope. Easter Peep yellow. We took it back, and sure enough, it was an error. Now we get to repaint in a nice light gold that compliments our Aztec Gold living room - instead of clashing horribly. 

3.  My Anonymous brother and his Nonny Moose were kind enough to send me my grandmother's pasta maker. Now I'm all excited to make homemade pasta. Tradition and good eats all in one! What are some of your family food traditions?

4.  I've been writing snippets for the Next Fantasy Novel. Apparently my hero has a rather large flaw he didn't inform me about until now. So now I need to go back to my beginning chapters and plant some seeds. This was on top of another major character's revelation about who he really loves. I think it's time to rework my outline. Stupid characters, running their own lives....

5.  Have you been getting garden catalogs in the mail? They look so tempting, all that nice produce. I'm debating putting a raised bed box in my backyard. Two benefits - real vegetables, and less lawn to mow. Anyone have any insights into raised beds?
 
 
Close up of the Scarf ready to face Snowmageddon '14.
 

8 comments:

Carla said...

Your scarf looks gorgeous! Good luck coping with the snow.

Raised beds are worth a go if you don't mind the initial work to set them up. Being raised, they don't get waterlogged even if you're on heavy clay soil, which also helps them to dry out and warm up quicker in spring, so you can start the vegetables earlier. We have one that we generally use for onions and butternut squash. (Caveat: UK weather conditions and climate are liable to be very different from Wyoming!)

Kathleen Cassen Mickelson said...

Agree with Carla about the scarf's gorgeousness. And I feel your pain about PolarSnowpocolypseAgeddon. Sigh. So, raised beds - we have two. We built them four or five summers ago out of cedar and made them roughly 4'X8', then dumped compost and peat moss into them. One of the best things we ever did. We grow herbs, tomatoes, peppers, and had amazing squash and pumpkin crops in years past. Also, check out Square Foot Gardening - it's an interesting way to make a grid and get more yield from a raised bed.

Split Pea Traveler said...

It's funny~ I don't knit, don't weave, don't read fantasy, and don't make homemade pasta, yet somehow, I love your weekly posts. You're always doing such interesting things!

Keep warm out there. Are the corgis good for cuddling?

Also, great colors in the scarf.

Constance Brewer said...

Carla - Thanks!

I have some slave labor to help me out. I'll just have to figure out how much soil and manure to buy to fill it up. And now Scott says if we do one, why don't we do three? Ack! Then again, maybe I'll grow some potatoes...

Constance Brewer said...

Kathleen, the 4x8 beds are what I'm looking at building. I did grab a Square Foot gardening book from the library today. It sounds intriguing.Now I have to start figuring out what I would want to grow.

Constance Brewer said...

Split Pea Traveler - I'm glad you find enough interesting to come back and visit. Sure I can't corrupt you into knitting or homemade pasta? :)

Split Pea Traveler said...

Maybe… if we were to knit homemade pasta. Wait! That sounds like fantasy. Perhaps there's hope for my corruption yet. :)

Constance Brewer said...

Hmm, I bet I could knit pasta. Maybe that will make it into a fantasy novel...