Wandering: Part 2

A glimpse into our wanderings from the last few weeks:

Beware of the wildlife:
We spotted this rather large male black bear in the neighboring field only a half mile from our land.  The neighbors tell us a sow and her two cubs have been seen in the woods behind our homestead many times...  which led to a lesson (a.k.a.  hilarious reenactment) of what to do if you encounter a bear.

A few wood working projects:  
* Bird feeder
* Sword
* Unknown. "It's a secret Mom."

Collecting plants for medicinal use:
* rhododendron flowers for swelling
* jewelweed for poison ivy

Cold weather kayaking

Discovering little bits of magic all around.

And of course, a lot of knitting.  

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p.s.  It's so good to be back in this space.  I can't wait to show you all the fun side projects I've been working on, as well as some new ideas I've been dreaming up for the blog!

p.p.s.  I've listed several new pairs of upcycled longies in the shop!  Enjoy~

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We're going wandering for a couple of weeks, see you soon!

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Yarn Along

Joining in with Ginny for her weekly Yarn Along....

I finished up Luke's rainbow sweater this week.  I love how fast these little seamless raglans knit up.  Easy enough to knit while chatting in the car or at the park with friends, but interesting enough with the color changes to keep from being monotonous.  And I dare say he loves it too.  He only takes it off long enough to take a bath!  Fortunately, the weather is still cool enough for wool, so he'll get some use out of it for awhile.  {I can always add an inch or two to the sleeves and waist if he has a growth spirt over the summer!}

I also cast on a pair of basic ribbed socks for myself.  With an alpaca and wool blend, they'll be a soft, warm treat for camping this spring.  {My feet have been freezing with the 40 degree nights in the camper!}

{I may have read Taproot at least three times now.  I can't wait for the next issue to arrive!}

What have you been working on this week?

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{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

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This Week

This week:

* I wrangled in a hidden barbed wire fence.  I'd like to say I won the duel, but now I'm mending my favorite pair of jeans.  

* We climbed trees.

* Cole discovered treasures hidden in the woods.

* I kettle dyed some yarn and started knitting a rainbow sweater for Luke.  It's a basic seamless raglan worked with Elizabeth Zimmermann's EPS system.  The boy is in love.  

What are you working on this week?

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Dancing in the joy of new life all around...  Happy Beltane!

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