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Monday, July 25, 2011

Interview: Sew Basted I Wanna Purl

A while back I was asked by Breana to do an interview for her blog Sew Basted I Wanna Purl, with a clever name like that who wouldn't say yes, lol. Breana had some really great questions to ask and the interview was a lot of fun to do. If you would like to check it out the interview is HERE.  



Thursday, July 21, 2011

In the Garden... the last of the peas.


We have a ton of peas in the garden and they are starting to look a little tired. 

 { Snap Peas / Sugar Daddy from West Coast Seeds }
~ sown outdoors feb 15 ~

 { Elsie likes me to split the pods open 
so that she can eat each little pea }

 We took our big green bowl outside and harvested what was left on the shoots, which was alot,
considering just 10 days earlier I had filled this bowl...


...then we pulled out all of the plants. I've really tried to stay on top of the vegetable garden this year. I love how each vegetable has a time of year it grows best in and the beds are constantly changing. Lettuce, radishes, carrots, and beets are constantly being sown for a continuous crop throughout the season. I really enjoy these cycles and I'm trying to use the space as efficiently as I can. I have a notebook which I use diligently, although I have to admit there are a few gaps in my note taking. I've learned so much this year and there are so many things I plan to do differently (better) next year. 

Do any of you who tend vegetable gardens have rituals you swear by? A spreadsheet? A notebook? A calendar? How do you stay organized? I'd love to know.

Monday, July 18, 2011

My Knitting Story on Never Not Knitting

If you've followed my blog since it began, you may remember the day I discovered podcasts. The first was Never Not Knitting and although there have been a few here and there, Alana's is the only podcast I have managed to stick with. Maybe it's the regularity of the show, episodes air on the 1st & 15th of every month, it's easy to remember and also easy to keep up with (they aren't too often or too infrequent to follow). Or maybe it's because I feel like we, as listeners, have had a window into Alana's evolving career; beginning at a local yarn store, branching out as a budding designer and becoming a huge success in very little time, fun knitting stories have given way to interviews with famous knitwear designers such as Debbie Bliss and Ysolda Teague. What ever the reason, it's the only podcast I listen to, and I've been a dedicated listener for 2 years now, so you can imagine how excited I was to be invited by Alana to share a knitting story with her listeners!

My knitting story will be on Episode 54 of the Never Not Knitting podcast airing July 15th. Alana will also be hosting a giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of my Georgia pattern along with 4 skeins of Tough Love Sock by SweetGeorgia Yarns in the Tourmaline colourway! If you have yet to get your hands on some SweetGeorgia Yarn here is your chance! Hop on over to Alana's blog to enter!

 { Georgia }


Giveaway on NeverNotKnitting!

The giveaway post is up on Alana's blog today!

If you missed my knitting story on Episode 54 of the NeverNotKnitting podcast, hop on over and have a listen. Alana has now posted all of the details of the giveaway over on her blog so if you would like an opportunity to win 4 skeins of gorgeous SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock and a copy of my pattern Georgia then be sure to leave a comment at the bottom of Alana's post HERE.

Good Luck!




Friday, July 15, 2011

Random {Mobile} Pic of the Day...

{ Nanoose Edibles }

::: Chris snapped this shot while picking up a bundle of flowers for Emma's wedding... I love farms :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Off My Needles... sneak peek.

My sister Emma is getting married this Saturday and I've knit a little something to keep my shoulders warm at the reception. 


{ ...sneak peek! }

...I also had alot of fun playing with my hair for the shoot, lol, thanks again Shannon for posting such a helpful roundup just in the nick of time!


...more to come on this design after the wedding.