Monday, December 12, 2022

Episode 108: A Tribute to Editing

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MetroRebecca for your generous ko-fi! Much appreciated and thank you for so kind a message!
Everyone who has sent good wishes in response to my illness

Covid: I haven’t got it!

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Get your kids their shots!

What's On My Hooks and Needles:


Nothing this week

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! Seaming experiment — 3 bottom rows are seamed, joined, and ends are woven in.
The miracle of time and yarns relaxing.

19 x 19 blocks! Romjul planning to seam.
18(19) squares=361 squares on about Dec 26.

Wrapped in Tiny Chains crocheted cardigan- back is done. Use measurements, not gauge. On to the second front panel! Stalled for ASL class

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

My needles broke! So this is on hold until the new 10.5 set arrives.

Romjul plans: glorious blues, KAL—report your plans, progress, etc here or on our Ravelry group, please!

Romjul KAL: The Rules:

  1. start your sweater any time before Dec 25.
  2. Donate some old woolens to a shelter or donate wearables made from your leftover yarns.
  3. Make any sweater you like from your leftovers.
  4. Drink good tea and eat good food
  5. Finish your sweater early in the New Year.
  6. Spend time with friends.
  7. Use any pattern you like.
  8. Deck your Halls.
  9. Give $5 minimum to the homeless.
  10. Fa-la-la-la. La La la la LAH!

My Favorite Resources:

Dizzy Blondes: 

Still working on more merino from
3rd bobbin (sigh), but no progress
A fuzz ball of Minerva daily continues: 1 per day


Interpersonal Strategies: Deferred. Little Strokes/Fell great oaks. Holiday strategies. 

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

A Brazen Curiosity  by Lynne Messina—the Beatrice Hyde-Clare series (A Treacherous Performance)

Deaf Again by Mark Drolsbaugh

A Court of Thorns and Roses—if you like sadism and overdrawn melodrama

Something I Really Like: tools for tea

Put a Lid on It:
Tea tastings


ASL:  Epilogue: the interview.


Hubsdate: doing well.


Romjul break: Dec 26-31, 2022
Grand Canyon: June 5-9, 2023
Sunnybank: August 17-21, 2023

And Minerva gets the last word: wrapping paper bed

1 comment:

knitonepugtwo said...

I'm finding it hilarious that now, when I watch Instagram reels, they are full of ASL! I understand the weight lifting, the knitting, even the mom jokes. But you are the only real connection I have with ASL beyond my not-online child having a vague interest.