Welcome to my little farm in the city.

This is a little blog about my life here on my little farm in the city. I am a wife, a mom, a grandma to 6 beautiful grandchildren. I live in a very small Mayberry like town in South Carolina . We live on the banks of a small river in the woods. I raise chickens and this year I really plan to try my hand at a small garden so that I can use the products for canning this year. It will be a venture since all we have is this lovely red clay that is hard as a brick, but I have high hopes. I am an avid knitter and crocheter and I love to work on new patterns that I find. You will probably find much of my work here as I finish it. Well thanks for stopping bye and please stop in often and stay as long as you like. Trudy

Thursday, February 24, 2011

What have I been doing all winter?

I love  to  crochet  and  knit .  It  is what  I  do when the  days  are  cold and I don't want to go outside.  But then I love to knit  and  crochet all the  time................  who am I kidding.  I  love to  crochet  granny squares , and  I have made a couple  of  afghans  and  been involved in a couple  swaps.  I  love to crochet  potholders, dishcloths, scrubbies, just  about anything that is  small enough to take  with me  where ever  I go and  I have  extra time.   This is just a  very small sample of  some of the  blocks  I have  done.  I did alot of them with  a sunflower in the middle since  I am a sunflower lover.  
 I  also just have tried to make a swiffie cover since I hate to pay for those  paper toss away pads.  There are so many patterns on the  web and I chose this one.  It was very easy but  I did not think that my swiffie was  bigger then the pattern, shame on me for not measuring. I had to alter it a bit but I made it fit.  It works  very well and I am in the  process to make a couple more , and this time I will adjust the pattern so it fits the  first time.    Did I also mention that I love to knit??

 Oh my gosh I  LOVE to knit!!  I  always  have a  potholder, or a dish cloth or  something  small on the  needles  so I can take it with me to work on where ever I am .  I  have made mittens  for the grand kids with  matching  hats  for  Christmas.  I  have made  so many dish and wash rags  and  scrubbies that  I can not count them all.    I love to do potholders that  are thick enough  that  you really won't  get  burned with those  hot dishes.  I have  made sweaters and such  but  I just love the  almost  instant gratification with those  quick little projects.  I  have  this  really cool  pattern I am doing right now  for a dish cloth and I liked it so much that I am making one of the  grand kids  a  scarf  for next  Christmas  already.  It is her  favorite  color  , I know she will love it!

It  is  a really nice  pattern with texture  and  it is reversible.  How cool is that ?  this  pattern is so easy and  it works up so quick.  I  am going to have to start adding  links to all my favorite knit and crochet  sites on this blog  for  you  but  the  one I use  so much is the lion brand yarn site.   I love  Lion Brand  yarn and I use  it a lot.  I really love the wool yarns they have.   Well  I  need to get back to those  needles, just wanted to share a bit of what I have been doing these last  couple months.  Be  blessed , and  come  back soon.


Pink Princess said...

Here is a fellow knit/crochet-a-holic LOL. I love what you made, and the colors are right up my alley too ♥♥

Hugs from Marian, dutchy on MJF

Come on over to MY blog if you have the time, here is the link . I HAVE Google translator so no worries about not being able to read Dutch hihi


Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Thanks so much for becoming a follower of my blog and putting my blog on your blog roll! I am so glad I saw you in my followers list, because I would never have known that you were there! Please come back soon!

Three things: 1, I have added your blog to my blog roll, 2, raised beds are a great way to go for beginning farmers AND red clay soil! If you want more info, let me know and 3, just out of curiosity, how did you find me! I'm always interested in finding out how people find my blog!

Have a blessed weekend! Becky G. in GA