New Projects – Seeds, Fiber Trend Clogs, and Passap Swatches
The sun came out yesterday so the kids and I lugged the garden storage box up from the basement. While they cleaned and filled containers with potting soil, I tried to determine the germination odds of vegetable seeds from as far back as 1989. I don’t have much hope for the lettuce, but the tomatoes and squash should sprout. Around here, tossing seeds, unless they absolutely refuse to grow, happens about as often as tossing leftover yarn.
Later today I’ll set up the cold frames. Hauling seven trays of seedlings in and out of the garage is a royal pain and it’s usually late morning before I remember to do it. Nights here are still very cold. No sane tomato seed would pop out of the ground for at least two more months.
This year our new items to grow are zinnias and grape tomatoes. In the past, it’s been May before I got around to planting the vegetable garden – way too late for growing tomatoes by seed in the Pacific Northwest. I usually make a mad dash to the local hardware store and hope they still have the varieties we want. The grape tomato package said it was perfect for dehydrating. I’ll let you know in September if it was telling the truth.
I’m more than half way done with a new pair of Fiber Trend Clogs. I’m living on the edge by using mystery wools from a church rummage sale – it all appears to be Lambs Pride. I’m keeping my fingers crossed the Felting Fairies agree.
The Passap Duo 80 is still getting a work out. Here are some more samples. The racked Fisherman’s Rib is my favorite so far.
March 19, 2007