ON MY NEEDLES
Nothing current, but I plan to change that very soon, like within the next hour or so. Yep, you heard it first from me, Tulips are finished, but you’ll have to tune in again on Friday to see the finished product. Mark your calendar. 📅😉
SAY IT AIN’T SO
My close to constant companion for the past several years (besides Mr. iknead), my trusty 160 gig iPod Classic fell ill the end of last week. 😱😭💔 It hasn’t been diagnosed as terminal – yet. Both Mr. iknead and I tried about a 1000 times over the next two days to resuscitate it with no success and I finally gave up and took it to You Break I Fix on Sunday afternoon for a diagnosis. I’m not handling it well. Seriously. I wish I was kidding. Here’s why it’s been traumatic: Apple discontinued the 160 gig Classic in 2009; this means that to fit all my data, I’ll need to buy five new iPods. That’s what I said, FIVE new iPods to house the 2000 or so songs and a couple hundred audiobooks. The guy at the repair shop seemed to think it could be fixed, I hope he’s right.
I’m excited about starting My Antonia. I’m really kind of surprised I’ve never read it before. Once again, my library rocks!
I’m linking with Yarn Along and Frontier Dreams today.
If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. Andy Rooney
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ON MY NEEDLES
Red Bird Knits Tulips, after some cat vs. sock in progress drama, but, it’s coming right along.
The Alienist, by Caleb Carr, a library book that I’m enjoying enough to renew. There hasn’t been much reading going on the last week or so. Hopefully this will change for the better this week. I miss reading, but I do have to sleep sometimes! 📚💤
MORE MIXED MEDIA
I started this yesterday.
So far, acrylic paint, stencils, stamps and hand drawn and colored flower.
I’m linking with Yarn Along, Frontier Dreams and Gracey’s Goodies today.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. Kahlil Gibran
Happy New Year!
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ON MY NEEDLES
After a bit of drama last night, finding that Big Mac had discovered the Tulip Socks and the ball of yarn that was birthing them, after he apparently went zooming around the den with the yarn trailing behind and getting wound around table legs and chairs, I salvaged what I could and frogged what was left of the socks and started over. I wasn’t really pleased with the toe and the heel also left something to be desired anyway. Actually, this was right on the heels of another wip incident regarding the Mini Mania Cowl I started on Friday. Overcome with the excitement of getting a treat, Josie leaped off the couch and tore into the kitchen with the cowl yarn looped around one of her back feet and the rest, as they say, is history. The needles were pulled nearly all the way out and I decided it would be more efficient time-wise to just finish what she started and cast on again. Oh, and for the record, the cowl called for a cast on of 555 stitches….sigh.
Tulip Sock 2.0
This is Big Mac. He’s not a bit sorry.
I’m still reading Jodi Piccoult’s The Storyteller; I’ve not had a lot of reading time this past week, but I hoping for an hour or two of uninterrupted quiet the next few days, mostly while the grands are napping, or at least pretending to nap. 💤
At Christmas play and make good cheer,/ For Christmas comes but once a year. Thomas Tusser, A Hundred Good Points
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IT’S A NEW ONE ON ME
I’ve been playing around with the idea of starting a new Wednesday meme for works in progress, for crafters/artists of all types. So, this week I did more than just toy with the idea – I did a little research (with emphasis on little) and decided to just jump in and give it a whirl. I’m calling it Whatcha Workin’ On Wednesday and if you have a work in progress, or, like me, several works in progress, and you’d like to share, jump in and join me! I bet nearly all of us are familiar with the little form thingy, especially if you’ve been sharing all along, just remember to be patient and gentle with me, this is new territory and I’m learning as I go. Oh, yeah, I love love love comments, but don’t feel like you have to leave one, no matter whst Mr. Linky tells you. A link, though, a link back to Whatcha Workin’ On would be greatly appreciated.
FYI – I had no idea what a meme was until I googled it and I’m still not completely sure I understand. Can someone explain in words of one or two syllables?? 😋
One more thing – don’t hesitate to let me know if something is wonky. Again, I’m new at this and always up for suggestions.
ON THE NEEDLES
Christmas knitting is continuing. I won’t post anymore about it because it’s a gift, but here’s another of my WIPs.
Socks of Kindness
Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock Yarn
A Pinterest Pattern
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams
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