Friday, August 28, 2015

Giant sunflowers

I believe this is a Russian Mammoth Sunflower.  Large faces, large purple shells, good sized seeds.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Crockpot Blueberry Syrup

So this is a fail.
Too damn sweet.
Still edible though.

5 c fresh blueberries
2 c sugar
7 vodka soaked vanilla beans
2 tbsp lemon juice

Cook all together in a crockpot on high for 3 hrs.  Keep the crockpot in the basement because it is stupid hot right now.  100 degrees in THIS town?  Yowza.  Take the lid off and cook on high for 30 more minutes to thicken.
Mash with a potato masher.
Pull the vanilla beans out.
Eat it on ice cream.
Regret adding 2 c sugar.
Decide to try some with vodka after this episode of True Detective, or maybe just knit and try on the syrup on pancakes in the morning.
And next time mayyyybe 0.5 cups sugar.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Spring Garden Shopping List

I need a lot of things, actually.

vermiculite
seed starting mix
balanced fertilizers
bone meal

hmmm not so bad

Sunday, January 18, 2015

plain canvas bag

copper paint from JoAnn's sale.  It's white collar criminal Martha Stewart's line.  I should put my money better places.

canvas bag from who knows where.

This is after stage 1.

plain canvas bag

copper paint from JoAnn's sale.  It's white collar criminal Martha Stewart's line.  I should put my money better places.

canvas bag from who knows where.

This is after stage 1.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Knitting an Owl Hat

This is the ribbing, a k2, p1 rib.
My MIL picked out the yummy yarn, a Malabrigo worsted superwash.
Cannot wait to see this lovely thing turn into an owl cable hat.