Monday, October 7, 2013

TV Talk

Generally speaking, Luke and I have fairly different taste in TV but we've settled on some favorites.
The first is the return of The Big Bang Theory. It's back and better than ever!

The other is Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

I was skeptical on that one but I'm kind of hooked. Right now there's a great balance of plot, action and squints. Yesssss. It makes us happy happy happy. Which brings me to the final show we've been enjoying together Duck Dynasty. I think the main reason I enjoy that one is because I know the stupidity is mostly staged.
Shows we watch on Hulu are New Girl and Modern Family.
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So Spirited.

It's football season again and Luke is happily sporting Duck's colors.

I am happily sporting my school colors ...

My friend crales9 made these pendants and earrings I got on Etsy! He's making them to raise and support Autism Awareness.

Check out the ensemble I'm working in.

Also, on football,was some awesome yarn bombing. On ESPN. Yarn bombing.

In my new school colors to boot.
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I have been enjoying produce from my garden very much.

I put a new spin on bruschetta by adding cucumber. It kind of makes it more of a salad.

I've been harvesting peppers, tons of cucumber, these hot little peppers and finally TOMATOES!

And more tomatoes!!! Even the icicle and orange tomatoes pulled through! My carrots are getting large and I will harvest them all after the first frost.

Today I made a second batch of amazing tomato soup which I freeze in two cup containers for lunch!

Many thanks to Dan, one of my new colleagues who has a bit more expertise in gardening and has been helping me learn to trim and manage all the plants. He's sort of helped me survive the final garden push.

My garden experience has been very useful in teaching already as we have been taking about limiting factors and carrying capacity. Space was a limiting factor on my tomatoes as I planted many of them, close together. Climate was a limiting factor and many of them didn't survive the dramatic changes in temperature, etc. etc. etc. When we got started talking about food chains, producers, consumers and decomposers we references the garden a lot when we talked about the foods that grow, and the decomposers I find in my garden. Which led to a conversation about composting and worms, which led to me deciding our class needs a worm farm.

Not garden related but on a gardening note, my lawn mowing skills are getting so advanced that I've ventured into alternating weeks of diagonal and straight lines. Fancy shmancy!
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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Wee Tiny Knits

Many friends and family are expecting wee ones in the near future so I have taken the opportunity to knit some wee tiny projects.

Here's one I made for Chef Shad's baby boy that is on the way.

Here's one for Cheri's son and Daughter in Law's baby boy.

Here's a super stretchy got forever hat.

I made this aviator hat for an Air Force baby that's coming soon.

I also made a purple version of the cables sweater for a friends new grand baby.

These sweaters are so stretchy thanks to the ribbed cables. Here it is on a size 12m baby boy.

I'm now working on a bigger version for sister! Whew lots of knitting! Throw in wonder I've been such a slacker on the blog! The great news is I've taken pictures of everything so I can blog it. I'll try to get caught up!
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