Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Episode 117: Roses are Red...

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Warm Thanks :

HollyDaisy2000--Welcome aboard! Thanks for loving on my Don't Know Yet!
TinyShinyThings--about "bricking"...


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Get your kids their shots!


4 free Covid tests.

What's On My Hooks and Needles:


Wrapped in Tiny Chains crocheted cardigan

VJM Wednesday Snood


In Progress:  

Stash toss 2023 (4 in versus 15 out) 

Vest-uary 2023: week off to finish the Chains sweater

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 1-6 sewn together, ends woven. Row 7 clipped on for seaming. Row 8 (not shown) clipped separately to seam short edges. That’s 114 blocks out of 361 done!

Reach for the Stars Hat--just clearing my immediate vicinity in my studio.

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

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


Interpersonal Strategies: GIVE: Gentle, Interested, Validating, Easy in your manner

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

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

Aw, Shoot!

Stretching and biking

Something I Really Like: 

Birch and Cider tags arrived!

Put a Lid on It:
Tea tastings:  continue. Plum Deluxe Magical Butterfly Herbal

Johnson Bros stoneware:


ASL:   Deaf culture class: not so much
Pupdate--  Captain and Queenie and Blankets

Dog nose protector for discoid lupus
Hubsdate: car fail


Grand Canyon: June 5-9, 2023
Sunnybank: August 17-21, 2023

And Minerva gets the last word: 
Be an equal-opportunity person where love is concerned 

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