Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Episode 126: A Taxing Week

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Warm Thanks :
Again, for the condolences for our Blankets. Our heartfelt condolences go out to our own Sagepecas, who has lost two members of her family this week in the form of two well loved and long-lived cats. She requests that we talk about mourning for pets, which is a very appropriate topic to cover, so I will work on that for this episode.
Sustainablelivin: finds my voice calming and is the second person to tell me that she uses the podcast to fall asleep at night. As to my being attacked while running, I've actually been attacked multiple times, hit by cars twice...women running alone face many challenges.
Salpal: do the Frankensocks!
Knitonepugtwo: reports using baby signing with her family even to this day, especially the signs for "more" and "all done" when saying these things aloud might insult a host at a party, for example.
Chrisaah reports that "yarning" as storytelling is also a vital part of indigenous Australian people as a means of transmitting culture.
What's On My Hooks and Needles:


first Spring is Coming sock

In Progress:  

Stash toss 2023 (4 in versus 27 out) 

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! Seaming experiment:

19 x 19 blocks! 
18(19) squares=361 squares. And extras

Arranged, photographed, and clipped. Rows 1-16 sewn together, ends woven.  Row 17 is now clipped to the body of the blanket and getting its long edge seamed. Row 18 is getting  its short edges seamed. That’s 304 (84%] blocks out of 361 done!

Lady Eleanor Shawl-- The Next Big Thing. Progress in middle of skein 7/11. 32” long so far.

My Favorite Resources:

Webs for supplies

The Altered Stitch in Valley Village, LA

The Knitting Tree in Airport-land, LA

Latelier on Ventura

Birch and Cider for custom leather tags on Etsy

Razzberries Studios on Etsy

Dizzy Blondes: 

Still working on more merino from morrobayfleeceworks.com
3rd bobbin (sigh), but no progress
A fuzz ball of Minerva daily continues: 1 per day
Unboxing the new Nano—not yet


Mindfulness Strategies: not this week….
Mourning a pet.

Fluffy Books:

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

Something I Really Like: 

Put a Lid on It: 
Tea tastings:  continue. 


ASL:   Deaf culture class: trying to attend events, wild piling up of assignments 
Pupdate--  Captain and Queenie—new collar dance
Hubsdate: doing great
Taxes done!


Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference: Anaheim, Dec. 12-17, 2023

And Minerva gets the last word: let your voice be heard!

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