Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Cable Wrist Warmers

This week I have been making a pair of cable wrist warmers, except I added some fingers without the tips.  I found a great and easy pattern for the fingerless glove (wrist warmer) at JR Crochet Designs.  I had to just make up the part with the fingers.  I placed a stitch where my fingers felt comfortable.  I then single crocheted in a circle for each finger, counting how many rounds I did for each finger for future reference.  Usually 10-14 rounds is enough.  On my next pair I'll try using a half double crochet so it will match the rest of the pattern.  I used Caron Simply Soft yarn and a size J/10 hook.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Garden Progress

I've gotten into a bad habit of only using my phone to take pictures when I also have a camera that works very nice.  I charged up the battery and I will try to use it more often than the phone.

Yesterday we finished putting up fence posts and tying them together with 2x4s.  I need to finish putting up the 3 foot wire fencing.  We will also add 3 feet of bird netting around the top.  I expect to change all or parts of that to shade cloth.  For now, bird netting is a cheap and easy fix.

We're bringing in cinder blocks to make the raised bed border.  Again, cheap and easy, except for the lifting part.  I priced the difference between making a raised bed out of new wood versus cinder blocks.  Cinder blocks are $10 cheaper. 

They are ugly but everything is ugly right now.  It's winter.  I've thought that later on I would let Rowan paint on the cinder blocks and then it will probably look more whimsical.  Live plants would make it look better, too. 

Here are a few pics of what we're doing.  The bed next to the fence is narrower than the other 8 beds will be.  There's some writing in the cement and a bad kitty left their prints.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Water You Doing?

Water.  Sounds basic.  We need it.  I don't drink enough of it.  I'm supposed to drink 63 ounces per day.  This also means I need 63 trips to the bathroom.  That's my problem with drinking enough water.  I have to pee all the darn time! 

Does working up to the needed amount help?  Sort of like conditioning the bladder. 

I'm going to try 32 ounces today and see if I can gradually work my way up to 63.  If you need me, I'm pretty sure you can guess where to find me.