Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I'm enjoying a cool evening outside on my daughter's laptop while she takes her brothers for a game of wiffle ball. Of course I'm blogging rather than doing the dinner dishes but summer is about compromise and once the sky darkens, I promise to get those dirty dishes taken care of, really I do!

Is there anything blogworthy going on in my corner of the universe? Hmm, I guess that depends on your perspective. Here are a few things others might find interesting.

First of all, as Ruthie noted a while back, we didn't join a CSA this growing season. We just couldn't find one that fit into our unique schedule (summer in one place, spring & fall in another). I agonized over this decision but I couldn't justify the hour and fifteen minute drive that we had for 10 weekends in the fall to accomodate the entire CSA season.

The solution to this conundrum, because I really wanted to keep my produce local as much as possible, sprung up unexpectedly when a local family opened a produce stand in front of their home about a mile from my house. Can you get any more local than that without growing your own? There are still farmers markets I intend to check out to improve our variety but I am just thrilled with the way this has turned out.

I've been making progress on my sewing & knitting projects in the evenings while I listen to old radio shows like Dragnet, Sherlock Holmes & Tales of the Texas Rangers. I just love those old radio shows! Current projects include a denim quilt and a log cabin blanket to use up my yarn scraps.

Actually, the log cabin blanket brings me to another decision I recently made. Once I finish with my current stash of acrylic yarn, which is massive by the way, I plan to only knit with natural fibers. It just feels like the right decision to me.

Alas, the battery on the laptop is running low so I'll end for now. Happy summertime to all!


Ruthie said...

Yay! It's good to hear how you're doing. :-)

I have an interesting question. As a fellow large quantity pet owner, do you have any secrets to pet hair removal from floors? I feel like there is always a dust bunny/dog hair convention going on in our house.

I've really not knitted or anything much lately. Maybe it's the heat.

Katie said...

I wish I did have a suggestion but I don't. It's just one of those ongoing battles around here!

Susan said...

I haven't visited your blog in awhile, but just wanted to say that I really appreciate the time you spend chatting with those of us who don't really offer you much in return.

Ruthie said...


I thought you' like this site!

Anonymous said...

I am a fairly new knitter and I have come to the same conclusion.
I want to use just natural fibers too....

Anonymous said...

I hope you are doing okay and that you will be back to blogging soon--I miss your posts :-)


Ruthie said...

Hope you come back to blogging soon Ms Katie, we miss you over here!