Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Knitted scarf -- MONDAY MUGGINGS -- giant figs of the prairie

I was thinking about sharing my mugs with you and call it Monday Muggings, but it's so corny...
However, I have decided to do it...at least today...well...ahem...I know it's Tuesday...don't be so particular...

Found this coffee mug at a thrift shop. It holds 18oz and just right for breakfast coffee, especially on Mondays. It matches my other one, the 20 Minute Coffee Break mug which is my most popular.

At the same shop I found a ball of yarn--I believe it to be Noro--with no label, and these bamboo needles skewered through.
What could I make with this?, said I.
After pondering for a while this 'thing' came to mind.


It's all garter stitch. After some rows I bound some middle stitches off, as for a button hole, and cast them back on the following row. As I kept knitting I noticed I would not have enough yarn to continue. I decreased to half on the next row and knitted the rest until I had a bit left. I decreased one stitch at the beginning of each following row and i-corded the last wee bit. There you have it.
One picture with flash the other without. The colors are truer on the picture below.

Next come the figs. We have these three fig trees in pots. DH keeps them in the garage in the winter. They do not produce much, our biggest harvest has been 5 figs. Sometimes the ants get them but this year I keep my eye on them and have eaten 2 giant figs already. DH picked this one last night, and will probably get the next one tonight.

They have been 7 or 7 1/2 inches in girth at the time of picking, after being in the refrigerator for a few hours they shrink a bit. They are delicious. Good thing that I am the only one in the family who likes fresh figs, or we would have to have a fig grove, or is it a fig forest...whatever. I also love dry figs. When I was little I used to shake figs off of the tree at my Grandma's house and sit on the ground and eat figs and watch the chickens...that was very entertaining.

Our tomatoes are not too big this year. Actually they are about the size of the figs. I have heard comments from other gardeners who are having the same type of results with their tomatoes.
Still scorching--very good for tomato ripening.
We need an "Alberta clipper" to cool us down...soon enough!
Ok, girlies, gotta go.
I'll leave you with this:

"The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked." Proverbs 10:3
In His hands, ^__^


Nick Deoliveira said...

What is the name of this Beautiful fig???

bunches of yarn said...

Thanx. This fig 'tree' is grown from a cutting given by a local friend. Her tree was in the ground and produced approximately 1 gallon (by volume) of figs.
Mine only produce about 4-6 figs per plant. We have 4 plants. I don't know the name of this particular fig. Sorry. It was purchased locally from a nursery.