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Norma
Vermont
Norma Mae: It's not a name, it's an attitude.
Interests: travel, knitting, humor, organic gardening, lifelong learning, locavore, 50 is the new 30
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Yes, that is the only way to describe my blogging (ir)regularity nowadays. But here I am... I'm baaaaaaaack! I got the urge to knit, so I figured I should honor that with a blog post, since it, too, is randomly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at Now Norma Knits
Marilyn, they will be forever house worms! But they do reproduce, and so I might either start another tower, or put some of them in the garden. When you are ready to empty a tray you are supposed to push all the earth to one side, with some fresh food in the corner, which will draw the worms out. Then use the compost, leaving the worms in their tower to do their job. :) Norma
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2014 on Worm Farming at Now Norma Knits
auntiemichal, I LOVE that idea! I didn't know there was such a thing, so thank you for mentioning it. I will go to my feed store stat to get some!!!!
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2014 on Worm Farming at Now Norma Knits
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Well, greetings from the Winter Wasteland. As I'm writing this, it sounds like the house is going to fall down at any moment. The weather app on my phone says the winds are blowing at 16 miles per hour, but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Now Norma Knits
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I know it's not Typepad's fault that actual people are being actually hired to go around and spam blog comments, and therefore they get past the Captcha, but JEBUS CRIMINY ON A CRACKER, it's getting me down. PLEASE MAKE IT... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
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Shut up, I'm on a roll! And I'm feeling great, with no inflammation or pain (knock wood), so my knitting mojo appears to be back. Next up: For this I'm using my favorite yarn, Peace Fleece, in charcoal gray (Fathers... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
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C'est fini. Started on February 8, 2011, and completed November 9, 2013 -- it's not exactly a knitting sprint winner. It's a big old jackety-warm-soft-blankety kind of a sweater, which is not exactly what I was going for. The shop... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
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The collar that I thought would never end finally did. Now comes the part where I try to fit sleeves into holes that might or might not be too big. Since I knit the body of the sweater so long... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
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I love the interesting construction of this buttonband, especially the way the colors happened to fall with this yarn.... I know someone will ask: The pattern is G'Day by Norah Gaughan and the yarn is Berroco Geode. It is a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
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A nice lady from Ravelry had some of this yarn in her stash, and I convinced her to part with it, so I'm back in business. Working on the button band... I'll have a new sweater soon! Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
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(This is a long one. You might want to go pee first, and get a cup of whatever it is you like to drink.) So let's get this straight: I am not a runner! And yet, somehow I have just... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
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Oct 27, 2013
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Look what I uncovered. Only one sleeve and the finishing left to go. I purchased the yarn in 2010, cast on in February of 2011, worked on it in fits and starts over the years, and then it's been languishing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
Gale just gave me a scare. She posted a video on my Facebook timeline, with the following words: So, here are 320 or so folks posing for me but only one, ONE, revealed her belly button. Guess whoooooooo? oh Norrrrmaaaaaa.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
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I will be seeing my Best Ladies this weekend. Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
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And while I was out there, I harvested some Romaine, spinach, and dandelion greens to make a salad for dinner. It's a tough life, but somebody has to live it. Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
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I have been suffering from a headache and general malaise for the past couple of days, probably due to not enough good sleep lately, too much work stress, not enough exercise, and not drinking enough water. (Please don't tell the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
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I am not an expert on salsa. Heck, I live in Vermont, where "south of the border" just sort of refers to those flatlanders in Massachusetts. I never even tried salsa, or anything Mexican, I don't think, until I was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
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This year, rather than canning tomatoes, I've decided to make and freeze batches of marinara. I realized that for the most part, I use my canned tomatoes to make spaghetti sauce anyway. I love my home-canned, home-grown, delicious organic tomatoes,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
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Dear Readers: Alpha and I are warmed by the welcome we've received back into blogland. Thank you for all the kind comments! We can't respond to them all, due to the fact that we are both flat-out busy*, but we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
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The end of summer, for a gardener who is lucky, is bounteous. I have been lucky. One does try to make good use of all that bounty. I've given some away: I've chopped and prepped and eaten as much fresh... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
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Weren't they something?! I have pretty good luck growing things, and I have a pretty green thumb. More than a few people have referred to me as a garden whisperer. But some things seem immune to my powers. I have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
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Oh, carrots. Each year I plant you. And nurture you. And love you. And hope. And each year you stab me in the chest. I treat you nice, like all my other garden children. But you are my nasty child.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
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The Model: The Incomparable Mr. Jefferies The Pattern: Style Hounds Handknits "Hounds Tooth," Size Small The Yarn: I could swear the yarn I bought with my kit is alpaca, but on the website it seems to only offer Merino, so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2013 at Now Norma Knits
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