Yikes! Where has the time gone? I was absolutely shocked when I looked at a calender today.
So just what have I been up to? Well property hunting mainly. I just got back from a trip to Kingston/Brockville to explore the area and look at a few places. We haven't found anything yet but fingers crossed we do soon.
I have also been doing my usual cooking and baking. I just finished baking an apple pie (I bought a fancy apple peeler/corer/slicer and just had to try it out!). I've also been making a lot of vegetarian soups.
|Carrot, Parsnip, and White Bean soup|
My little garden is starting to come together. This year I'm planting mint, catnip, swiss chard, and a few different lettuces. Those were partly chosen as they will all be harvested before we move.
I also just completed my first ball of "real" yarn! I've been experimenting with spinning my own yarn and have finally got the technique down. At the moment I am just using a drop spindle, but my dad may built me a spinning wheel for my birthday if he buys a new saw. I dyed the yarn with Kool-Aid and it came out as a soft purple, which I am calling "purple heather". The photos don't really show the true colour, but it is gorgeous in person! It's going to be socks.
|The yarn drying in my room. I had to rewash it afterwards to get some of the kinks out |
since it didn't have enough tension on it while drying.