Monday, August 14, 2017

All The Things

It's been several months (four months and two days) since I retired. Amazing how quickly the time has flown by. I gotta say, I don't miss working, not at all.

Small Batch Preserving

Preserved Lemons

Hawaiian Mixed Mui with the preserved lemons

Tiny Tasty Garden


Strawberry Rhubarb Galette

Basil and Tiny Tomatoes
I think my brown thumb is turning a wee bit green.

Hippie Cooking
Local grown Mung beans and the nifty sprouter I found at our Goodwill thrift store.

Harvest in four days


A Little Bit of Myself
I volunteered my time as a table hostess (Would you like more water? bread?) and knitted dishcloths for our local Empty Bowls Charity event to benefit Atascadero's homeless shelter.

Once a month I'm a Bagger at our local food pantry - Atascadero Loaves and Fishes.

Photo taken by Feeding America

 Knitting Comfort Scarves for charity.

First (possibly last) attempt knitting for the Mother Bear Project.

Fibery Goodness
Here's my Box-o-Shawls. There's a one skein shawl on the needles all the time.


Four placemats woven on the Schacht 20" Flip Loom finished and cut off the loom. Finally.

This week I'm casting on to knit my first two (or three) color shawl project. It was a tough decision picking the colors.

I pre-washed the yarn in case the colors bled. (The very saturated colors needed several rinses - looking at you Edison Bulb yellow and bright Pink.)

And hanging up to dry.

Lately, I've also been thinking about this:
Spinning because knitting isn't weird enough