knitnana: April 2013

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ten on Tuesday

This week"s posr is 10 things I'm looking forward to in May<

1, - 10. Recovery from rotator cuff surgery! (Thank you for your prayers and good wishes!!)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Finally! Wearing O' The Green Gaenor is Finished!

I promised photos of Gaenor, blocked and I've been running 6 ways to Sunday getting to the point where I could breathe, let alone get her blocked. But last night, I managed.

So without further ado, I give you, the Wearin' O' the Green Gaenor with...

The Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow Corner! Yes, that's the solution we came to. My friend Anno, who I did NOT know when we went to high school together, but whom I have learned is every bit as much a passionate knitter as I (maybe more so) must be credited with this idea. She did have yarn that might have finished this shawl quite closely to the original yarn, but when she pulled out the Cherry Tree Hill mill end with the golds, yellows, purples, and russets? And suggested it might be the pot of gold? Well. You know I just had to try it.

I thought letting Karen model it as I intend to wear it would be a smart choice for a photo shoot:

My plan is to find a pin that is the POT of gold to adorn this. Remember, I don't wear green, so this will get exactly one wearing each year - on St. Patrick's Day. I think the Pot of Gold is a touch of genius!!

But I have to admit, I don't think The Tonk is too convinced, do you?

*wink*

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Problem Solved!!

I'll share the results next week (I hope). It's different... *wink*

Monday, April 15, 2013

Oh, I NEED Green!

Is there anyone with anything similar to this? I need so very little: 20-30 yards at most I'd say.

I bought this at Sock Summit - 2009 - and there was supposedly enough to make Gaenor, but there's not. I'm about at the end (it's a sideways knit) and I've got probably 3 repeats to go - getting smaller as I go. (sigh)

Help?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wow! He Let Me Drive!

It was fun, it was breezy (note the mussed hair in spite of the scarf?), but it was fun. And the little gray guy hugging the side mirror? That's Arthur Edward Armadillo. We adopted him last weekend as our mascot. He'll show up where you least expect him - at least, My Sweetheart was surprised when he realized I had him up to share the shot with me! *wink*

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Ten on Tuesday

I didn't participate last week because ten jokes? Ha! I barely know one. So this week? It's Ten Things You Always Bring on Vacation...and I'm late getting this published because I've been sick with a rotten sinus infection, so without further ado:

1. My Nook - with plenty of new and fun reading material.

2. My knitting. Usually that means one semi-challenging project, like a summer shawl, and at least one pair of socks or sometimes mittens, usually colorwork.

3. Sunscreen. Whether in the mountains or the beach (which I rarely go to), there will be a constant of sunscreen.

4. Epi-pen. Because you can't leave home without it, if you're allergic to bees, and I am.

5. A swimsuit or two. Primarily because there will be a pool, or a hot tub or best yet? BOTH!

6. My iPhone: Because it's my camera, my contact with friends via Facebook (yes, even on Vacation, and maybe especially so - I have time to enjoy sharing what's up with friends).

7. Birkenstock Sandals. What ELSE would one wear on vacation? This is presuming the vacation is in the warmer time of year, or going to a warmer climate, if not.

8. A HUGE sun hat. Along with the sunscreen, as I am determined to avoid skin cancer at all costs. My favorite is a extra-large brimmed hat that has rings of color from the tip of the brim to the top of the hat. I can wear it with ANYTHING!

9. My big straw knitting basket. Purple and navy it color-coordinates with most of my wardrobe, and holds everything I need for a day at the beach, a picnic in the mountains, or a 3-day jazz festival in Maymont Park in Richmond!

10. Hmm...I don't actually PACK this one, but it's what we will be packing ourselves into to enjoy the summer travels we'll be taking, my Sweetheart and me. It's what we went shopping for last weekend in a whirlwind trip around the state, buying the car in Yorktown, then trundling up to Richmond to show it off to Sweetheart's son, and then back to Central Virginia via Charlottesville. We did a bit of shopping along the way, too, but *gasp* I did NOT buy yarn.

Oh! I forgot to tell you what #10 IS:

(And yes, I'll also be bringing headscarves, because that baby is a vintage Honda del Sol, with a Targa top (which lifts out and stores neatly above the luggage in the trunk! A convertible!)

Namaste

I honor the place in you,

which is of love, truth, light, and peace.

When you are centered in that place in you,

and I am centered in that place in me,

we are one.

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