Socks and Salves

IMG_0337This weekend I kept busy with two home-making projects: finishing my socks and attempting my first salve.

I found a recipe for a Dandelion Salve, since our lawn is just teaming with Dandelions. Littlest sister helped me run about the backyard plucking off their tangy manes.

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It was all very exciting—making your own salve (this one was for dry hands), and a not very appeasing jar of dandelions-doused in oil sat on our window sill for a few days. I found cute tins at a craft store near us to put them in and set to work making my first salve.

However, though it looked just like a salve, the results were much too oily for any use. I think the reason for this is due to the fact it had both Coconut Oil and the infused oil. Anyhow, I’m not discouraged; it’s a process of trial and error.

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Sweet Stripes #2 came off the needles yesterday, and I’m on to another pair.

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