I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. ~ Douglas Adams (1952 – 2001)
The Felted Bag From Hell is settled into its new home:
I’m making progress on the Summer of Scraps blanket. I have a feeling the finished blanket will either be gorgeous, or it will look like a gaggle of clowns threw up:
Another blanket has come off the needles:
A Gem of a Blanket
What: A Gem of a Blanket
Yarn: 3.5 skeins of Red Heart Soft in the color Gem
Needles: size 11
Pattern: Diagonal Baby Blanket
Date started: 6/24/07
Date finished: 8/21/07
Size: 33″ x 35″, 48″ diagonal
Lesson Learned: None. A quick, easy, enjoyable knit.
Destination: Warm The World
Samantha’s favorite toy is a tennis ball. She was playing with one last night and when I walked down the hall I discovered that she’d stashed it in a safe place:
I don’t know why I’m so fascinated by vanity license plates, but here are two more I’ve seen this week:
Say there’s a book written about your life. Who would you want to narrate the audio version?
Katharine Hepburn. Yes, I know she’s dead, but having her reading the audio version of a book about me is about as likely a a book being written about me!
Take the letters from your favorite kind of nut and write a sentence. (Example: Perhaps every avenue needs understanding today.)
Stupid question. Next!
If you could go back in time and spend one week in another decade, which decade would you choose?
I’m a bit of a bonnethead, so I’d pick the 1860′s.
Name a song that brings back memories for you.
The Boys of Summer. I love this song and have from the moment I first heard it: I was riding up a ski lift on a sunny, Saturday morning. I was listening to Casey Kasem‘s American Top 40 on my Walkman and the second the song started it mesmerized me. It still does
Do you prefer to wash your hands in cold water or warm water?
It was a gorgeous day for a drive. I saw Jordan:
I was almost home when a field of wildflowers caught my eye:
Since the great catastrophe of the felted bag, I’ve been licking my wounds with a variety of activities. Knitting on A Gem of a Blanket:
I’ve also been cleaning up a murder scene:
Making fun of Kishka, the lazy eater:
And taking pictures of Samantha:
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. ~ Albert Camus
I’ve been a picture taking fool lately.
Clouds at sunset……
The girls playing Follow The Leader:
Samantha keeping watch over her territory:
Kishka enjoying a nap:
Kishka watching me take pictures:
A license plate I saw today has me wondering….
And finally, knitting!
Warm The World Hat #2
What: Warm The World Hat #2
Yarn: Unknown from Warm The World stash
Needles: size 8 dpn’s
Pattern: Seamans’ Cap, kind of*
Date started: 7/29/07
Date finished: 7/30/07
Dimensions: 9″ diameter and 7″ high
Lesson Learned: None
Destination: Warm The World
* I used this pattern as a guide and used the following modifications:
- Used size 8 dpn’s
- Did not change needle size after the ribbing
- Worked from the top down and cast on 6 stitches
- Used K2P2 ribbing
And, a new project:
I haven’t been knitting much this week. I’ve been distracted.
Late last year I moved from a 3600 sq. foot home into a 700ish sq. foot home. Obviously, this presented some storage issues. I’ve been trying various organization methods for the last few months and finally found a solution this past weekend. One of my solutions was a dedicated cabinet for knitting WIPs:
I’ve also been distracted by a migraine that’s trying to sneak up on me. I don’t get them very often (thank goodness), but when I feel a migraine coming on, I can sometimes prevent it by the timing of medicine and other tricks. So far, I’ve had a headache for three days, but the migraine is being kept at bay. Hopefully this continues because I really don’t have time to be incapacitated right now.
The other morning I followed this truck all the way through town:
I was intrigued by the license plate “MAW” and tried to imagine what kind of person had such a vanity plate.
A stereotypical redneck? A very old farmer?
I finally pulled up next to the truck at a stoplight.
It was a middle aged man in a suit. He was picking his nose.
Certainly not what I expected, but it cracked me up.
I hope knitting gets done soon. My fingers are getting restless.
Thank you for all the compliments on the Minty Fresh Blanket. I am so glad I got past the false starts and seem to be on track.
Melanie inquired about the source of the pattern. This pattern is in Quick Knitted Afghans. I love this book. Out of all the blanket pattern books that I own (and there are many!), this is my favorite.
There was another gorgeous sunset tonight:
I saw a license plate today that was both confusing and amusing:
Mmmbop? Seriously? And most importantly….why?
I realize that I am a bit biased, but I’m quite certain that I own one of the cutest dogs alive: