Thursday, July 1, 2010

Finally. Updated!

Friday, May 28, 2010

You Can Grow, Tundra or Not!

Considering that I cannot sleep, in light of a terrible cough accompanied by many a flu-like symptom, I will update here.  Though not about knitting.  My housemate, Julie, and I put our baby seedlings into the ground on Monday.  Julie is a clever gal who suggested we nail posts into the ground, about 6 feet apart, and weave twine back and forth across them.  This acts much like a tomato cage but cost us only $2.29 in twine (we used wood from our shed, you could use almost anything) and it worked like a charm.
Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

Exhibit C:
Space rows about 1 1/2 feet apart.  The plants will wind around the twine and the fruit will grow from the vines.  This keeps the fruit from growing in the dirt and forming "ugly spots."  Leave 1-2 feet between your plants. If you are growing beans, you only need the top row of twine.  The vine will grow along the twine with some minor training and the beans will dangle from it.

Exhibit D: (just for fun, where there is patience... there is beauty)

If you live in Oswego and want to garden, but don't have the space, there is lots of free space still available in the Community Garden located at Fallbrook!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Snow in April?!

Whatever, more reason to be creative and hide out inside, I guess.

In this endeavor to make new clothes I have found some great resources, one of which I am proud to say is based right here in Oswego! This woman has hundreds and hundreds of free patterns. I suggest, if you are into needlework, you check her stuff out. Purple Kitty LLC

She has a lot of FREE vintage patterns posted here. :) :) I like them for inspiration, and inspiration I have found. I hope you will too.

Monday, April 12, 2010

New Discoveries

I have been slacking, despite having hours upon hours of free time while I work all night. Ugh. I only have two more "nights" left and then I am leaving the vampire lifestyle behind.

Most recently I have acquired a digital camera, courtesy of The Raven and a drunk girl who lost it months ago. That means this blog will, hopefully, take off and so will etsy. Time is too limited.

I have been focusing my knitoral efforts in the most practical way possible (at least in my mind.) So I am working on the finishing touches of a bikini, summer is coming! And I have just begun a cute little cardigan. In light of spring, I have found myself incredibly inspired to create my own new wardrobe. However, switching from hats to clothes is not an easy transition. I needed some guidance. I found it in various places. I would like to share these (new to me) discoveries.

There is a really neat website called Ravelry that features thousands of free, member-submitted patterns. Check it out, and sign up!

Of course I was led to this after I began working on a pattern I found on that was submitted by the ever-talented Gudrun Johnston. I found her blog quite inspiring.

This lady also has some pretty awesome stuff going on, some free patterns and some for sale.

So this being said, I hope to start taking things a bit more seriously in the upcoming weeks. Expansion, expansion, expansion!

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Deepak Chopra spoke at a fancy theater in Syracuse last night. Dr. Chopra had a lot to say. Of this lot one thing stands out most in my mind. "The easiest way to find happiness is by making someone else happy."

That being said I am setting up a Benefit for Haiti on February 19th, 2010.
Bryan McPherson and Jeff Rowe will grace us with their wonderful presence.

All proceeds with benefit victims in Haiti (specific charity has yet to be decided upon)

Now I am calling out to the community. I would like to have table of handmade goods, a portion (or all, that is up to the crafter) of proceeds to go along with what we raise at the door. I will be contributing some knits :) If you would like to get involved, please contact me:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Project Mania!

Starting a new blog, maybe this is part of my secret desire to find a get-rich quick scheme. Maybe this is because knitting and my womanhood cross my mind millions of times each day. Maybe I just want to find out more about both areas for my own selfish reasons and this is only a way to document my findings. Yes, that's it.

So here is a list of a few things that have been popping through my head. Things I hope to explore with this tool they call a blog.

1. New Etsy! Featuring knitted goods and Rad Pads.
2. Spinning yarn!
3. Socks
4. Alternative methods of Birth Control
5. The moon and the role it plays in menstruation
6. Organic Gardening
7. Uses for menstrual blood
8. Alternatives to sanitary products used during menstruation
9. Natural Living
10. Shoplifting

That being said, welcome new bloggy thingy! I hope to learn a lot from you.