In dappled sunlight
Soft sounds from the creek nearby
Dozing in thick grass
Have a wonderful weekend!
Sundries and Whatnot
Have a wonderful weekend!
Love, love, love it! What an extraordinary idea. I love the simplicity. My husband spotted this on Pinterest, and knew I’d like it.
I had to explore further and found Susan’s lovely site at Juniper Moon Farm. This tutorial for recycling yarn scraps for nesting materials has been pinned and re-pinned. It was the first time I had seen it, however, and I’m so enthralled that I must share.
Here’s the thing, so much of my blog-reading experience began with my first tentative forays into the world of crochet. Odd, I know, but once it was on, it was on. I’ve always been a magazine junkie, so you can only imagine the bender I went on once I began to understand the scope and dimension of the blog world. There’s just so stinking much to choose from! Every subject, style, approach, whatever that you can imagine! Very quickly, my Google Reader was up to around 1500 new blog posts a day. Impossible, right? Right. Some had to go. I hadn’t limited myself to crochet. I had branched out into Finance, Environmentalism, Books, Cooking, Photography, DIY, Quotes, and on and on and on. Slowly, over time, my reading list morphed.
I thought I’d share the Crochet blogs that survived. There are several more on my list, but these are the ones that I actually open and read. I can’t really tell you why. I think it’s more about the feel and styling of them. The things they crochet are doable. Except for Doris Chan. Her stuff is comparatively complex (to me). She’s just funny. I like that someone that gifted is that down to earth and open with her thoughts.
In reality, you won’t always get your best information as far as “actual learning” from the blog world. What you get is perspective. Lots and lots of different perspective. All in the form of tutorials, patterns, examples…it helps you figure out what you do and don’t like.
And although my “Crochet” specific blog list may be shorter, the number of general “Craft” blogs that include crochet has gotten longer and longer. I gravitate toward Crafters that express themselves in an array of arts and media, like…
As far as sites that actually provide more resources than eye candy, you’ll want to look to ones like:
I’ve just skirted the crochet world with my list. What are some of your favorites?
Isn’t it amazing! If you’re reading this post, all the answers are at your fingertips.
Very, very cool.
Last week, I wrote about my toxic cedar shaving scare with the Hogwarts’ Four. I wanted to send out a quick addendum to that post. The Texas A&M folks (and my county extension agent) were lighting fast in getting back with me and here’s their take on cedar shavings:
“You are correct that the pine shavings will have better absorption than the cedar. I don’t know of any research on the subject and have asked around and no one else has either. I have heard the same “rumor” there is concern about the fumes released by cedar shavings being toxic, especially to young chicks in enclosed spaces, causing respiratory issues. Again I haven’t seen any evidence of this in the literature. Pine is generally used because it is cheaper.”
So I’m going to go out on a limb with this. Unless your chickens are babies, or confined in an area with insufficient ventilation, it’s not the end of the world if cedar shavings are utilized. As for me, they had me at “pine is cheaper.”