Monday, February 7, 2022

Episode 66: Second Chances

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Warm Thanks 

Everyone who helped Minerva!

Cureuskitte— yes, the brick! I hope I see you at Stitches- happy to help!

Nilasae—Guten tag! Greetings to Wien! Thanks for the info about the listener’s map.

Turbogal—whoa! That blue sweater! Gorgeous! Thanks for the sweet comment about Minerva and for how to use a damaged sock as a yarn sleeve.

Ko-fi thanks: Chris H—I saw you do that and I think you are concerned re: vet bills. Thank you for your ongoing kindness. I think many episodes in my life show that God has a sense of humor indeed.

Lisa-thank you too for a delicious ko-fi! I appreciate your generosity!


Vaccinated in California?  Get your electronic COVID card 😷! thanks, Betty HS!

Kids 12-15 can now get booster shots

LA County card also issued to Apple wallet and Google Pay, courtesy of Healthvana

NOTE: It updates automatically to include your booster shot.

Free Covid tests- 4 per household:

What's On My Hooks and Needles:



In Progress:  

Don't Know Yet--a year in blocks

Noro Hearts Scarf--on hold for a few other priorities

Yule socks: sock #2 is on the foot!

Vest-uary 2022- -on the back by armholes

Fading and extra Rios…salute to Peachy and the author on Ravelry Alisonhand 6 Color Party Cardi

I’m currently wearing...  

knitted socks

My Two Favorite Resources:

Webs for supplies

Dizzy Blondes: 

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


Emotional Management Strategies: ABC PLEASE: ABC part

Put a Lid On It: 

Making bath bombs:

Dry ingredients:
1/2 cup baking soda
1/4 cup citric acid
1/4 cup cornstarch

Wet ingredients:
1/4 cup oil -– coconut, almond, olive
3 to 4 dropped food coloring
3 to 4 drops essential oil

One. Mix dry ingredients in bowl with spoon or whisk.
Two. Add wet ingredients. Mix with metal spoon until mixture clumps, then use hands.
Three. Mix very thoroughly to spread color and scent.
Four. Mixture is ready when a hand size clump sticks together (see picture below).
Five. Press into silicon baking molds. Overfill and press hard.
Six. Dry overnight or for several hours in the freezer. 

Aw Shoot!

Rock climbing: 

Fluffy Books: 


Something I Really Like: 

ASL lessons online 


Pupdate-- back burner for now

Farewell, Wizards Unite!

Classes, glorious classes—46 hours last year's conference, 38 online hours + 12 live so far from this year

Eye surgery for the Beloved

Stitches West: selling wheels

And Minerva gets the last word:
A second chance

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