Saturday, September 21, 2019

While They Play Football a Couple of Miles Away. . .

It's two sticks and a piece of string.  You have to stop and realize that occasionally.  And this is a simple slipped-stitch border.  Pretty.

I'm watching the Netflix show "Unbelievable," and although not everyone could --- or should --- watch it, I'm engrossed.  It's about how rape victims are treated in the wake of their attacks, and how two female detectives try to solve the cases.  Again, it's not for everybody, but its draw for me was the acting of Merritt Wever, Kaitlyn Dever and Toni Collette.  Merritt and Kaitlyn (Wever and Dever!) are two of my absolute favorite actresses.  Collette, of course, is always rather extraordinary.  I'm through 3 of the 8 episodes.

Lastly, I placed a Michaels online order for a couple of things my local store didn't have.  When the order came this week, there were also two cakes of Red Heart's It's A Wrap yarn.  I have no idea why I ordered two cakes of lace weight yarn, but something about it appealed to me.  And now that I have roughly 6 miles of the stuff, I have to figure out what it was.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Hi Notre Dame Nation

Every UGA home football game is a nightmare if you want to do anything other than go to the game.  This week, the opponent is Notre Dame, and things are CAH-RAY-ZEE.

I have lain in supplies for Tap, Madeleine, Riley and myself, and will be staying here, with no intention of moving, until late Sunday.
(An old photo, but the message holds.)

Sunday, September 15, 2019


The Simple Rectangle Shawl is done.
This could not be any easier to knit, and it really doesn't need blocking.  If I make another one (I mean when), I'll make it wider so that it isn't quite so short in the back.  Otherwise, thoroughly delighted with this.  It's a perfect pattern for unusual yarn.

Saturday, September 14, 2019


For practically anyone else, reading two good, interesting novels back-to-back would be no accomplishment whatsoever.  For me, though, just reading two novels in a row is an oddity.  

First, My Year of Rest and Relaxation.  As someone who loves any comfortable bed and sleeping therein, and also as someone whose worst symptom of depression is wanting to do nothing but stay in bed, a lot of this book was relatable.  Chiefly, though, it was well-written and immensely readable.

Right now, Before She Knew Him.  Well, 3/4 of  Before She Knew Him.  One marker for me deciding a book is good is how much I think about it when I'm not reading it.  Another is how vividly I can picture what's happening.  On both counts, this book is good..

Friday, September 13, 2019

Donation Information

In my Facebook feed this morning was a call from a migrant assistance organization in Maine, asking for handknits, particularly for infants.  I emptied out my Etsy shop and will be sending a package their way tomorrow.  If you'd like to help, you should be able to find all the info you need at their site.  Their address is:
Maine Access Migrant Network
237 Oxford Street
Suite 25-A
Portland, ME   04101


Wednesday, September 11, 2019


Have you ever celebrated Christmas in July?  Buddy Bridget ran a CiJ contest on her blog, and I won one day!!!  This is what came to me the other day:
Do any knitters ever actually have enough bags and/or pouches?  (No.)  Can we have too many really nice pattern books?  (No.)  Can we have enough tea?  (No.  Well, once it becomes cool enough to drink it.)

The Duck Store catalog came yesterday, the Knit Picks one today.  Nothing really sprung out at me, though their collection of tweed yarns is nice.  There are also several new animal-themed bags and pouches.  This might be my favorite:
They have an otter one that's very cute, too.

Moving along on the three shawls.  On a good streak reading-wise.  All obligations for the week taken care of.  Sleeping late tomorrow, here I come.

While They Play Football a Couple of Miles Away. . .

It's two sticks and a piece of string.  You have to stop and realize that occasionally.  And this is a simple slipped-stitch border. ...