Tuesday, June 28, 2016

As We Bid June Farewell

Kathy gives us some things to ponder.

*Where do you keep your favorite old patterns? 
My paper patterns are in file folder organizers.  All my mother's patterns are in the big cardboard box she used to store them.  

*When was the last time you got to bottle feed a baby?
A couple of years ago at an LYS event.  The mother wasn't getting any time to knit, so I offered to help.

*What knitting will you pick up and enjoy today?
My next Blankapalooza square.

*Can you do a flip turn? 
Don't even know how to swim. . .

*You just won a raffle. 
What's your pick? 
*Craftsy on line class?
*Independent yarn dyers sock yarn?
*mystery yarny gifts in a wrapped box?
Oh, the mystery box!  I'm a sucker for mystery boxes, grab bags --- all that sort of thing.

*You can photograph anything perfectly and show us on your blog tomorrow. 
What will it be?
Ocean waves at a beach. 

* Name a New knit website to check out please-
GnomeAcres.com.  It's technically a yarn site, but they do have a blog and a podcast.

*Name something you only drink in summer-
My beverage choices are the same year-round.

*You are give a new skill
Do you choose
a) talk to the animals
b) talk to the dead
c)talk on the radio and have your own show for a night
The animals.  There are too many people on the other side that I'd want to hear from, and I'd be afraid I'd run out of time.  I think animals would be almost infinitely interesting.

Monday, June 27, 2016

How Are You Feeling Today?

Are you feeling strong?

Or maybe you're "whatever" because it's Monday?

Maybe you hit the ground running this morning.

I just hope you're feeling creative, 

because today's Palooza prompt is

Let your needles, and your imagination, run free.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

New Around Here

Hannah's medical bills have come in.  All at once.  Seven of them.

I've been drinking Gatorade to negate as many of the heat-spawned headaches as possible, and today I tried a new flavor, Green Apple.
It reminds me of Jolly Rancher Green Apple candies, which is a very good thing.

As much as I like polishing my nails, taking polish off has always been a chore.  I recently found out about this:
It's peelable base coat.  So ingenious.  And it works beautifully --- sometimes a little too well.  I can look down and see that one nail is naked;  the polish has peeled right off.  I can't see myself ever being without this again.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Making Plans

I am beginning to think seriously about moving.  As in, spending hours on Trulia looking for houses, and clearing out cabinets and drawers.  Whenever, wherever I go, I'll be downsizing for sure, so I'm clearing for that and for a yard sale.  Besides, it has been blazingly hot all week, and staying/"working" inside in the air conditioning is infinitely preferable to even stepping outside and triggering a massive, crippling headache.

My first choice for a move is Chattanooga.  Nashville is a close, close second, though houses are more expensive there.  I'm also looking into Augusta and Savannah.  I want to be in, or very near, a city so that there's an airport handy.  (In case Briton and/or Hannah move far enough away that it will take a plane ride to visit them.)  My Ultimate of Ultimates, of course, is a beach house.  That just can't happen given my finances.  Both Augusta and Savannah get me nearer beaches, which is a "Pro" for each of them.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Summertime, and the Questions are Easy

Via Kathy, as usual on a June Monday.

*My neighbor's trumpet vine is in bloom. 
What's your preferencee? 
Butterflies or Hummingbirds?
We have gorgeous blue and black butterflies here, so I'll go with them.

*What's your preference?
Boxed water or bottled water?
(I just found this boxed water and I am crazy about it)
I'd never heard of boxed water before.  Progressive Chicago, huh?  Bottled, then, for me.

*For next to your skin softness, 
do you prefer 
angora, cashmere, alpaca, or acyrlic?
Alpaca.  Even though this one seems unhappy with my choice:

*Do you have an interchangeable needle set or do you  prefer the individual circs?
I did break down and buy a set of square interchangeables.  Not for the circleness, but for the shape of the needles.

*Do you prefer an alcoholic drink before, during or after your dinner?  
I don't drink often enough to have an answer!

*What cuts into your knitting time more, 
others in your home or your own wanderings on the internet? 
Oh, Internet.  Easy. 

*Would you rather have a snowstorm as in Blizzard, or a heatwave with violent thunderstorms. 
Snow, snow, snow!!  I've been through enough Southern heatwaves.

*You just won a all expenses paid trip to a Fiber Festival.
Would you go alone or try to bring a knit pal along? 
I'd bring someone along, and plan to meet up with friends there.

Thanks again, Kathy, for the fun questions!