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12 March 2009 @ 07:04 pm

Got TRUTHSEEKER turned in fairly early this afternoon, so I went out of the house and had a mad shopping spree wherein I bought:

1 cherry tree
2 planters
3 raspberry/tayberry/black currant bushes (each)
a large bag of compost, and
1 starter kit for knitting a sparkly silver scarf

That last bit is Mom’s fault. I love the sweaters she made me so much it has made me decide maybe I want to give knitting a try after all. If I like it, I’ll have a scarf! If I don’t…maybe Mom will make me a scarf. :) So tomorrow I will read a manuscript and swim and do the charity auction thing and plant some trees. That sounds like a nice day, doesn’t it? And maybe I’ll try knitting a bit, too.

…the cats will *love* that.

miles to Minas Tirith: 100.3 (only 478 to go!)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: dorkydorky
starfall: knittingstarfallz on March 12th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Woo, knitting!
wyvernfriendwyvernfriend on March 12th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
Knitting can be great fun.
Patchchamois_shimi on March 12th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
What kind of cherry tree? Pie cherry cool, if it's a sweet cherry it will probably need a pollinator ...
kitmizkit on March 12th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
Sweet cherries are different from pie cherries? Why?
Patchchamois_shimi on March 12th, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC)
In taste, pie cherries are very tart even when fully ripe. Not as sour as chokecherries, but more tart than most people want for eating. As for the botanical need for pollinators for sweet but not the pie varieties ... who knows! Just they way they evolved ... or more likely, were bred/selected.
kitmizkit on March 13th, 2009 09:23 am (UTC)
Mine are sweet cherries which are supposed to be self-pollinating and which the intarwebs say make good pies. That's good enough for me! :)
Patchchamois_shimi on March 13th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
Cool! My favorite kinds of sweet cherries are all non self pollinating, it's annoying. But I lucked into a 3 varieties grafted onto a single (dwarfing) rootstock a few years ago, including one of my favorites - Royal Anne. YUM!

And yeah, you can make any cherries into pie. ;D I think the thing is you have to adjust the amount of sugar, most pie recipes for fresh cherries (as opposed to canned) are going to assume the tart kind, and heap on the sugar.
Alix (Tersa): Checkerboard (tersa)tersa on March 12th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
I approve of all your plans for tomorrow!

I hope you enjoy knitting!
kitmizkit on March 13th, 2009 09:22 am (UTC)
I'm tersa, and I approve this message! :)
Sakariladydark on March 13th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
Cats and knitting....yes an interesting combination.

My best friend knits and has two cats. One cat goes after the yarn, the other cat actually goes after the knitting needles.