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Good afternoon!

Day 105

I did some hiking today!





I fed the kittens and cats today!



And I did some repair work on my jeans and one of my jackets!



I finished the scarf I was working on, and I recently started a knitting in the round project!

 
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Good evening!

Day 106

This morning started off rather misty and foggy, which I thought was pretty!



I built some leaf mulch garden beds with leaves that Fred had gathered from Missoula.



I also did some spot mulching around specific plants, like walking onions.



While walking around on Fred's plot, this morning and afternoon, I planted persimmons!



I also plated Rose of Cherry/Sherry, which is supposed to be some type of hibiscus.



And I planted kiwis and some black seed that I don't know what it is!



The cats and kittens were cute, as usual, this afternoon!



Josiah, Austin, and Ron worked on the Bermshed today.



This is a view from Fred's plot today!



And I saw some nice lichens and moss, and I saw a neat mushroom!



Cloud came to visit us at Fred's plot!

 
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Good evening!

Day 107

I did some knitting last night and this morning.



It was pretty foggy and misty this morning.



We spent the morning planting, and I planted quince up at Plum Plateau.









I like all the clouds in the mountains.



Josiah, Austin, and Ron worked on the Bermshed today. This afternoon, I sharpened the kindling cracker in the Garage.





I also sharpened a chainsaw.



We did battery maintenance at the Leviathan by Cooper Cabin.





These are the batteries in the Leviathan.



We saw mud wasp nests inside the Leviathan. This is what one of the old nests looks like inside.



We also did battery maintenance at the Voltswagon by Allerton Abbey.



 
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Wow, Dave! You're such a good knitter!
Did you ever knit in rounds on four or five needles? That is the way I knit socks. When the Straw PEP for textiles will be ready I'll post the photos there, to get one of my BBs.
 
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Good evening! Hello Inge! Oh, thank you! I have not yet tried to knit in the round with four or five needles, yet. I currently try to just rotate doing needleworking projects with different tools and techniques, so that I can have as broad a range of skillsets in needlework as I can! I try to use different tools and techniques, because I find it interesting how the different tools and techniques affect the resulting fabric and creation. Currently, in descending order of experience (ranked by projects completed), the needleworking tools I am most comfortable with are: crochet hook, cabled crochet hook, afghan (aka Tunisian) crochet hook, knitting needles, loom knitting, and circular knitting needles. I did not include a sewing machine in my list, because I felt that is more appropriate to call crafting than needlework. I have done costume making and quilt making with a sewing machine many times. There is a tool and techniques for crochet that I have heard of called Bosnian Crochet, and I have not yet acquired or made a Bosnian crochet hook to begin teaching myself these crochet techniques. I am keenly interested in learning how to do Bosnian crochet at some point! There is also another tool called a Knook, which I have tried using, and I have yet to complete a project with it, because I got quite confused and lost many stitches when working on my first knooking project. Hopefully, I will find a time to hunker down and get a good grasp of knooking.

Day 108

This morning we worked on the Bermshed and had a staggered start of people on the Bermshed. So, I got to clean the Shop for at least an hour! And I think I made it look much nicer! This was from before!



This was the Shop after I finished cleaning it!



I liked the view outside this morning!



Here is a look at some of the work we did on the Bermshed this morning.







Since it was a bit hard to have three people shovelling out of the tractor bucket to put sand on the roof of the Bermshed, I got to be assigned to planting living fence seeds!



I saw some pretty mushrooms while I was planting living fence seeds!



 
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Dave Burton wrote:Good evening! Hello Inge! Oh, thank you! I have not yet tried to knit in the round with four or five needles, yet. I currently try to just rotate doing needleworking projects with different tools and techniques, so that I can have as broad a range of skillsets in needlework as I can! I try to use different tools and techniques, because I find it interesting how the different tools and techniques affect the resulting fabric and creation. Currently, in descending order of experience (ranked by projects completed), the needleworking tools I am most comfortable with are: crochet hook, cabled crochet hook, afghan (aka Tunisian) crochet hook, knitting needles, loom knitting, and circular knitting needles. I did not include a sewing machine in my list, because I felt that is more appropriate to call crafting than needlework. I have done costume making and quilt making with a sewing machine many times. There is a tool and techniques for crochet that I have heard of called Bosnian Crochet, and I have not yet acquired or made a Bosnian crochet hook to begin teaching myself these crochet techniques. I am keenly interested in learning how to do Bosnian crochet at some point! There is also another tool called a Knook, which I have tried using, and I have yet to complete a project with it, because I got quite confused and lost many stitches when working on my first knooking project. Hopefully, I will find a time to hunker down and get a good grasp of knooking.
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WOW. You are my collegue! I did try / am trying all existing different textile techniques and tools too. Probably it will take more than a lifetime ... When I was 19 - 21 y.o. (that's very long ago) I followed an education to become a teacher in textile arts (and drawing too), but I didn't finish it. Becoming a teacher wasn't my thing. I only wanted to know about those arts and techniques. So I am busy for many years nog (off and on). I even started as a young teenager, together with my sister (we are both textile arts freaks).

I did not yet follow your links, so maybe I ask questions that are answered there. Is Bosnian crochet the technique with different colours in one row? In that case I can do it, with an ordinary crochet hook (I have a set with many sizes).  I never heard of Knook, but maybe it has other names too. I'll look it up.

The PEPs are very inspiring, not only the Sand Badge Textiles and the coming Straw Badge, also other PEPs. I want to start -and already started- many new projects. That's my problem ... I start too many projects at the same time. But I work hard to get the socks ready, yes, the second one is nearly finished! But then there are some more things I want to send in the 'care package' (for everyone there at Wheaton Labs).
 
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