Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I'm not good with percentages

But this sweater has to be over 50% done. I even started sleeve number two without stopping for another snail mitten. The first one went quickly, so I'm sort of inspired.

But whatever will I do when the pumpkins are all harvested? See the powdery mildew? It's only a matter of time.

I know! Variegated sage?

No, rosemary.

Oh, here's the best idea. I'll use someone too small as a model.

I'm also all about the tubes lately, as I have a fun little project out of handspun on the needles, but I don't want to show that one until I'm all done, really. It should make a nice picture show.

And we bought three turkeys yesterday, destined for the holiday table, and I killed my first chicken today. It wasn't a lot of fun, but it was doable and I don't really want to talk too much about it.

I need a nap, though.


suzee said...

Jesus. Will you be taking on cattle, too?

You are so heroic. Sometimes I can't believe you let wimps like me be your friend...but I'm glad you do.

The sweater is lovely, as are all the models!

Stefaneener said...

Oh, how droll you are.

Not only am I not moving on to large mammals, I'm rethinking this whole "omnivore" approach. Eeesh.

But I have to tell you, the broth I made today smells pretty nice.

knittypants said...

Yeah, I think I'd need a nap, too. Your sweater is looking great.

allisonmariecat said...

Oh, good, another entry for my "100 reasons I wouldn't cut it as a farm wife" list :)

Love the orange, both in sweater and pumpkin form. And lovely model!

Charity said...

Oh, I love the sweater progress! Maybe it's the time of year, but I'm so loving the orange!

amanda j said...

You are a brave soul.

I love the colour of your knitting. I must make something with orange; it's one of my favourites!

Janis said...

We went to see Nubian goats today. No matter how much I begged Mr. Yarn would not give in. My neighbor and I are plotting for the chickens though. With the snow here the coop would have to be heated.

I can NOT believe how big the kids are getting!!!!!