Good evening! Hello Inge! Thank you, I think we are colleagues in needlework, too! And I appreciate you taking the time to make such a special package for me and others at Wheaton Labs!
Yeah, I learned about knooking before I finally gave into just teaching myself how to knit properly. I had a slight fear of knitting, because my first scrf took me three-four months to make- picking each stitch one at a time. Then, eventually after watching several videos and experimenting between English and American knitting techniques, I figured out a style, hand-positions, and tension that worked smoothly for me. I started with crochet, because I found crochet to be very forgiving, with the simple ability to just tug and undo mistakes. I also started with crochet, because I found the one-hand coordination to be much easier than the two-handed coordination required in knitting. I have not yet worked with non-spun wool; that will have to go on my long-list of projects to do. And hehe, yeah, I try to keep just one project going at a time, so that I actually finish things! However, sometimes, my curiousity to work with a new tool or technique gets me carried away, too!
Last night and this morning, I continued my circular knitting project. I am trying to make a closed scarf of sorts, kind of like the turtle-neck on turtle-neck shirts.
The morning was pretty cold and frigid, and it took me a bit to keep my fingers and hands warm, even with insulated gloves on.
Jen, Josiah, and Bella were up at the Abbey this morning doing projects for the Abbey, and Austin and Ron were fetching logs for the Bermshed. Fred and I were doing battery maintenance today and a little willow candy (poop barrel) management.
We set batteries up to charge.
We checked the batteries' water levels.
We made metal tags for the willow candy barrels that we moved into Ranger Doug. jen and Josiah took the willow candy barrels that we loaded into Doug and took them to the Willow Candy Warehouse this afternoon.
We did a little bit of inside work, because it was a bit rough keeping our hands warm while doing battery maintenance outside. We did maintenance on the batteries stored inside the Shop, as well as the batteires in Ranger Doug, Toots, and the Bad Boy Buggy. I replaced the high temperature duct tape on a section of the Batch Box RMH in the Auditorium.
This afternoon, I continued planting living fence seeds at Basecamp!
I saw a little skeleton that I thought was neat!
And I saw an interesting moss, lichen, or fungi!
This is a view from Basecamp in the evening.