THE U-Pick GARDEN will be closing August 20th. This will be the last year the garden will be open to the public. Next year I'll be operating as a CSA, supplying about 20 regular customers with weekly boxes. Thank you for your support over the last 8 years, but it's time to try something new.

To get a copy of my book, "How To Grow Vegetables In Sitka, Alaska" just give me a call....The books are $20 plus tax. If you live out of town and want me to mail you a copy, you can mail a check for $25.60 to:

Lori Adams
P O Box 6021
Sitka, Alaska

Down To Earth U-Pick Garden is located at 2103 Sawmill Creek Road in Sitka, Alaska. It is open usually from mid-June through late August. Hours are Monday-Saturday 12:00 to 6:30. On Farmer's Market Saturdays I am not open until 2:00. Children are welcome but may not run through the garden or chase the ducks. If you have any questions you can contact me, Lori Adams, at 907-747-6108 or 907-738-2241. My email address is

Monday, November 12, 2012

Mittens And Determination

I just fell in LOVE with these mittens down at Laura's Knit Shop....

I decided that I just HAD to figure out how to crochet some....a very difficult task.....after a night of many hours on the internet and some trial and error I figured out how to do it (and although my yarn is not as pretty as hers is they turned out quite nice)....

I had to use smaller yarn, alter the pattern a little, use a tapestry stitch technique with a single crochet stitch worked through the posts of the lower stitch and voila!!

They are super cozy inside with an alpaca lining.....

This is all I have been wanting to do lately.....but it's been so worth it.....Bring on the snow!!!


  1. Amazing mittens! Could we entice you to write up a pattern or at least give some how-to hints? Love love love them!

    1. Well, I just bought the knitting pattern for the chart, then used the stitches I mentioned up above to crochet the same design....It's hard to explain, but I could SHOW you how?

    2. The chart I used is from a mitten pattern designed by Adrian Bizilia Designs and I bought it off the