Saturday, January 24, 2015


A finished pair of socks, in baby yarn.  I'm sort of enamored of them.

I found these Nativity scene buttons on eBay.  That's my palm they're lying in, so you can imagine how small they are.  I was tickled to find such a very different Nativity to add to my collection, but can't imagine exactly how they'd be used.

Thursday, January 22, 2015


For the last couple of months, Mortality has been ringing in my ears.  Just about everything I've done, seen, or thought about has been couched in the Not Much Time Left blanket.  I'm not sure why this is happening, but it is.  

Things that I would have shrugged off earlier in my life, I know see as pathetic, possibly stupid, and definitely a waste of precious time and energy.  I've run out of patience.  

Of course, every one of my emotions this week is chemically imbalanced because of being off my medication regimen.  But I was noticing Creeping Crotchetiness before I got sick.
And stay off my lawn!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Back At It

Things are just about back to normal here, healthwise.  I say "just about," because my body's refusal to keep anything inside for those couple of days meant I couldn't take my medications.  Which makes a much bigger, and far, far, far worse impact than it should.

Still, I did have some nice company while I was down.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

GI Woe

Both ends of my digestive tract declared war against me yesterday.  All day, and well into the night, I was wearing a path to and from the bathroom.

Today, I am sore from all the retching, and have what I know is a dehydration headache.  I've kept down saltines, but only eaten one at a time, very slowly, and at long intervals.  Hopefully, I'll feel better tomorrow.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Do A LIttle Dance, Get A Little Yarn. . .

Do you know how children's shows have little songs for different activities?  "Blue's Clues" had a mail time number, for example.  Each time one of these arrives, I do a kind of special song, I admit.

Today's yielded up quite a bounty:
Noro yarn AND Noro patterns.  Tea.  And an ingenious color grid to make coloration simpler.  Noro is my favoritest brand of yarn, and Noro patterns are delightful, but, as is often the case, one of the "little extras" in the package intrigues me most.  My decisions regarding colorwork aren't always the sharpest;  maybe this will help me develop an eye.

I am pleased with the color combo here:
Classic Elite "Mesa" cotton yarn, "Poplar Cowl" pattern from Ravelry.  This was fun to knit, for some reason.  I haven't deicded yet whether I'll put it in the etsy store or keep it for myself.

My friend, Camille, sent me Koigu and a cowl pattern from gotyarn? --- it arrived yesterday.  Spectacular, isn't it?  Camille is an angel.   I usually open the mail in the kitchen, and, after unpacking them, just laid these out on a counter to take the picture.  I didn't realize that the fork was there until later, but it kind of works, don't you think?

Next project?  I don't know.  Finn seems to be looking into one of my yarn bags for inspiration:

Thank all of you who responded to my post about Jo.  I've heard from her, and she's okay.  Ron's was a lengthy fight, and she sort of had time to "prepare."  Still, she says, she's in the "Anger" stage of grief, which is fully understandable.  Please continue to think about her.