My current work in progress:

The Throwback by Andrea Mowry, knit from Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Worsted and Spincycle Yarns Dream State, using 4.5mm and 5mm needles.

One Down

I finished the first sleeve of my denim aran last night, and I attached it to the body.

As I mentioned earlier, I attached it using a three-needle bind-off. I left the live stitches of the sleeve on one needle and using another needle, picked up the same number of stitches along the body of the sweater, after measuring the width of the sleeve against the body so I’d know how far down each side to pick up.

Then I placed the sleeve against the body, right sides together and did the three-needle bind-off. I’m very pleased with the results.

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The color is way off — due to bad lighting. It’s dark when I get home from work and I don’t want to use a flash because it obscures the cabling.

And I’ve started the second sleeve.

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This photo was taken in better light!

At this point I am very ready for this to be done so I can throw the whole thing in the washer and dryer and then gaze upon the finished object.

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An Anniversary

Today marks one year since I embarked on my quest to eat natural and/or organic foods as much as possible. It has been a very successful year all told. I’ve lost weight, my skin is in great shape, and most of my respiratory issues are a thing of the past. (Unfortunately, my spine is still disintegrating, but I didn’t really expect clean eating to reverse that.)

In answer to a comments question, I am still henna-ing my hair (using body art quality henna purchased from With my hair’s rate of growth, I need to henna the roots every 4 or 5 weeks.

And lately I have been on a quest to find both personal care and home cleaning that are as free from harsh chemicals and toxins as possible.

Lucy sez:

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Momma turned the heat on! Momma turned the heat on!

Tune in tomorrow for a great giveaway . . .

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