Lately

Seen above:

  • Finally settled on the design and construction for the Liesl Made Dress. These first two have some problems so, unfortunately for me, I’m going to have to keep them and wear them myself.
  • I got an early start on some seeds this year and was pretty giddy when they started sprouting. I’ll share more about them in the future.
  • My brother is a huge kombucha fan (he swears it’s what has kept him from getting sick all winter.) Kombucha is an acquired taste that is growing on me too. So now there is talk of getting some culture to make our own. It sure would be a lot cheaper.
  • After my frenzy in late January, I hit something of a knitting slump. Luckily it has passed and I’m back making progress with my current projects. (Seen above is the Collins Brook Cowl in the yarn I dyed using onion skins. I’ve completed it since taking the picture and it will make a proper appearance on the blog soon.)
  • I also hit a bit of a reading slump. The interest fizzled quickly in nearly every book I cracked open. Finally Under the Glacier stuck. It’s a novel by Icelandic author Halldor Laxness. It is apparently very different from anything else he wrote. It was a quirky but enjoyable story.
  • Plus, I got my hands on a copy of Nourishing Traditions. It’s been on my wishlist for years but I could never seem to find it in my used-book price-range. (Though, now I can see why it doesn’t often go for cheap.)
  • Currently, I’m reading Farming As A Spiritual Discipline. It’s a slip of a book but so full.
  • Not sure what those things are in the bottom photo. They were given to us a while back to identify, taken from a small bush, perhaps? Any suggestions?

What have you been up to lately?