Thursday, October 12, 2017

242: The Nightmare Highway of America


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242: The Nightmare Highway of America

New tea station at work set up by my department (of course).


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There will NOT be CFR this year.


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What's On My Hooks and Needles:

Mother Bear Project--the website, for info on making bears.

Finished:

Nope.

In Progress:

Zombie Socks: In the Deep Hue Sea yarn from The Yarnover Truck.



The Southwestern Entrelac Scarf--a few rows of love...

Knitting Group Scarf



AND...

The Gryffindor Vest
The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller. No, I have neither finished not forgotten this one...
Eleanor Scarf--spun from Eleanor's undercoat and knitted in my favored checkerboard pattern.

My LYS: Creative Ewe Studios

Dizzy Blondes: 
A gift from the boss's boss of very thin, unspun fiber ebing spun on the Akerworks spindle.

Strategy:

Breathing revisited.

Put a Lid On It:

Instant Pot heaven.

Find millions of recipes on FB and on Pinterest. I am gemmadw on Pinterest and I even have a board dedicated to the IP now.
Aw Shoot!

Sort of stuck in a holding pattern...

Something I Really Like:

The Iwatch.

Buy a prettier band on Amazon for far less than Apple will sell you one.

Blather:

Teaching a leftie how to knit...success! Stocking up on tea from Teavana, since it is going extinct. I spent 2 days at the PCIT conference at UCLA with my team. Improving the on-the-job culture at my job. The birthday tea party and the new tea cabinet in my department.

Calendar:

Dec 13-17: Anaheim for Evolutions Conference!

Eleanor hates the Instant Pot because I am paying so much attention to it, instead of to her. So she roosts on my spot on the old sofa to protest when I am using the pot.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

241: I Lost the Dealership


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The embroidery is rolling right along.

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What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:


Mother Bear Project--the website, for info on making bears.


Finished:

The Sunnybank (Pink Cascade) Socks



 Easter Egg Entrelac scarf--for Kristen for Yule.



In Progress:

Zombie Socks: New socks! And...same pic...

The Southwestern Entrelac Scarf


Knitting Group Scarf
The Gryffindor Vest
The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller. No, I have neither finished not forgotten this one...
Eleanor Scarf--spun from Eleanor's undercoat and knitted in my favored checkerboard pattern.

Also, Entre to Entrelac book.

My LYS: Creative Ewe Studios

Dizzy Blondes: 

Not much, really.

Strategy:

Taking Criticism 2: Expect surprises and give yourself a moment. Plan precise behavioral change.

Put a Lid On It:

Not much. Ignoring pomegranates. But we are getting an Instant Pot! I keep calling it the "Quick Pot". A multi-purpose pressure cooker.

Aw Shoot!

SOrt of stuck in a holding pattern...

Something I Really Like:

OBDII Port Reader--Buy it here. Then get a reading app for your phone to connect to the reader and interpret its results. Now you can determine why your Check Engine light came on without a dealership! EOBDfacile is the app I use on my iPhone.

Blather:

I started a knitting group at work! Meanwhile, I have now collected all the rare birds in PGo. A bit about Sunnybank this year. My scarf auctioned for $90. Cheated on the eclipse, but I do not really mind. Who knew how nice the Detroit airport is?

Fearless survived the loss of one of her 9 lives!




Calendar:

Dec 13-17: Anaheim for Evolutions Conference!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

240: it's Really 240


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240: It's Not 239

 Hunting the rare birds for Pokemon

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What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:

Mother Bear Project--the website, for info on making bears.

Finished:

Nancy's socks in Paton's!



Gray Dawn--another Collie scarf for the Terhune Sunnybank memorial



In Progress:

Easter Egg Entrelac scarf

The Southwestern Entrelac Scarf


The Pink Cascade Socks--first sock is done.  I am moving through stockinette on the second

The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller. No, I have neither finished not forgotten this one...

Or this one:

Eleanor Scarf--spun from Eleanor's undercoat and knitted in my favored checkerboard pattern.

Also, Entre to Entrelac book.

My LYS: Creative Ewe Studios

Dizzy Blondes: 

Planning to take the Spindolyn to Sunnybank to spin for the Collie folks there. Thinking of learning to needlefelt.

Planning the t-shirt quilt and the Pennsylvania Dutch pattern for some hand embroidery (fraktur). A bit about hexen as well.

A bit about how to make a t-shirt quilt.

Strategy:
Learn your financial patterns. And see the section below on Apps to manage money.


Put a Lid On It:
Fiesta Salsa and Jalapeño Salsa canning for the year. The 2-day method: one day to just run tomatoes through the mill, a second day to actually make the salsa.12 pounds of tomatoes made 17 cups of processed tomatoes. 13 pints total between the 2 types of salsas.

My favorite books:

The Joy of Pickling
The Ball Book of Preserving Foods
The Joy of Cooking
The Perfect Scoop

Aw Shoot!
Daily 30 minutes on treadmill or elliptical to rebuild stamina. Hoping to get back to Running Dog podcast soon.

Something I Really Like:

Acorns and Clarity Money apps. My credit rating has gone way up since I started taking these 2 apps seriously.

Blather:
Chasing rare Pokémon birds with the Santa Clarita Valley group.

We are losing Teavana! OH NO!!!

Calendar:

August 18-21, 2017: Sunnybank again--northern new Jersey
Dec 13-17: Anaheim for Evolutions Conference!













Sunday, July 23, 2017

239: Hot Summer Days


 

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