Invisabul allotment progress

New rake arrived from Amazon and I went up to the plot before work to move more plant matter from the ground to the compost bin. It is completely imperceptible in my before and after photos! I'm not kidding, those are the progress photos. 😂

Term 1 roundup (q4 2019)

My self-set modules were: Produce 5kg of food, Publish fiction, Study soil, Study turbines. I harvested 1.5 kg of Jerusalem artichokes that were in the plot when I took tenancy. 1.5/5, 30%, a fail. I did not publish. I got to like 3k words of Nanowrimo and then got, I dunno, a cold or a... Continue Reading →

Loom knitting: first two attempts

YouTube video from the channel "LoomAHat' helped me cast on and do two rows. Then this happened. She was so proud! I let her keep it, because my yarn tension was so crap on the first try anyway. Started again a few days later, holding the round much much looser and still loosening it as... Continue Reading →

Crochet: modified Secret Paths shawl

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.

First square metre of allotment

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 →

Small things hooksforeverything could totally make

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

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