Saturday, September 29, 2007

Scottish Festival

Good thing it is random Wednesday, that means I can just throw this post up without it making any sense, right? I've been trying to post since two weekends ago, well, thinking I should post anyway. I wanted to make a nice, long post about the McPherson Scottish Festival. It ain't gonna happen.

Karla and her son came over both Sat. and Sun. We had a good time. Her son bought us both walking sticks, good kid, huh? Techpriest worked (volunteered) both days, but was able to spend some time with us. Karla and I decided that kilts almost always make guys look better. And there were plenty of guys in kilts around. I decided Techpriest would look good in a kilt too, too bad they are so expensive. He did buy a set of 3 samurai swords, he has been wanting some for a long time, and they were a good deal. Our camera finally went kapluey, so it is a good thing I'm married to the webmaster for the festival, I sneaked some pictures from last year to give you some idea.

Sheepy goodness. It is quite amazing watching the sheepdog move them around.

McPherson Pipe band, my chiropractor is on the front right.

I've finished and mailed my squares to Ms. K for the Miners blanket, but no pictures. My phone will take pictures, but apparently it isn't talking to my computer, or Techpriest's either. And yes, he tried to figure it out too, no go. I am almost done with seaming the afghan for the Greensburg project too. I wanted to start Fetching, even bought the yarn, but no dpns in the right size. So went to the Weasley Sweater Ornaments in Charmed Knits.....and yet again no dpns in the right size. Seems to be a recurring theme, doesn't it? Now, I could magic loop it, but I really am coming to the conclusion that I really don't like magic loop, takes to long to fuss with the stitches. So the only way to solve this problem is to go shopping! My plan is to go ahead and buy a set of Knitpicks dpns in all they offer. I have the sock set(up to 3), but that is it. Do I buy the metal ones to match my current set, or go wild with the harmony set? Or do I just buy the sizes I need tonight at Yarns? Decisions, decisions.

Now for some sci-fi geekiness.

Your home is a

Spawn-camping Wizard's Headquarters

Your kitchen is manned by a team of Keebler Drow Elves. There's a pantry with emergency backup caffeinated beverages. You also have some breakfast cereals in there, but you haven't had breakfast since last Spring. Your master bedroom is decorated to look like the treetop village of the Galadhrim. Your study has every fantasy novel ever written, including multiple editions of the Silmarillion and advance copies of Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition. One of your garages contains a life-sized X-Wing fighter, and KITT. (KITT was a gift from a well-meaning uncle.)

Your home also includes a roost for griffons. You've never actually seen a griffon, but you keep the roost ready anyway. Your guests enjoy your home theater with hi-def plasma screen TV, and the thrones you watch it from. Outside is the moat that protects your home from goblin invaders and extended family.

And, you have a pet -- a unicorn named "Shadowhooves".

Below is a snippet of the blueprints:

Build YOUR Dream House!

Some people have to much time on their hands.

Laura posted this awhile ago, she did a great job putting this video together too!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Answers to Comments

I think Zoey must have been mistreated. Besides what the vet said, I've seen evidence of it too. While playing with her I clapped my hands and she freaked. Seeing how confident she is now compared to when we got her says a lot. She knows we won't leave her, won't drop her,etc.
She is small, that is a women's 8 1/2 shoe, but I think she is a little bigger than she was. Yeah, we've had rats with tumors, senile ferrets and now a cat with a hernia, the vet sure does know us!

Isn't the Harlot fast? She seemed even faster when she propped that needle under her arm, if you can believe that! Don't worry, Dana, I'm slow compared to her too!

No matter how good a writer they get to finish off Robert Jordan's next book, it won't be him, so it won't be the same story. Feels like the death of that world too.

Dana, I haven't read the Golden Compass, but my husband has. I keep planning on reading it, just hasn't happened yet.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Random Wednesday

  • Robert Jordan (fantasy author of The Wheel of Time series) has passed away. Those of his fans that have actually made it through all eleven of his books and are fiendishly awaiting the last one will be glad to know that he has it made plans for others to finish the story. So we might find out what happens to Rand, Perrin, Mat, et al, but it won't be the same. No one could tell the story like Jordan. Or not tell it, since didn't it seem like sometimes the plot wasn't moving at all? I still enjoyed it though. I wonder what the series would have been like if he hadn't have gotten sick? Seems like there is a lot to wrap up in one book.
  • Here is a comic about it. And here is an essay for why you shouldn't be offended by it. For the two people that reads this blog that might be interested. :)
  • For the knitters: A demonstration of Stephanie knitting Irish Cottage style. Very interesting.
  • Back to fantasy authors, Madeleine Le'Engle passed away earlier this month, the Times has a good article. Her fantasy books are classics, The Wind Through the Door was the first I read that had a teenage girl as the hero, at the time I needed that.
  • Apparently knitting needles are dangerous to public safety.

