Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Yarn and gardening, what else!

I inherited this yarn from someone who has passed away. I don't know anything about it other than it's one ply worsted weight. The skeins look like your standard acrylic or Lamb's Pride. I need to take it to a yarn shop and have it looked at but meanwhile, I'm dying to know what it is. I tried taking a match to it but since my sense of smell is ruined by allergies I've had since January, I can't quite tell if it smelled like plastic or hair when it burned. I'm leaning towards hair. Part of the reason I didn't get a good whiff is because I ended up burning myself pretty badly. I feel like a moron! And to top it off, I can't find my Hello Kitty band aids!

Unknown yarn

Meanwhile, it snowed this morning! When we saw that it was snowing, Apollo and I rushed out at 6:45AM to cover the baby onions. It may have been too late since it went below freezing last night. I'm not sure if that will affect them or not. Hopefully not.

Baby onions in the snow

We're quite fashionable with our garden, as you can see. Thankfully it only snowed for about an hour and the slushy snow melted after a couple hours.

Grandma said we should have covered the blueberry plants with a sheet but we decided to risk it. They're tough looking plants and after all, will live out there year round from now on. Hopefully they can handle a little rough weather, we are in Oregon after all where weather is unpredictable.

Oh, and the garlic is thriving! The rows have fallen down a bit, I'll have to pack them up a bit later.

Covered onions

Anyway, I'm off to query users on Ravelry about the yarn. I'm going to rip out everything that has been knitted and make myself a sweater out of it. The yarn is good timing because...well hell, anything free is good timing!


dawn said...

Hello Kitty bandaids...I have some finding Nemo ones I can send you ;)

Faith's Mom said...

Nice garden Rayleen and Apollo. Does Amimee plant vegetables too? I am sending you something in the mail look for it soon.