or what I do when I am not working or farming …

The way to Zen

Posted by mobarger on Oct-24-2009

Yoga swap gift
The way to zen is through knitting of course! But really, I am currently participating in a yoga-themed swap on Ravelry . Blogless Ellab has sent me a very nice package! She included a book, “Knitted Socks East and West,” Neil Young “Harvest” CD, and 2 skeins of sock yarn.
I picked the mail up as I was heading out and I have to tell you, I was so excited about the Neil Young CD I immediately popped it in the player in my trick! Heaven! It has been a long since I have had this album and I was so happy to be reunited with it.

Wildfoote Sock
The yarn is Wildfoote in “Dark Carmel,” a nice orange-y brown which I really like! I see many patterns in the book where I can use this yarn! Thank you ellab!

Pass the tissues!

Posted by mobarger on May-10-2009

I have to admit I had a low point yesterday. Driving home from our new farm where I had tried weeding and using a rake and finally giving up in frustration at how little I could do, I wallowed in a little bit of self-pity. You see last Monday my dog attacked me. Except for my legs and my torso, I am covered in stitches and bite marks. My arms are shredded.
I am dealing with it! Everything works! But yesterday, not so much.
I got home and found a FedEx box by the front door. w00t! For me! Who doesn’t get excited when surprise FedEx boxes appear?
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Warm Ewe Up Swap Partner Revealed!

Posted by mobarger on Apr-17-2009
Warm Ewe Up swap #3

I am about a week late reporting that I received my final package from my Warm Ewe Up Swap Partner. And it’s a doozy! See all that yarn? And Opal too! A sock yarn I don’t have :) And LL Sock in Vera which I have knit into Jaywalkers before but they are all threadbare and worn. I should take a pic for you.

Plus a sock book, a keychain from San Francisco (my favorite city!), a reusable grocery bag, *chocolate* and a wonderful note to let me know exactly who my partner was.

And it’s Jo Anne from San Fransisco! Thank you! You went above and beyond and I love everything. :)