Wednesday, February 8, 2017

WIP Wednesday, February 8th, 2017


Creating is my passion, my sanity, my sense of being "up to something", my way of contributing a little bit. I always have a few projects going, many left to the side for months or even years before I pick up the best and carry on. Here's some of what I'm working on this week:

When C was a newborn, I made a knitted blanket out of yarn from my stash. This week I started knitting another scrap blanket, this time out of the smaller leftover bits I seem to have tucked into many drawers and corners of my home. 

We are going to do a month of decluttering, purging, and selling off unused belongings in March (stay tuned!) but we aren't going to save things just to get rid of them later. We've slowly begun selling things and getting ready to let more go. In this case, I'm combining scraps and loose ends (get it? hah!) to make a grander whole.

I started another batch of sauerkraut to make using the Fermenter Kit that the lovely folks at EcoJarz sent for me to test and review. Stay tuned for this week's Satur-DIY post where I (finally!) review and walk you through making your own sauerkraut!

Even though January and February are some of my most difficult months, I do love the sparkle of winter. After ice storms branches and evergreen needles are just magical! I'm so grateful I don't have to drive anywhere in it and can simply enjoy the beauty, bringing to mind a favorite poem:

...As ice-storms do. Often you must have seen them 
Loaded with ice a sunny winter morning 
After a rain. They click upon themselves 
As the breeze rises, and turn many-colored 
As the stir cracks and crazes their enamel. 
Soon the sun's warmth makes them shed crystal shells 
Shattering and avalanching on the snow-crust— 
Such heaps of broken glass to sweep away 
You'd think the inner dome of heaven had fallen...

What are you working on? What are you excited about attempting? What are you proud to be working on? Take a picture or two and share it with the rest of us by leaving your link or a few words in the comments.


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