Saturday, July 26, 2014
You guys, I got 9 pairs of jeans! I have never owned nine pairs of nice fitting jeans in my life, this is magical. I'm so excited that I won't need to buy new jeans for this fall and winter, wheeee! I also got some basic tanks which is great because I'm never good at picking up basic items when I'm shopping, and some other cute tops to add to my wardrobe.
We also encountered a pair of cursed, haunted pants that managed to be ill-fitting on all of us, in different ways. Bad pants!
Have you ever done a clothes swap before? If not, you should, it's a lot of fun!
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Cute, right? You might notice that I ripped the patterned shawl out and started again on a very basic one. The pattern was nice enough, but I couldn't work on it at knit nights without messing up. And that doesn't really work since I don't knit all that much outside of knitting get togethers. Hopefully I'll finish this shawl before summer is over!
Do you have a favorite weight of yarn to work with?
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 11:20 AM
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
There are also lots of beautiful structures to explore:
I feel very lucky that at after a day of enjoying all of the city things that urban life has to offer, we can head over to such a gorgeous, peaceful area and enjoy a little bit of nature.
What are some of your favorite places where you live?
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 3:19 PM
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Yay! I think some of these will end up on tonight's sandwiches. I also love that they're different colors - it's like a radish variety pack.
Did you guys grow any radishes this year?
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 2:17 PM
Thursday, June 19, 2014
It's been pretty dang rainy around here lately. The part that I really don't like though is the whole thunder and lightning situation - not a fan! But rainy days are excellent for knitting progress, right? I finished a shawl last night (pictures soon, gotta block it first) and started a new one today:
I saw the pattern at a local yarn shop and really liked it. Oddly enough, the designer is the same woman who designed the shawl I just finished! Has that ever happened to you?
And since I was already standing in the rain like a weirdo, taking pictures of my shawl, I thought I'd snap a pic of the flowers my neighbor is growing out back:
How about you, do you like storms?
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 5:59 PM
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Cute, right? I have no idea if I'll get a ripe berry before the squirrels, bunnies, or birds get to them, but I'll certainly try! I've never actually had an alpine strawberry before, but I've heard they're pretty delicious - please report if any of you have had one.
My pepper plant is popping out peppers, yay!
I never grow enough peppers to keep up with our consumption or the amount needed for canning, but it's still super rewarding to add some spice using a homegrown pepper.
My indigo rose tomato also has a wee tomato developing:
I can't wait, I don't think I've had this variety before. Apparently the theme of this year's garden is "grow things you've never even tasted before!"
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 1:08 PM
Monday, June 16, 2014
Normally, this sign is not underwater! The whole sidewalk and chain fence was submerged. Despite river weirdness, it was a beautiful afternoon:
We had a picnic lunch on a bench near the river, and Chelsea posed majestically for me:
The main reason for the trip was to visit Darn Knit Anyway, isn't their window display fun?
What are some of your favorite day trip destinations?
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 9:52 AM