And for once, those aren't speckles because my lens is dirty, those are strands of glitter in the yarn. It's reclaimed from the Dwarf's grandmother's knitting projects. My wrist is ker-nackered. No more crocheting big items until I have a hook with a thicker barrel.
I knotted loops in four metres of yarn so I could mark out a square metre with the sticks that I knew were already up at the plot. I picked a patch of couch grass next to the Jerusalem artichokes, against the west boundary and started raking... then forked it over... then more raking, then... Continue Reading →
Happy birthday, Dwarf! Thank you for saying it was ok to crochet with grey if black was too tricky! A pupper, Helping
My site key arrived on Monday so on Tuesday morning I pranced up there a civilised half hour after sunrise with a borrowed hedge trimmer, borrowed secateurs and a borrowed glove. I wanted to hack down enough bramble to reach the shed and see what was in there, and I managed precisely that and no... Continue Reading →
https://www.treeguideuk.co.uk/mini-guides/conifer-cone/ helped with the headline tbh.
Nell, a human in her late twenties. A forger. David, a human in his forties. A farmer.Major, a spaniel. An explorer.Brown, a spaniel cross. A guard.Callahan, a labrador cross. A carer.Heath, an unidentifiable cross. An explorer. Macmillan, a lurcher. A carer. Norfolk, a county. https://nanowrimo.org/participants/hooksforeverything
Absolute beginner-level front-page-of-google answers to the questions I asked myself, as an absolute beginner, when I first started thinking about using wind to power some aspects of yurt life: Can people just buy turbines ready to power consumer goods? Well, the first page of Google for 'home wind turbine UK' was all advertising and domains... Continue Reading →
Hats - no because it turns out we have a cache of them to sell and only one month left of winter car boot salesPlant pot hangersCoasters (does anyone buy coasters any more?)Blankets, eventuallyCushion coversDishes and bowls (the decor type, not the food safe type)Christmas decorations if I get on it soon
Went awesomely! It was effing cold but we remained cheerful and went home with less stuff and more money. We're certainly going to go again, probably with more homemade things. What sold: Lego, a framed poster, dining chairs, medium sized summer trousers, a humorous coffee mug. What didn't sell: novels, small clothing. I missed the... Continue Reading →
hooksforeverything - I hadn't been to one since I was a child, and I think some of the items there today had been making the rounds of jumble sales since I was a child. I've been spoiled by charity shops and their whimsical habit of only putting out clean merchandise... I thought I'd feel more... Continue Reading →