Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
- Went to the Redlands Bowl and heard wonderful music
- Visited with Anne
- Got in some knitting time and finished a washcloth
- Snuggled the cockatiel who is going to a new home
- Finally put that check in the bank
- Drank quantities of coffee
- Did not run out of gas on the way home
Monday, June 27, 2011
Perhaps the pendulum is swinging too far the other way, but for now, I like it.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
It was nice to sit and knit with someone else - haven't done too much of that since my knitting store closed almost a year ago. I noticed a dropped stitch in my Iron Horse shawl about 8 rows down and have st it aside for the moment. I just need to remember where I put the tiny crochet hook (I swear I just had it) and pull the stitch up the work , squeezing it into the existing rows. Part of me can't believe I missed that glaring error and part of me says, well if you are going to work while you are tired, you are going to have errors. It is an easy fix and I will be done with this soon, I hope.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
In other news, I did get one row of knitting put on my Camp Loopy shawl today before I caved in to exhaustion.
Friday, June 24, 2011
The good news is that it is a vegetable (kindof) and makes a stain that can be used for ink, paint or fabric dye. The bad news is that just about every part is poisonous and it will need to be removed from the vegetable garden before the dog starts nibbling it. Maybe that is why she has been so quiet this week?
It must have arrived in the garden via the droppings of the birds that visit the feeder. I will have to spend tomorrow taking it out and having a farewell service. I wonder how to get some seeds...
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
...and it still looks like a blob. It is going to be too big to photograph soon... I am about maxed out on needle room. It is month end at work this week and I am catsitting, but I think I can get to the lace portion by Sunday. The due date is 7/15 or before, so I should have plenty of time.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Apparently I will hit refresh on Ravelry and suddenly wonder where the night has gone.
Monday, June 20, 2011
These are my peeps. This is my passion.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
I couldn't get much knitting done this weekend due to an overnight trip to Ramona and a day working in the garden, but I really turned up the energy today and have made great progress. I am still concerned about a yarn shortage, but then I remember that lace gets blocked.
I have been keeping up with the Cabin 3 posts on Ravelry and it has been great fun to see what everyone else is up to.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
No pictures, for I am a dummy. Sorry.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
I wondered, what would my life be like now if anyone had ever told me that? Would I be confident, successful, popular, loved? I have sort of a vague idea that parents are "supposed to" support their children, but never had any idea how that actually would get applied. I guess now I have an inkling, and I feel cheated.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I seriously despair that I will have enough yarn, but I always feel that way at the beginning of a lace project.
Break time is over - back to the salt mines!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
This evening I kept up the pace with an evening of washcloth knitting (for fun and profit) and movie watching. It feels good to have yarn in my hands again.
It is nice to be snuggled in grandma's rocking chair, headphones on, an evening that is not too hot nor too cool and no kitties walking back and forth in front of the screen.
Monday, June 13, 2011
I am still mulling over my project options. Stripes seem boring, but I haven't found a pretty pattern that is also free. The one I truly adore, Catkin, is $6. That is a perfectly reasonable price, but I will have to wait a bit before I can justify it.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 09, 2011
It felt good to knit and it felt better to have some finished goods. I have to wash and block the scarf and will get some pictures posted soon. The only drawback was that I the book I am reading (_The Two Towers-) requires both hands to hold it open, so I was not able to knit & read at the same time. I will bring a different book tomorrow as I add some rows to the sock-in-progress.
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
In separate news, I am trying to watch all the movies in my Netflix queue before shutting off the service and finally saw "Billy Elliot". Why oh why did I wait so long? It was just wonderful! Another lesson: if I think a movie sounds good, maybe it is worth watching and not avoiding.
Monday, June 06, 2011
Oh, and had a dream that I was working at NPR and sneaking around the theater for the Academy Awards in places I shouldn't be.
Sunday, June 05, 2011
There are several breeds of dog I would like to try - flat coated retreiver, borzoi, dachshund, husky et al, and several I would like to avoid, but if they live as long as Sunny has, I won't have enough years to try them all. And I am deifinitely done puppy-raising. One was enough to put me off that task forever!
We may find out the answer to these questions sooner rather than later because if Dozer doesn't stop humping the cat while I am trying to type I may have to kill him. Argh.
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Her introduction of the Greek alphabet and the first level (?) of Japanese kanji are worth the read all by themselves, and I am finally intrigued by the idea of learning classical Greek. I love books and authors who reference other books, which she does in spades, but through the filter of Sibylla it is more interesting than just dry footnotes and margin scribbles.
I loved the way the story seemed to jump about, but always picked up its loose ends. I loved the characters of Sibylla and Ludo and the strength of the bond between them. There are passages hilarious, tedious, moving and illuminating all. I was just along for the ride until the last couple of chapters, when things took a crazy left turn and everything came into focus. Ludo does find his father, but I think that he learns that the relationship that is most worth saving is the one he has with his mother.