Good Evening Internet Friends!
I went out over the weekend to the farm to my garden. Not sure who had the brilliant idea to plant all those carrots, beets and potatoes but whomever it was was NUTS. Now I know this is no where near the garden my mother used to plant.... but in my defense she fed five people; I feed two all the time, and three when hubby is home from camp so no real comparison.
Here is my version of a tailgate party for the September Long Weekend:
There are carrots, beets, tri-colored carrots, onions, rhubarb, green, yellow and purple beans on the tailgate.
Potatoes red and purple ( I do not grow white or yellow potatoes cause I just don't like them). ☺
I really wanted to leave the pumpkin until the weekend but was worried with the temperatures dropping something would happen to it and then I would be upset. In perspective this pumpkin is larger than a gallon pail.
Tomatoes, red, purple and yellow!
This evening has been spent blanching the tri-colored carrots!
While the carrots are boiling and cooling I have started working on my latest knitting creation.
For the past 14+ days I have been driving the F 350 Super Duty Crew Cab with an 8' box as my daily vehicle. This means that there is no heated underground parking garage for me when I arrive at work. To park the truck I have to park almost 3 blocks away from work and walk. Every morning it seems to be a little colder on my hands.
Since I love knitting (it is still my favorite of all crafts and let's keep that in perspective I learned to knit when I was 8 years old and it is always part of my daily life) I decided it was time to knit myself a new pair of mittens. My yarns are all from Indie Yarn Dyers. There are so many fabulous yarn dyers here in Canada. Just about the time I think I have found my FAVORITE yarn, I find another that I love just as much if not a little more. I love being able to support these Indie artists and the work that they put into the wool that they choose and the dyeing process to get the unique one of a kind colors. Most of the yarn that I use is wool, sometimes I will get a wool with a silk added to it. It is rare for me to use commercially prepared yarns as I love natural fibers and the feel of true wool for my projects. I also love these more natural wool yarns because I have a lot of allergies and skin sensitivities that are not affected by the yarns I get from Indie yarn dyers. I always encourage people to try these not as processed wool yarns before they give up on wool because it is just so amazingly soft, comfortable and warm in winter. ☺
Cast On and away I go!
Hope this inspires your own creativity...