Thursday, October 20, 2022

Episode 100: Still Here!

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Warm Thanks -

To everyone for their best wishes for the Hubs' eye surgery

Welcome back, Knittinghiker! How nice to see you again around the Ranch! Thanks for the excellent Sheltie pattern from Jorid Linvik.

Hey, Chrisaaah, I nursed my son until he weaned naturally at nearly 3 years old. If you can do it, it's a great thing for mom and baby.


Vaccinated in California?  Get your electronic COVID card 😷!

Get your kids their shots!

What's On My Hooks and Needles:



In Progress:  

Lanesplitter Skirt- I’ve turned the first corner and I’m on the straight-away--32 inches along!

Don't Know Yet--a year in blocks-- onward! 

19 x 19 blocks

October 25 will be 300 blocks day! Sooooo close!

Pennsylvania Dutch embroidery--not yet

Midsummer Socks-- on the second sock! Past  the heel, about 2 inches on the foot left!

Jorid Linvik for socks!

Wrapped in Tiny Chains crocheted cardigan- back is done. Use measurements, not gauge. On to the second front panel! Started and progressing well.

My Favorite Resources:

Dizzy Blondes: 

Still working on more merino from
3rd bobbin (sigh), but no progress


Interpersonal Strategies: DEAR MAN
Describe what you want
Express only your ideas, opinions
Assert yourself with confidence
Reward other person
Mindfulness--stay focused on topic
Appear calm, confident

Help Ukraine from President Obama
More ways to help from Lovecraft
Fluffy Books:

She Hulk on Disney+--now THAT’S a finale

A Brazen Curiosity  by Lynne Messina—the Beatrice Hyde-Clare series

Something I Really Like:


Indie dyers late at night. Rock and String yarns is rebranding, so we wish her luck.

Put a Lid on It:



ASL:  Week 9: story telling
Pupdate--  no love.

Beloved Hubs and his eyes- homecoming Tuesday. Readjusting
Covid 2nd booster with variants—no real reaction 


Stitches So Cal: Nov 11-13, 2022
Grand Canyon: June 5-9, 2023
Sunnybank: August 17-21, 2023

And Minerva gets the last word: proudly not coloring inside the lines

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