Saturday, March 18, 2023

Episode 121: Wonderful Wonderful

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Warm Thanks :
MetroRebecca--Whoa! Generous gallon of ko-fi! Thank you!
Tiny Shiny Things--link to Merriam Webster on words with no English translation
Krickett--popped in to tell us about pandan: Pandan is a “strappy “ leaf from the Pandanus plant. Used in Malaysian and other Asian cuisines as a flavouring, and/or for wrapping food before cooking.
CConnieGail--in our Rav group discussion tells us about yarn twist, while she and SalPal1 are digging out of the snow. Nice llama, Connie!


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What's On My Hooks and Needles:


Dragonscale Mitts by Yarnivore UK

Heaven & Earth Cowl & Archangel Cowl

Random Mug Mats

In Progress:  

Stash toss 2023 (4 in versus 21 out) 

Vest-uary 2023: on to the front! Going up the right side.

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 1-11 sewn together, ends woven. Row 12 is now clipped on to the body of the blanket and getting its long edge seamed.. Row 13 is ready to have its short edges seamed. That’s 209 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

Dizzy Blondes: 

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


Mindfulness Strategies: kaizen: continuous improvement, generally through making constant small changes for the better and embracing the process

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!

walk until you drop, followed by Epsom salts bath.

Something I Really Like: 

My chatelaine necklace from Razzberries Studio on Etsy

Put a Lid on It: 
Tea tastings:  continue. 


Disney day with Maxine and discovering the train

ASL:   Deaf culture class: onward!.
Pupdate--  Captain and Queenie and Blankets
Dog nose protector for discoid lupus
Hubsdate: doing great


Grand Canyon: June 5-9, 2023
Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference: Anaheim, Dec. 12-23, 2023

And Minerva gets the last word: Is it love or a blep?

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