Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Goings On

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Cleaning up leaves in the yard

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While the deer clean up fallen crabapples

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The last harvest before the hard frost: leeks, cabbage and chard

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Inside, things are sprouting

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And baking

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Beef stock simmering on the stove filled the house with good smells

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All between writing

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And reviewing manuscripts – mine and a friend’s

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Then, at the end of the day, there’s time to work on my blue chenille sweater

5 comments:

  1. Okay, a couple of questions. What is sprouting in the water garden and how in the world do you knit a sweater? I love the blue chenille, but can't image trying to knit a sweater. I can't seem to get the hang of purling. Love the cleanup crew in the yard.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  2. Hi Mason! Those are narcissus bulbs sprouting. They're sometimes called paperwhites, but these supposedly will bloom yellow.

    As for sweaters, I think they're kind of like novels: one stitch at a time and one word at a time. Plus this one is sleeveless, so not as much work. If you're interested, there are no-purl sweater patterns, many worked on round needles so you still get a smooth stockinette texture. ; )

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  3. Cricket, your yard looks almost as big as my grandma's yard. My grandma's yard has that same kind of fencing around the outside of it too :0

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  4. Busy times! I finished up a whirlwind round of activities with the JAX Local Author Day yesterday, and now I'm just trying to get organized and get back to writing. And I don't even have the gardening, canning, etc. to use as an excuse being behind.

    That photo with the red cabbage is excellent. I love the colors.

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  5. Patricia, it sounds like the JAX event was a huge success! I'm sorry I couldn't make it this year -- was taking a class at NCW ; ).

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