just a few miscellaneous thoughts....
The garden did really well this year. It took a while, but the peppers and broccoli finally started bearing. I canned enough cucumber pickles to last a long time and also quite a bit of tomato sauce. (The tomatoes won the battle over the cucumbers for control of the garden. It was short lived though since I think we've had a light frost already.) Next year I'll plant a different type of tomatoes. These bore well and produced quite a bit of large fruit. But they weren't as tasty.
I'm not doing Nerd Wars this time. I figured that there was no way I'd have time to do a Nerd Wars that ended in December. The last time I did one ending in December, I didn't feel like doing any knitting or crocheting for a month or two.
I've discovered that I really like geometric designs. I'm still working on plans for a yoked sweater in mosaic knitting and decided to make a snowflake hat to see how it would turn out. After a few tweaks, it turned out really well. However, it doesn't look like snowflakes at all -- just diamonds and triangles. (I'll post a pic when the hat is finished.)
And, here's the pic (a couple weeks later):
It's a little on the short side, so I'll be adding a misc design between the brim and the diamond pattern.
forgot to add....
In going through some old boxes, I found waterbed sheets from when the kids all had waterbeds. I'm hoping to use them in making the first quilt I've ever attempted. (I have sewn a backing on an old quilt before.) The pattern is the upcoming one with the quiltvillechat Yahoo group.