Saturday, October 22, 2011

A blankie for a great nephew

 This blanket seems so small after the crib size blankets I've been making, but this one really is newborn size.
 I love these colors, and would even make an afghan for myself out of these colors and even this pattern.  I started with just thinking I would do the smaller granny squares, and then decided to add the larger square with both colors. I think that really added to this blanket.
You would think with brown being such a popular color with babies now (pink and brown, blue and brown, green and brown, etc) that you would see a bigger selection of browns in the baby line of yarns. A softer yarn would have been the only thing I would have liked better with this blanket.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Potato Harvest

 Frank had a great idea to plant the lower field in purple potatoes this spring. He planted a couple of rows along with some onions, and corn, with intentions of putting up a deer fence before it all started to grow.  The fence never happened and the deer loved the garden!
 They ate all the tops out of the potato plants, along with nibbles on the corn too.  They don't seem to like onions, so they were fine.

 I don't think we'll be hosting a "corn maze" at our place this fall! But the small little ears that had some kernels was sugar sweet.....
We did end up with enough potatoes for us and friends to eat, plus some to keep for planting next year, in the fenced in garden area.

The purple potato is really purple, all the way through.  I can't tell the difference in the taste, but they are supposed to be more nutritious then a white potato.