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Sunday, March 08, 2009

First wisp of spring

We had our first warm sunny weekend, and I needed to get my hands in dirt. I know it's too early for gardening, but we headed over to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to buy seeds. There were signs of spring all over the garden







We decided to try some veggies from seed this year instead of plants. We started lettuce & carrots from seeds inside. They will be ready to transplant outside by the time our first frost date is past.

I really needed this weekend for a fresh perspective on things.

I also tried by hand at some new cool crochet stitches. Lily Chin came to the Studio last Thursday and she showed these really cool techniques from her book Mosaic Magic. I decided to try the Aran stitches. I made a lot of mistakes, but I started to get the hang of it. I'm going to practice some more and then try my hand at a scarf in Fisherman's Wool.

I also got pretty far on the front of my sweater

Next week is going to be another long one. I need a vacation in the worst way.

2 Comments:

  • Yo knittah! Now that sweater is almost done!

    I'm so glad we met this weekend- you work on planning your trip out here and I'll work on sending you some cheese. :)

    PM me your mailing addy---

    By Blogger sarah / knot another hat, at 11:25 AM  

  • I'm SOOO glad I met you and your insane cohort. Check you store blog . . . I posted a comment last night.

    By Blogger Patty, at 11:49 AM  

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