  • Zoey went to the vet yesterday. For her weepy eyes she has drops until they are better. I already see a difference. She has a parasite so she gets antibiotics for 10 days. She also has a fairly big hernia that will need surgery. In two months she should be big enough to handle the anesthesia. Most hernias, specially one this big in this young of cat, are caused by blows to the kitten. Sounds like it was a good thing they did get dumped, better than them living with the people that did that.
  • The McPherson Scottish Festival is this weekend! If you are in the area you might check it out, should be lots of fun!
  • That it all I can think of for right now, but it seems like there was something else I wanted to mention...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Lets see if this works. Karla sent me this one.


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Monday, September 17, 2007


Hey, did everyone see my 15 minutes of fame? Ok, ok 15 seconds of the knitting world.
Check out my shiny forehead! Maybe a 6 instead of a 7. Oh, yeah, my real name is Annell, that might make it easier to find me!

Knitting Weekend Part 2

Alright, I just finished the dishes so I can work on my Harlot post for awhile. About noon I received my ravelry invite, which was cruel because I couldn't spend all day browsing through it! But I shouldn't complain to much about two such great things happening on the same day. I did take quick glance around and it sure looks like fun! At 12:30 I was getting antsy, so I packed up my knitting bag and left.

I had the Grease soundtrack to keep me company because it is such a happy, silly cd. I got to Watermark books at 1:30, got my ticket and bought At Knit's End. I wanted to make sure and support the bookstore that brought the Harlot here. I already had Casts Off, but the others I had borrowed from the library, interlibrary loan works wonders. I figure the next time she is in the area I'll buy the other two, she has to come back sometime, right? Since they told me the school(where the talk was held) wouldn't open till 2:30 I headed across town to the yarn store(Twist) hoping there would be someone I knew there. No such luck and by the time I got there people started heading to the school. Which is very close to the book store. I felt like I should have skipped the yarn store, but there was a reason. Headed back across town, found the school and the right door. Found out that the school was already open and that I could have picked up my ticket and bought a book there. I could have just gone to the school and skipped driving all over town, but once again, there was a reason. I got to talking to the ladies around me. "Where are you from? What are you knitting? Oh, pretty. What am I knitting? " Squares for Ms. Knitingale's Miner's Project(which reminds me I need to get the button up!) The lady behind me mentioned she was from about 20-30 min. away from me and was knitting with her dog's hair that she had spun up. That grabbed my attention, I told her about wanting to try spinning and she said she would love teach me! I gave her a card with my blog addy on it and told her to contact me if she was serious. This morning I had an email from her! Hopefully the end of Oct. we can get together. What fun and we hadn't even seen the Harlot yet!

Finally got out of the hot line and into the auditorium and I saw all kinds of people I knew. The ladies from knit night at Yarns had a whole row. 2 seats they were saving for friends with one extra seat left over. Perfect! Must have been destined for me!
I think the first lady's name is Pam, then Jane 2 (I think) then Marleen's Mom(right?) and Marleen.

Jane 1 (co-owner of Yarns) on the left and Kitty, knitting instructor extraordiniare.

Laura is the pink with blue shawl with her two girls on the left of her.

Karla (other owner of Yarns) in the blue, Ann to the left of her. (jokers to the right, here I am, stuck here in the middle with you) sorry, had to do it.

