Funny Farm

A fearsome foray into my fiber follies. I talk about weaving, knitting, spinning and dyeing. Some chatter about the sheep, goats, pigs and chickens.

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Location: North-east PA, United States

Saturday, September 29, 2007

busy, busy, busy

It has been harvest time in the garden. Harvest time leads to canning time. I've had a bumper crop of peppers this year. I just picked over 300 peppers, after having picked at least that many during the summer. I've been on a relish frenzy, using as many peppers as I can. I'll post our favorite recipe (so far) one of these days. I also made hot pepper jelly that is good on just about anything. Many more peppers in the garden. I have enough peppers, cabbage and tomatoes in the freezer to supply a small country.

The Heritage Fair down the road begins today. I've spent the past few weeks fixing up their Union Special which is sweet, sweet little rug loom. I think I spent more time sewing together strips of cotton sheeting for demo-ing than any other one task in the past month.

I'm on the final panel of the green (painted warp) blanket. I need time to weave this off because I have a 15 yard warp commission I must get done ASAP.

I started a sweater. The sleeves are knit and I'm a good 14" into the body. I bought a Countrywool sweater pattern and some Cascade 220 while visiting Claudia last month. It's a fun and easy sweater to knit and a great thing to do during a Yankee game. My gauge changes when the score is close or the team is losing. Oh well. There is no local knitting police that I'm aware of.

There has been discussion on a "list" about blogs and why you love 'em or hate 'em. I love blogs and I like to blog. I was raised not to toot my own horn/brag. Writing of one's accomplishments on a list rings of "bragging" according to my Mommy Tape. Writing the same missive on a blog isn't bragging because it's my space, my diary of sorts, my calendar of events and achievements. Glad I got that off my chest.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

another project completed!

I wove up 15 placemats. An unusual number, but one was a "SAMPLE".
On the bottom are four (or five) denim placemats for me. The bundle of 10 is for my daughter for her birthday.
I used green and wine fabric. Some are solid and others are a mix, either heavier on the green or heavier on the wine (no jokes here, please). There are actually 5 pair, but all match.
Here is a shot of the colors.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Mystery Shawl III

Bad angle, but whadya gonna do? That is not an error to the left of the point. I must have disturbed the line prior to the crappy photo shoot.

My favorite part of the shawl.
I think this will be a gift for my Mom. The shawl is much shorter than I thought it would be after blocking. Mom uses a walker so doesn't need something "else" to trip her up. I don't even know if she'll wear it. Often gifts we all think she'll like go into her drawer because (1) she doesn't want to ruin it, (2)she need to find the right thing to wear it with, (3)waiting for a special occasion to wear it. You know the drill.
You can't see the beading in the photo at all. Shucks!
Or maybe I'll wear it. Out to the barn. Because that is where I go.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Bovine and Porcine

Lady Godiva is a heritage Devon and is due tomorrow

Proof that she is due tomorrow

These little piglets were born the other day

Older piglets at an open milk bar


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