Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Knitting and Reading

Joining in again for Ginny's yarn along.
Well, I have finished my Cascade Luna Summer T, and I really like the way it turned out.  I loved the main pattern and am looking at ways to enhance it with another insert pattern in the front, on the sleeves, or maybe something on the back.

So, off I charge into another project that I found on Ravelry! Another short sleeved sweater named, "Tangerine Twist". Except mine is not Tangerine, not that I don't love tangerine, but it doesn't like my complexion. It sort of makes me look like some pumpkins distant cousin, the one the family does NOT talk about!
  I chose a silk rayon blend made by Katia called Fanny. I cannot find it on their website anymore, and I really cannot remember where I got it. It is some of the stash that I am dwindling down.

So far the pattern has been fun, and easy, and I have enjoyed it.
As for what I am reading....believe me, you really do not want to know! ;p It is my pharmacy textbook again. Things are really starting to heat up in class, and actually being able to sit down and read anything besides work, is not happening. That is unless it is a mag, like this Vogue, that I can pick up, read for 5 minutes, and then get back to work.

That's about it for now...wishing everyone Happy Knitting/ Crocheting/ Needle-pointing/ etc. :)

Be well,
Christina

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My Addiction

I am a Nature-aholic. Some people are coffee-aholics. Some people are shopaholics. I have even known those who refused to move to a town without a  Krispy Kreme store,  (not mentioning any names of course).  As for me, anything that is green, in the ground, or a species other than human, ranks on my top 10 list of things which I cannot go a day without!

I have always grown things for as long as I can remember. It has always maintained a fascination within me to see seeds become something extraordinarily spectacular. The animals that surround our house are my friends and most sacred companions. They add so much to my life, just by being!

So needless to say, I feed them. Tons of seeds and breads and whatever scraps I think that they may enjoy. One of the bonuses of feeding them is that I get the unexpected surplus of their clumsiness. In particular on my squirrel feeder, which I might add never seems to have the squirrel in it,

 but plays host to numerous other species, has spurred the spilled sunflower seeds to form a beautiful addition to an otherwise empty spot.









So while I continue to feed, I can only hope that they continue to be clumsy for my benefit!

Be well,
Christina

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Collard Killer

Oyyyyy, I have been noticing something chewing on all my collards for the past two weeks. So during my watering session tonight I took a closer look, only to find these little creatures underneath the leaves chewing away.
I do not know what they are, so I squished them. :(
I hate to kill anything, especially since I do not even know what they are. But they are causing a lot of damage, I can tell you that much! The neighbor said that this little worm comes from the white moths that are always buzzing around the garden. My beautiful plants use to look like this....



NOW....they have become lace....

I think next year a row cover is in the budget...right?
Heading online right now to find out the little culprits name!


Be well...
Christina