Then Stephanie showed up and took sock pictures, see that white? It's her with the sock, really.
We actually had very good seats, 5th row with a clear shot to the podium. She is very funny and quite nice. I loved all the tales she told about her experiences with C.H.O.K. E. and how the tables got turned on the muggles involved. There was a lot of giggling going on and several times she had to stop talking to let us quit laughing. Loved her lists of different things too. All to soon it was over and she answered some questions from the audience. Someone asked if she knits continental or throw. She demonstrated her mixture of the two on the sock. Then said she learned by holding one needle under her arm (can't remember what it was called), then demonstrated that on a lady's garter stitch scarf. She was very fast doing it that way. Talked about how the fastest knitters in the world prop a needle under their arm, on their hip, or as in Shetland Cobweb knitting(another name was mentioned, Irish lace?) using a hip belt to prop it in. I wanted to tell her, but I totally forgot to, about knowing a lady that does Shetland lace. Techpriest fixed her computer, then at the Lindsborg Millfest I met her myself. Beautiful lace. Thinking about having her teach me how to do that.

Knit while waiting for my turn in line, didn't really take to long. I don't think I embarrassed myself, except when she said, "Let's take a picture." So I gave her the square and took a picture. She responded with "No, I wanted your picture." So I tried to give her my camera.

Yeah, brain fart. She did take my picture after we got the camera situation figured out. If she posts it, on a scale of 1-10 how dorky do you think I'll look? 5 being the average daily me. I'm thinking probably a 7, not horrible, but not good.

That was about it, headed home, and grabbed pizza for supper. By the way, Sat. Techpriest had chili wanting for me when I got home, isn't he the greatest? It was good too, and I don't really care for chili. Then finished up the night by watching a movie and starting to seam up the afghan I brought home from El Dorado.

Realized two things this morning. First, that for some reason blogger wasn't emailing me when someone commented. So I'm sorry I didn't thank everyone for commenting on the last couple of posts, I try to reply to every comment, but probably won't happen for awhile till I figure this out. Then, when I went to start this post I wondered why all my pictures were blurry. Maybe Stephanie's camera rubbed off on mine? Ah, no, I just had it on Marco. Sheesh.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Life is cruel

The day the Yarn Harlot is here I get my Ravelry invite. So very, very cruel.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Knitting Weekend Part 1

Let's see how far I get before I run out of steam. I'm tired, t-i-r-e-d. It has been a very long, fun day. Got up at 7, early for me, left at 8:30 right after it stopped raining cats and dogs, though it did rain some on the way down. I have decided there are to many churches on that particular street in El Dorado. "There's a church, is that it? No, that's a Lutheran, don't need a Lutheran church, I need a Baptist church. There's another one, how about it? Nope, First Christian, not First Baptist, I don't think that is close enough to count." This went on for at least 7 churches, and no, I am NOT exaggerating, really! But I found it, before 10 even, and recognized one of Laura's daughter's right off, so I knew I was in the right place. Like the bags and bags of afghan squares didn't clue me in. Went and introduced myself to Laura, grabbed a hug from her and a bag of squares, and waited for my 3 partners in crime. There were about 4 people to an afghan, and that did work very well. Becca was from the Wichita Knit in Public group and Cheryl and Barb were from the church. After Becca had to leave, a nice older lady from the church joined us, we had a few laughs with her too. Unfortunately, I somehow managed to forget about taking a picture of these last three, but somehow I don't think they mind! All these ladies were great, we had a very good time.
This is Becca starting to seam up the rows. We each knit 8 blocks together, then seamed the rows. Laura is in the green shirt checking out our beautiful afghan.

Except for Laura, I have no idea who these ladies are.

One of Laura's daughter on the left, and the lady on the right came from the farthest away, so won a fabulous basket of goodies.

Laura laying out her squares, I don't think she even had time to start seaming it. She was kept pretty busy all day. First setting all of us up and getting all the cookies, banana bread(Cheryl made a great banana bread, it had chocolate chips in it!), etc out. After a round to see all the afghans it was about time for lunch. Which was a pretty good spread, all kinds of sandwiches, Laura made a great beef and veggie soup, Barb brought a wonderful pasta salad and they had quite a few other side dishes.
Then not one, but TWO news crews interviewed Laura! The second crew said they didn't even have to ask her anything she had gone over everything so well. She looked like a pro doing it. Both at the time and seeing her on the news when I got home! It was pretty neat. It only lasted maybe 3-5 minutes on air, but I didn't really expect much more, hoped for, but didn't except any more. I'm just glad they covered it at all. We taped the one, the other channel said they would put it in their archives, so who knows when it will air. Techpriest says he should be able to get it up on youtube if you can't Laura, let me know.

