We grew cranberries for the first time this year.  Eight plants installed to grow and spread as a ground cover for our high bush blueberries.  Those are the plants on the porch, early in spring.  Now they are buried in snow.  Such pretty little things!  Their leaves turn burgundy in the cold.  We froze the ones we harvested to use, with supplementation, for our Thanksgiving cranberry sauce.  It was just a small harvest this year, but in years to come I look forward to baking cranberry bread and experimenting with adding some to batches of applesauce and many other culinary delights.  I’m thinking of adding lingonberries to that bed, as they have similar growing requirements and at their mature height they would fall right between the cranberries and blueberries.

Knitting in Cranberry, Knitpicks Wool of the AndesAdaptation, with cuffs knit to longie length.  And the Puerperium Cardigan by Kelly Brooker.  The cardigan, as written, is supposed to fit for the first 6 weeks or so, for babies weighing 7-9 lbs.  As half my babies so far have been bigger then that at birth and all have been 10 lbs by 2 weeks, that didn’t seem terribly practical for us!  I went with a heavier yarn and larger needles to hopefully get a “newborn” fit by our standards, I guess we’ll see!


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