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Garden seeds

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I just placed my seed order for my garden this year. I am so so so excited! I got the above catalogs in the mail. The top one is just so awesome. Full of heirloom seeds, plants and varieties I didn’t even know existed. AND the price for each packet of seeds so about half as much as the seeds from the Burpee catalog.

 

 

 

 

This is my order:

ย Vegetables

Old Homestead (Kentucky Wonder) Bean

Rapini Broccoli

Waltham 29 Broccoli

Clemson Spineless Okra

Zucchini Fordhook Squash

Table Queen Acorn Squash

Riesentraube Tomato

Amish Paste Tomato

Brandywine Tomato

Long Island Improved Brussels Sprouts

Attila Strawberry

 

Herbs

Basil – Genovese

Chives Common

Dill Bouquet

Echinacea Purpurea

Lavender

Parsley Giant Of Italy

Yarrow

 

Flowers

To attract beneficial bugs

 

Andrella Super Mix- Asters

Covent Garden – Baby’s Breath

Amish White – Cockscomb

Swan River Daisy Mixed

Dacapo Light Blue – Morning Glory

Yellow Pygmy Sunflower

 

Rare seeds didnโ€™t have any blueberry plants so I ordered a dwarf container variety from Burpee.

The Great and Holy War

So I finally finished it. Probably only because the due date is today and I don’t have any more renewals. I read it while knitting a hat or two.

I found it informative. The last couple chapters were about how World War I ย the religious landscape of the Middle East and Islam. ย I do have to say that when the author talks about Christianity it is rather obvious that his paradigm is Protestant. He does use terms like ‘medieval’ to describe some things thatย Catholics and Orthodox hold dear – like miraculous events.

But I like this quote. I’m not so sure that the first part of the quoteย accurately describes Orthodox or even Catholic tradition. But in my experience it describes Protestantism to a T, which I guess matches what the author was trying to say because it was in a Protestant section.

“The problem with this approach was that human beings – no matter how educated or how senior in church hierarchies – were extraordinarily gullible when it came to differentiating between the will of God and their own self-interest, the prejudices of themselves, their class, and their nation…. For Barth, reliance on individual feeling was a path to destruction. Christians should be alarmed when mainstream culture starts finding the faith unthreatening or even begins to think that Christianity makes sense.” p. 223

Small snowflakes

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I measured my gauge on size 3 needles with the grey yarn in stockinette stitch. It was 6 stitches to an inch. So I figured that I’d do 108 stitches for a youth size head at 18 inches, according to a chart I found. I just checked the gauge and it’s 8 stitches to an inch. So it’s a lot smaller than I calculated. Also it’s not as stretchy as I would like either. I just put it on my daughter’s 3 year old head to check, and it was pretty tight. So I think I’m going to have to take it out and start over. Maybe I should do bigger needles. I’m also not sure why the edge is rolling. It’s a k1,p1 rib, but the knit is one color, and the purl is another color, I don’t know if that would effect it at all.

Thoughts?

 

Read about the inspiration for this hat here: Fair Isle Custom Order