Our first afghan all finished. See that line of green squares down the middle, that is a design feature that is. We were basically just pulling squares out of the bag and it was working good... until we got to the bottom of the bag. Oh, and I almost forgot! From the bottom, second row up, fourth from the left, the light purplish one? I knitted that and I seamed it up. Out of 4600 odd squares, I not only picked up that bag but also grabbed a stack to seam up that included it. I thought that was quite a coincidence until Criquette said she found a couple of her squares too.

Laura, me and Criquette! It was so good to meet these two. I wish we had had more time to talk, but I loved spending time with my partners too. I bet we will get another chance to see each other. I wish I had a better picture for both me and Laura, ah well.

She had some great prizes lined up. All lot of skeins of yarn, mostly sock yarn, all of it pretty. Then this great basket of dishcloth yarn with the Mason Dixon book, I coveted it.

And then this great big basket for the lady that drove the farthest, it had a lot of amazing things in it.

Our second afghan, it went a little quicker once we knew what we were doing! But two were all we managed. Unfortunately, not as many people as we were hoping showed up maybe 30 in all.
We did all have a lot of fun! Every time a group finished an afghan we all cheered and clapped, there was an awful lot of giggling going on too.

I won a door prize too! Lorna's Laces Angel 70% Angora and 30% lambswool. Would you believe that angora is actually as soft as everyone says it is? I didn't realize what the fuss was all about till I felt it. Criquette said she heard us all having a yarngasm over it. That is a fairly accurate description.

Ok, that's it. If I missed anything, I'm sorry, but tonight, this is all I am capable of. I'm not even gonna proof read it. Nighty, night!

Thursday, September 13, 2007


I'm busy trying to get ready for tomorrow since I should head out of here about 8:30 to get to
El Dorado at 10 for the seaming party. Hopefully I don't forget anything like the camera, batteries, knitting bag, directions, phone, etc, etc. I might try to post tomorrow evening, if not it will be after the Yarn Harlot!

Karla sent me this, it seemed like pretty easy blog fodder.
Subject: First Reaction Quiz
Body: This is called "First Reactions Quiz". You have to type the 1ST thing that comes to mind whenever you hear these 35 things. You can't think and go back and change your answers. Copy and Paste, then delete answers to make them your own.

Here we go:
1. Beer: yuck
2. Robin: 's egg
3. Relationships: good
4. Purple: pretty
5. Power Rangers: not me
6. Weed: mary jane
7. Steroids: too many muscles
8. Cartoons: online
9. The President: a mess
10. Tupperware: handy
11. Florida: Grandma Lillian and Ken
12. Santa Clause: beard
13. Halloween: fun
14. Alice: in Wonderland
15. Grammar: a pain
16: Myspace: blogs are better
17. Worst fear: headache forever
18. Marriage: good
19. Paris Hilton: spoiled hussy
20. Patty cake: Bakers Man
21. Redheads: Me
22. Blondes: have more fun
23. Pass: skip
24. One night stands: not me
25. Donald Trump: with all that money you think he could get a better hair piece
26. Neverland: Peter Pan
27. Pixie Stix: Playing Gurps with chelle and Dan
28. Vanilla ice creature: ice ice baby
29. Hooters: owls
30. High school:sucked
31. Pajama: PJ's
32. Woody: let's keep this pg
33. Wet Socks: uncomfortable
34. I like: pizza
35. Love: Barry

This has been on several blogs lately. This is perfect for me, it is fate I'm telling ya.

You're The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!

by Douglas Adams

Considered by many to be one of the funniest people around, you are
quite an entertainer. You've also traveled to the far reaches of what you deem possible,
often confused and unsure of yourself. Life continues to jostle you around like a marble,
but it's shown you so much of the world that you don't care. Wacky adventures continue to
lie ahead. Your favorite number is 42.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.


I'm not an etertainer though, or one of the funniest people around

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

How funny

Saw this over at Twosheep and thought I needed to post it. I've been wanting to figure out how to post youtube videos anyway. I might just have to go grab a couple of Nathan videos from Miranda's blog.

These two are the funny ones, the ones you just had to see.

Edited to Add:

Dana successfully showed off two youtube videos also! If you are into knitting go check them out! In the comments Marianne asked how she did that, so I thought it might be a good idea to put some instructions up.

If the video plays on the blog: after it is finished there will be a button that says embed, click on it and a new button will come up that says copy to clipboard. Click on that button, then paste into your blog post. ctrl+v is the easiest way to paste.

