3.7.08

My Inner Farmgirl

So, I have been largely absent from blogging for a while. But maybe you have noticed on the side bar...a new widget for Plurk. I have been spending way way too much time over there.

One of the things that has come up is Miss Violet created a Farmgirl club called the plurkette hencircle. Lately I have been trying to get in better touch with my inner farmgirl, and so decided to join!

Our first assignment is to post an introduction about ourselves, so here is mine:

I am 26 years old, married and working days as a computer programmer. Not very exciting, but of course when I come home I am a knitter/spinner/crocheter/tatter...

I love fiber in all forms. My husband thinks I am nuts as our house has turned into a huge storage facility for all my yarns, wools, and threads.

Hubby and I have been married now for almost 3 years! Both being computer people, we have not been very in touch with things like gardening or nature in general. Living in an apartment does hinder our ability to grow the things we like etc. But only really serves as an excuse for now. We are trying to build a house, and when that happens, no more excuses!

I have recently started tatting, and really do enjoy making lace in this way. It is fast and somewhat reminiscent of friendship bracelet making, what with the knotting and all.

Also in the farmgirl spirit, today was the first day I made home made butter! Ohhh boy was it nice :) The first batch went to my parents. We tried it out on cinnamon raisin bread. YUM!

I can't wait to do more creative farmgirl things!

2 comments:

Marian said...

How do you make your own butter? I remember in 1st grade they had us make butter by shaking a jar of milk for what seemed like hours. Is that how you do it - or is there a better way?

happyneedle said...

I'm glad to get to know a farmgirl who lives nearby!