Tuesday, December 24, 2013
I am not surrounded by people as taken with online pen pals as I am, and the tech saviness of those closest to me leaves my internet presence without a god parent.
I'll have to think about this.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
20131006 Joseph's Coat
Originally uploaded by DFNoJunk
When the roses bloom and show such beauty, it's hard to imaging that anything could be wrong around here. But there are things wrong...
I'm old and colds knock me for a loop. I remember taking a decongestant and carrying on as if nothing was wrong. Now, taking high blood pressure medicines, there are many effective cold remedies of which I am warned off. I didn't read the labels too carefully, but I think I can take DayQuil and NyQuil, which taste so bad they make you want to avoid them.
My House representative, Doug LaMalfa, is a faithful spouter of the GOP party line, accusing Democrats and Obama of reluctance to negotiate. The Republicans are hung up on the Affordable Health Care Act. Dubbing it Obamacare, the Republicans have insisted partially dismantling or delaying the Affordable Care Act as part of their budget talks, which Democrats have resisted. In the meantime, while the boys and girls in the US government are shutting down, real people are being laid off, albeit temporarily, and one of my favorite parts of the USA, national parks system, is closed. And, let's not even talk about my retirement nest egg losing value daily.
Holiday gift knitting is progressing slowly.
Enough grumpiness for today. Hope you are having a better day than I.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
Current work in progressI have spent a long time - weeks - knitting a sweatshirt for me out of this yarn. That's weeks and weeks of stockinette with a few purls thrown in every 10 rows or so. Today I discovered I had knit a couple of rounds too many, so I made negative progress tonight.
|Ella Rae, Lace Merino DK, Charcoal #101|
At least I'm up to the arm pits, so I should be done by fall. This sweatshirt is driving me to other projects. I have socks on the needles, finished a sample for a class, and there is lace yarn from knitivity calling my name. I will persevere with the sweatshirt, or it will never get done.