Compost me a blog entry
Monday January 23rd 2012, 11:47 pm
Filed under: Knit,Wildlife

Amazing how much stuff needing doing around the house gets done when the creative side of the brain needs to work something out on its own. How to get the yarn to look like…

The hard part was making myself sit down finally this evening with pen and paper to try to work out the details of what I was beginning to visualize, to actually start to do the hard work. And if you ever want an answer to a teenager whining about what their algebra is supposed to do with their future real life, send them over here to give me a refresher course to tutor us both–I could really use it right now.

As soon as I get off this blog I’m going to cast on and hope I got the first word problem right. Yes, it’s bedtime–but “Begin; the rest is easy” holds ever true. Even if it’s just one row. Start.

In the meantime, our neighbors have a compost box, *with earthworms and kitchen and garden scraps turning out good soil for their garden to grow more food with, with the remains becoming kitchen and garden scraps and good soil to grow more food with, repeat from *, just on the other side of the fence.

And today after the rain stopped, there was a black squirrel totally splayed out on the fenceline. Ahhhh…heat!

Immediately below him there was steam rising from where I knew that box was.  (I bet they get all the robins.) And that happy squirrel looked for all the world like a cat that has claimed the top of the radiator on a cold winter’s day.

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Where there’s steam there’s something interesting. That’s Sissy’s motto.

Comment by Channon 01.24.12 @ 7:54 am

I heard that wool scraps are good for the compost pile, too.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 01.24.12 @ 8:49 am

yup, the robins and the squirrels love my compost bin — so much so that we had to put a top on it!

I agree about the algebra — and for my work I also use geometry — just how much fabric do I need to buy for this project — use those area formulas on a regular basis!

Comment by Bev 01.24.12 @ 9:36 am

It’s been a long time since I used any algebra, I don’t know if I remember the rules. (Let’s see, solve inside the parens; then …). Something like that.

Comment by Don Meyer 01.24.12 @ 9:46 am

Gosh, what doesn’t use math? My work (well, I’m an engineer, so that’s kind of a gimme), knitting, sewing, carpentry, yup, math there.

Don, XKCD recently posted some science mnemonics- see, including the one for algebra- (parentheses, exponents, multiplication/division, addition/subtraction).

Comment by RobinH 01.24.12 @ 11:07 am

I love the use of knitting language in the compost “pattern” – you are clearly ready to start your actual knitting pattern 🙂

Comment by Jocelyn 01.24.12 @ 3:23 pm

“Begin, the rest is easy.”

Yes, ma’am. I’ll go cast on for that next sleeve right now.

Comment by twinsetellen 01.24.12 @ 6:08 pm

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