Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Fullest of Weekends

My weekend was so full of new beginnings, fond farewells, and happy traditions, that it all spilled into the week and I didn't have a chance to decide which to share with you first! I'll share them all, it just might take a couple of weeks. :)

First things first, though. It's been about a week and I've discovered that I need to change a few tips in my terrarium tutorial. They will be changed in the original post for anyone who follows the tutorial. I have some mold that could have been avoided to some degree, I think, but it seems to be a regular problem for terrarium builders, so I won't worry about it overmuch. One of my plants had a few dead leaves on them and those should all have been pulled off before the plant went into the jar. You also probably don't need to add more than literally a drop or two of water. If you over-water (like I did!), just leave the lid off and it will dry out very slowly. You can poke a finger into the jar and test the warmth and humidity or just watch over the days to see the condensation inside dissipate.

I'm not terribly worried about the mold because it's natural and it's only on the dead stuff, so I don't think it'll take over. I have read that it take a terrarium a few weeks to stabilize. I hope it does! I'm really attached to it! I can't wait to make another. :)

In knitting news, I'm almost done with the skirt of my wedding dress (thank God!). That means the bodice is
next. I'm hoping it'll go much more quickly than the skirt. I'm ready for it to be done! I want to start something new so badly. The Summer Sweater KAL with luvinthemommyhood is starting up soon, so I just have to be patient.

Anyhow, enough about me. How was your weekend? Crazy like mine or just nice and relaxing? What did you work on?

All the pictures have nothing to do with anything in the post, just random pretties I snapped in the garden I'm tending this month while its people are away.


  1. I totally understand your desire to start something new, I feel like I've been knitting my cardigan forever and I'm ready for a change. Even though I'm spinning, it's also the same project that I've had in progress for a while. Love the photos from the garden, I feel like we've entered the brown phase of summer here, where naturally occurring colors are all just various shades of dried-up brown.

    1. I'm fighting the brown! It's been so hot and miserable that the fight's been tough, but I think I'm winning. :)

      I hope you get to start something new soon! I'm itching to so badly....

  2. oooh, intrigue!

    i love the purple cone flower. it's indigenous to our area, did you know? also good for attracting butterflies.

    1. I love it too! In Iowa, it frequently gets pushed out by the Black-Eyed Susan, but they are a joy to see when you can find them. :)


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