If it takes you to the youtube website: after it is done playing to the right of the video in the top box it will say embed. You need to highlight the words next to it(make sure you get them all) and copy them. The easiest way to copy is to hit ctrl+c. Then just paste it into your blog post by hitting ctrl +v (don't ask me why it isn't ctrl +p, that makes more sense to me too)

Hope this helps, any questions or advice is welcome!

And her name is Zoey

Hey all, thanks for all the good names, but I decided on Zoey. She is actually a pretty sweet little cat. She cuddles with us and plays with us and is starting to explore the house. More because she will "lose" us and then we play marco polo until she finds us again. She also will hear me coming in the door and will run to greet me and meow until I pick her up, very cute.

Speaking of cute, I picked this up at the Yarn Barn in Lawrence while we were there for my cousin's wedding. Great place, I had a hard time deciding what to get, but finally choose this beautiful koigu, since Yarns in Salina doesn't carry it.

I've been wanting to get some non wool sock yarn and almost got some Tutfooties (sp?) at the Yarn Barn. I'm so glad I didn't. Because this was waiting for me at Twist in Wichita.

The color(wisteria) drew me first, I picked it up and thought "Hey, wait a minute. Sugar Bunny Boulevard? I know her!" Then I really had to get it, THEN I noticed it was a bamboo/cotton/nylon mix, and I knew it was destined for me. I haven't knitted it yet, but it is nice and soft and springy and so pretty, I love it Laura!

And this is my contribution to the Yarn Harlot's quest to get a square from every state and providence. Knowing my luck she probably already has ten of the silly things. Pattern from here. I did change it a little so that Kansas actually looks like a rectangle with a bite taken out like it is supposed to. Can you see it? Squint your eyes and turn your head. The state is at the top and KS is at the bottom. You really can see it good in real life. Wonderful yarn (isn't it pretty? I love knitting with this stuff) from here. Oh, no, she doesn't have any yarn for sale! Go back through her sold items and take a look at her yarn, so pretty.

Ah, no, it is NOT a willy warmer, why do you ask? It is supposed to be a golf club cover for Techpriest's uncle. I made him one last year and do not remember it looking like this. Oh, well, since I didn't notice it till I took the picture, maybe he won't notice it at all. Got the pattern from Lion Brand's website, hopefully the link will actually take you the right page.

The seaming party for the Greensburg project is on Sat and the Yarn Harlot is Sun. I think I might print up a few cards with my blog address on them, wonder if it will actually happen? Don't think I'll have anyone to go with me, but I'll still have loads of fun. I'm going up to Salina tonight, see if any of those ladies can make it. And I kinda miss them, I haven't been driving up there since the knitting group here got started. I also need to see about buying some yarn for a pair of fetching for Techpriest's Aunt (wife of the uncle who is getting the phallic symbol for Christmas) and yarn for the little Weasley Sweater ornaments from Charmed Knits. No link, I'm holding the kitty, and I'm also just plain linked out. I didn't tell you I bought that, did I? It was during my blogging hiatus. Good book, if you want more info, just holler at me.

Well,until next time, true believers....

(yes, we do watch Who Wants to be Superhero, how did you guess?)

Saturday, September 8, 2007

New Member of the Family

It is all Karla's fault. Techpriest and I headed to Hutch today to go to the state fair, but he had to work on someone's webpage before that so I dropped by to see Karla. She had had 5 kittens basically just dropped off at her place. They really are to young to be separated from momma, about 3 weeks we think, but they should manage. They were just to cute to resist. We had been talking about getting a cat, but were thinking about getting an adult cat. Less work and you can tell their personality.

This little lady has been very vocal today, I hope tomorrow she will have calmed down a bit. She has played with us though, as you can see she likes yarn. Techpriest is training her into a yarn attack cat. We have been trying to come up with a name based on Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Zoey from both Firefly and Eureka, Fiona or Fi from Burn Notice(no, it isn't sci-fi, but both the character and the cat are crazy, so it fits), Susannah from Stephen King's the Dark Tower series. And of course, Techpriest really thinks we should name her Cheezburger, from I can has Cheezburger. So, which name do you prefer? Do NOT tell me Cheezburger, I beg of you. Or can you think of any good ones? Dana, any ideas?

