OFF MY NEEDLES
Photobomb courtesy of Josie
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. William Shakespeare
OFF MY NEEDLES
Here’s the secret knitting I’ve been talking about over the last month or so:
Clefton’s Christmas Socks
Yarn from Spud and Chloe
They fit and he loves them!!!
Wise Hilda’s Basic Socks
Children see magic because they look for it. Christopher Moore
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Between Revival, Stephen King’s newest, my obsession with finishing Sockhead and more than a little experimentation with some new inks and stains in my art journal, something had to give and this week it was blogging. Anyone else familiar with the “as soon as I get to the end of this row/this page” syndrome? I’ve had a raging case of it lately and see no respite from it in the near or distant future. Oh yeah, and Michael’s 25% off everything (even sale stuff) Veteran’s Day sale ate up quite a few hours also.
OFF THE NEEDLES
This is the second go round for this hat. The first was way, way too big so I frogged and reknit using size four needles. It was still a tad big but after a soak, a spin and then a trip through the dryer at the medium setting, the size is perfect. Two thumbs up!
This week’s prompt for The Documented Life art journal project was to incorporate fabric onto the page. I found an old bandana that I knew was perfect but sort of got stuck as far as overall ideas. Nothing felt “right”. I did a bit of brainstorming about what I thought of or felt when I looked at it. The cowgirl motif fell into my head and I swear I actually heard a loud click. I had the Wild West card in my paper stash, then added vintage cowgirl ephemera I found on the internet. After I got everything in place on the page, I was reminded of how we used to stick photos around mirrors back in the day. Actually, I still do this. Old school all the way, me. I love how this page turned out –
The Documented Life Project
Use fabric on your page.
At Mr. Iknead’s request, I baked Hello Dollies today.
Butter, chocolate, coconut, pecans and Eagle Brand – what’s not to like??
STILL MY BABY
My son and his girls. An amazing dad who got a surprise promotion today at work. I couldn’t be prouder!
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight… The truly wise person is colorblind. Albert Schweitzer
OFF THE NEEDLES
Tosh Chunky in One of a Kind Nectar
This yarn was much prettier after it was knit up. The colors seemed sort of, I don’t know, blah, I guess. I’m so glad I stayed with it to the finish. I love the soft, subtle colors now!
I DO RENEW
Mr. Iknead and I are renewing our marriage vows this evening, with our sweet son in law officiating. It’s very low key, just family, the kids and their spouses and the grands, in front of the fireplace here at home, with dinner afterward. The past 35(!) years hold so much laughter and love, along with some tears, of course, but the love and laughs far outweigh anything else. So, yeah, I’d do it all again in a heartbeat. Pictures to follow.
A WORD TO THE WISE
When your paper carrier leaves your paper right on top of your sprinkler system, do not, I repeat, do not attempt to dry it, the paper, not the carrier, in the microwave; or at least, don’t get distracted and walk away.
I didn’t know paper would ignite at around the 20 second mark. Yeah, my attention span is about that short. Burned clean through the first section and about halfway through the second, FYI.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. Henry Ford
OFF THE NEEDLES
My Guernsey Wrap
It’s unblocked and I’m sure the stitches will really pop after blocking, but I’m so excited to have something finished for today that I couldn’t wait. I’ll post another photo, I promise.
What next? Socks maybe? Another wrap? A sweater? Maybe one of each?
This is my anniversary gift from Mr. Iknead. We’re renewing our vows next week with son in law Clefton officiating. Thirty-five years and he’s still my best friend. (I’m leaving out the lover stuff because it grosses the kids out.) He’s getting better at his gift giving, but he still needs more practice ;). I saw this when we went to get our wedding rings cleaned and resized, and I loved it. I never dreamed I’d have it on my finger! I can’t stop admiring it!
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