February 27, 2013
Posted in Journal
Remember how I said I was going to make something with that pink yarn last week?
Ignore that. I changed my mind. I'm doing a simple feather and fan stitch stole/scarf thing. (I just cast on some stitches and started knitting, heh.) Apparently I needed something fairly mindless and less demanding than lace. Not much counting for this. :)
As for reading, it's all gardening all the time around here! My brain is consumed by nothing but gardening, thoughts of gardening, reading about gardening, planning for gardening... And I'm terribly afraid that I started my tomatoes much too early, because I'm thinking it might not be safe to get them in the ground until April and they are a foot tall now...
Anyhoo, the book is Four Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman. I'm about halfway through and so far it's been mostly talk about cold frames. I hope he expands into a bit more - I was hoping for more talk on when to plant certain things - but we'll see. Even so, the talk of cold frames and keeping your garden going long into the winter is interesting. He states that the cold frames are not for growing, they are for extending the harvest period. The growing is done during the warm months. We have such a long growing season and such mild winters around here I'm not sure I would have the need for cold frames, but the knowledge is good none-the-less.
Linking up with Ginny's Yarn Along!
What are you knitting and reading?