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


  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.

    Thoughts in Progress

  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. ; )

  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

  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.

  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 ; ).