Friday, May 4, 2007

busy, busy, busy! dye garden, alvaros sweater


I am so excited it is May and that summer is right around the corner.

This week, I worked hard on my soon to be dye garden. We tilled the soil and sowed the seeds -- cosmos, dahlias, correopsis, maroon correopsis, and chrysanthemum. My urban garden is sweet -- but small. . . I am running low on room.

There are three of us who share this space. Because our house is small, we want this little garden space to function as so many things. . . parking for our bikes, meditation, bar-b-ques, organic dyeing resource, organic food source, and there are probably more things that I am missing -- oh, yeah, the miniature dye studio is back there too! It is very clear that the space is pretty much full but I can not stop myself from thinking "hmmm, where could I fit indigo or madder?"

Garden photos coming soon.

Other than that, I have been working on the Alvaros sweater slowly but surely. I am on round 3 in the sweater pattern. Every time I think that I am going and things are going well and that oh, this is not hard, no problem. Something crops up. A lost stitch. I read the pattern wrong. I was cross eyed for a moment. Sometimes I just trick myself into thinking something is wrong when it really isn't. I would take a photo of it except you might ask yourself if I really have done anything at all -- like I said the progress is slow but constant. I hope that in two weeks I will have made enough to take a photo and post it. That's a good goal.

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