Friday, September 02, 2016

Learning Curves

 Unpacking is a little like Christmas here.
I found my basket that I purchased from Amy at Love Made My Home. I put all my dishcloths in it.  
I think Knit/crochet bloggers are the only ones in the world who would get this!   I imagine others reading this and thinking, So?   
This bag reminds me of my blog pals and the dishcloth swap. It is symbolic of a great community we belong to. 
Here is my start on the Malabrigo shawl.  I can do short rows, and I'm so happy with myself. 
Now they aren't the fancy pants Japenese short rows but they are by definition true short rows.  

So out here in the country we are on a steep learning curve.
We have a well. 
Instead of a Lake Michigan.

We have wasps. 
The wasp man cometh.
Fireman wanted to handle the wasps. 
I saw this one coming.
I had already called our new chamber of commerce and the wasp man was en route. 
For a hundred bucks he wore a big tank on his back and sprayed the pants off the wasps. 
No one got stung. 

We have poison oak I think.
I have a rash from weeding yesterday.
I am supersensitive to evergreens and grasses. 
Not surprised.  A spray benadryl is keeping it in check. 

We have a fair and its all everyone talks about at every store I go into. 
We are going to the fair today! 

We have stars an no light pollution.
What a treat.  What a joy. 
I can see constellations!

What's on your learning curve lately?


Tired Teacher said...

I'm guessing a well also means a septic system - another learning curve on the horizon.

When I start knitting the shawl kit I picked up in Denver, I'll learn to knit a picot edge combined with beads.

Marsha said...

Oh, to be somewhere to see ALL the stars and constellations. Envy is at my house. I have learned that even doing garter stitch, you need to look at the stitches from time to time to see if any have dropped.......oops.

Vera said...

Love your crochet basket with dish pretty. And stars and constellations - envious. Too much light pollution where I am. Your shawl is going to be gorgeous. Take lots of pictures at the Fair to show us all...and enjoy. Glad you got the wasps taken care of - that could've been a nasty situation. Fun learning.

Stefanie Ng said...

How awesome to see stars and constellations where you are living now. I feel like I'm on a bit of a learning curve now that the tween is in junior high. She doesn't say good bye to her mama when we walk her to the path of the back gate. I know she's just being a tween. I can't decide if I should tell her she needs to at least say a quick by or leave it as is.

Katherine said...

I usually stay as far away from short row knitting as possible. Then I knit the citrus slice dishcloth for the swap and it was just okay. Now I find out there is a Japanese short row. Please don't make me learn Japanese short row!!!

One of the things I like about Texas is that most places give you a good view of the night sky without city lights. It is beautiful and I'm so glad you get to enjoy it in your new home!

Anonymous said...

I've had a bit of a yarn education as my learning curve. I have NOT been paying attention to yarn content. A lot of the yarn I bought to make socks, really isn't GOOD for socks. I'm thinking I'll be making some shawls!

I have learned: check fiber content BEFORE buying the yarn!

Judy S. said...

What pattern are you using for your shawl? I love the color. I just learned from the Loopy Ewe that 1-3 knots in a skein of yarn are acceptable!? That was after I complained about finding a knot in some relatively expensive yarn, a knot that was well hidden near the end of the skein. Sigh. Sorry about the wasps and poison plants; hope that's all of it!

Araignee said...

I learned all about wells when we moved here too and I got to see the stars, really see them. Moving is such an adventure in so many ways!

Teresa Kasner said...

So neat how much you're enjoying your new home and environment! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I'm very jealous of your stars. I grew up where you could see the milky way... I moved to the city when I was 12 and have missed the stars every day since.

I love that little basket!

Delighted Hands said...

I love the dishcloth pouch! You are doing short rows!!!! Whoopee! That shawl is gorgeous!
I'm so glad no one got stung! lol
No poison oak-be careful!

Betsy said...

Such a sweet place to keep all of yours dishcloths. The swap was so much fun and I've found a new friend in blogland though it. Thank you again for organizing it in the middle of your move. Many adventures await in the country. We have the fun of a well, septic and lots of stars at the trailer at the lake. Then we have the city "conveniences" at our real house. However, we are very lucky to be able to see the stars there too. I like to sit outside at night and watch them. I've even been known to lay out in the grass in the backyard and try to count stars! Sorry about the weeds and the wasps. It's always something isnt' it?

Honoré said...

I can remember seeing the stars and Northern Lights when I was a child in Muskegon MI...what a treat for you to have all that natural stuff in your life . I envy you tho' not the wasps and septic tank...


Amy at love made my home said...

Glad you are enjoying your basket!

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