Sunday, May 09, 2010

Catching Up

Catching Up

I didn't realize how long it had been since I last blogged until the other day. I just have been caught up in a heavy work schedule and lost track of time. So much has been going on, that I hope that I can remember what to catch up on. I have been knitting on the same project forever. I am not one for having a lot of UFOs hanging out so I have been working on the same thing and it's boring me to tears. I made a promise not to buy any yarn until Maryland Sheep and Wool and I haven't. I am debating whether or not I will hang in there another six months and not buy anymore yarn. I am positive that I can, but I am wondering about gifts for friends and family. What if I don't have a color they like for a certain project? My taste seems to be more earth tones and more subdued colors compared to what everyone else likes. So I keep working on this project until the answer comes to me.

I joined a local CSA (Community Support Agriculture) farm that does a fiber CSA. I split a share with another spinner. I am very excited to see how it goes. I think we might get to attend a day of dyeing and then get our shares in the fall after they come back from the processor. I will post all of this as soon as it happens.

I came and went to Maryland Sheep & Wool Show with a group of ladies that were tons of fun from a knitting group that I belong to. Had a great time and made a few smallish purchases and one really long overdue one.

Just this past week (5/7/10) I added something new to me. It was painful but I thought it turned out well.

We got the garden in and a new rain barrel hooked up to the one we bought last year so watering the garden should cost us a little less. The next big addition is going to be a compost bin of some sort. Can you tell I am really into the gardening thing. If I could figure out where to put a bin for Vermicomposting (composting with Red Wigglers) I would. I am afraid the dogs would go after the juices that come from that kind of composting. Not a wonderful thought.

So can see that I have been busy doing thing and I have been taking pictures in hopes that I would be able to find time to catch up on what's been going on. So stay tuned for posts on each of the events listed above. I took pictures for the purchases for MDS&W and hopefully I can get some posts done this week with my lesser working schedule. So please hang in there with me while I do some catching up!


MindySue said...

Sounds like you had fun. Miss talking to you.

vlb5757 said...

I have missed talking to you too. I forgot we were supposed to chat this evening. Got so wrapped up in catching up on my blogging that I totally lost track of time. Hopefully life will settle down from now on.

Sharon said...

It's too bad you're not enjoying the knitting - it looks very pretty. Now that it's spring though, I think we're all going to be spending more time outside in our yards.

I'm interested to see how a fiber CSA plays out.

Leslie said...

Some day I will get the the Maryland show.

Enjoy your garden, I know it's certainly balm for my soul to get my hands into the earth of a day.

vlb5757 said...

Sharon-the afghan has been dragging on much longer than I like and I am suffering mentally from this year long yarn diet. It's about to do my in. Thank goodness I have some sock yarn to help me through it.

Leslie-I so love our little urban garden. It's been fun. Now we have to rain barrels for gray water and now am looking into getting some worms for Vermicomposting and another compost bin for outside. It's just been a great learning experience!