Thursday, June 13, 2013

Episode 164: Too Much Vacation


Only Gigi Knitmore could get me to wear beads on a shawl...a VERY lovely shawl, I might add..

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What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:
Not yet finished:
The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller

4 repeats of the C chart are now done, but I am taking a break to make...



 Just plain ole vanilla socks from some Regia in DK weight that I had hanging around. I needed the simplicity.

The Boneyard Shawl --not yet blocked. Still.

Still in Progress:

Bears for the Mother Bear Project--my 13 bears in 2013 project continues with Bears 30-32.

Dizzy Blondes:
I continue spinning the 12 oz of the fiber dyed for the last CFR by Desert Vista Dyeworks....

but I also got myself a new Schacht Sidekick wheel for traveling and...

When asked to change a problem, do you block new ideas with reasons why they cannot work or do you offer alternatives?

Put a Lid On It:

Home made Thousand Island salad dressing...mmmmmm...
4 parts mayo to 1 part catsup, then add:
minced parsley
minced green onion
minced boiled egg
minced stuffed green olives
To taste, but it is also in the Joy of Cooking

Something I Really Like:

Calphalon Immersion 2-in-1 blender--the mincing bowl attachment


CFR news, as always.

Stolen segment...again. A Cognitive Strategy?

The Gigi Shawl (pictured above).

Eleanor the Collie has adopted us. The latest QME is done, but a death in the family has knocked us off-track a bit...

bed collie

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