Friday, September 7, 2007

S stand for

Hey all, I was planning on posting last weekend....yeah, that worked. I did take all the pictures and got them in the computer, just never blogged about them!

First up is Nathan's Christmas Stocking. This was the project for the Intarsia class I took at Yarns. Another great class with a great teacher and good people. The teacher has knit 30 of these stockings for all of her family. I'm debating on whether to do the same or change charts for every person. What do you all think? The teacher was given this pattern from the lady she learned to knit from, who got it from her grandmother....I think, it was a cool story anyway.

Kinda cute, isn't he? Hasn't been blocked, I'm sure you could tell. I hope blocking gets rid of some of the wonkiness, but I'm not going to worry about it. If I feel like knitting him another one 5 years from now, fine, but not anytime soon. Want to see the back? Here ya go.

I shouldn't have carried the red across his hat and face, but I missed that note on the chart, but I did look! I kept thinking that it would be easier if I didn't have to worry about the red, but that didn't clue me in. That was around the point I wanted to take a picture of all the bobbins hanging down and bitch to you all. I wasn't sure I would ever knit intarsia again. I think I'm good now though. Oh, and notice the knot? The teacher did that after saying adamantly both classes I've had with her "NO KNOTS!" There is always an exception to every rule, isn't there? This was actually a nice, quick knit after I figured out what I was doing.

Pattern: Grandma Chan's Christmas Stocking
Yarn: Galway worsted weight 210 yds in color 1, 44, and 82 (love those color names, doncha?)and the yarn store gave each of us a little ball of black
Needles: Knitpicks options size 8 (why has everything I've knit lately needed an 8?)

Next up, Techpriest's Dr. Who scarf. I have been knitting on this thing for at least a couple of years. It wasn't too long after I started knitting.

Yeah, it looks like a mug shot, don't it? Techpriest is apparently one of those people that doesn't smile for pictures, though he did offer to pose for me. And yes, we know that in the show the scarf was much, much longer, we both decided our version didn't need to be able to wrap around his neck quite so many times, I ended up using less than half the pattern they provide. This is the only thing he has asked me to knit for him (I have done some sewing for him though), so I'm glad I finally got it done. When he first thought of it, we thought we would have to rent the old Dr. Who series and try to figure the pattern out for ourselves. On a whim though I decided to google Doctor Who scarf, this is proof that you can find anything on the internet. I used the pattern from season 18, it was the one we both remembered Dr. Who wearing. I wish I had found darker colors to match better.

What's wrong with this picture? The end on the very left is the bind off, the orangish end next to it is the cast on...what happened? I did buy new skeins of yarn, but I swear it was the same yarn, was it that I changed needles from a Susan Bates size 8 to a Knitpicks size 8? Yeah, there is that 8 again. Did my tension just loosen up that much over the years? Odd, but I'm not gonna do a thing about it. I'm not one of those perfectionist knitters am I? I'm just glad it is done. I think I'm halfway between a process knitter and a project knitter. If I didn't like the process I wouldn't do it, but I certainly want that project at the end, and if the end takes to long to get here I get antsy.

Pattern: Season 18 Dr. Who Scarf from
Yarn: TLC worsted in Dark Plum, Red Heart worsted in Burgundy and Claret. I don't want to hear it, there are some(ok, one or two) projects Red Heart is ok for. I had just started knitting, I was broke, and this is a huge project, it works for this.
Needles: Started with a Boye size 8 from the needlemaster set, then went to Knitpicks options 8. So, so much better, they are worlds apart.

I think I'm gonna stop there, though I still have a lot to catch up on. Two more FO's and yarn p*rn, next on Faren's Lair!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Farmer's Market

Looks good don't it? This is the haul from the farmer's market today. From 12:00, watermelon of course, honey oat bread, banana bread(already gone, quite yummy), tomatoes, a peach from a basket of peaches I bought last Sat. They are yummy too) and Blackberry jam. I've bought the jam before so I know it is good.

I took pictures of these, planning on posting about them, just hasn't happened.

I had to post this picture, he was actually kinda cute. I figured if the broccoli was good enough for him it was good enough for me. Though I heard you had to soak fresh broccoli in salt water to get all the bugs out of it, so I looked it up on the internet and yup, it's true.

I've bought a lot of tomatoes and bread this year at the farmers market. I'm hoping I can find a source for bread for the winter, I don't think I can last without homemade bread!