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I picked up Hocks

Yes, I did. I told you I’d been thinking about it. So, I picked it up for a few minutes this weekend, and I listened to some music (a little Hank Jr., a little steel drums) and I knit and missed The Clone, who still lived here when I started that little large-and-knit-with-tiny-yarn project.

And as I knit, I tried to memorize the way the needles and yarn felt in my hands for another little project I am working on, which is only tangentially related to knitting.

But the point is, I worked on Hocks. Finally.

A Worthy Compliment

Ok, this is a brag moment, I guess. But it made me feel so good, I just have to share. And it’s not really tooting my own horn, it’s reporting someone else tooting it for me. I was talking to That One today, and he said my knitting was art. I’d not really thought of it that way, but he explained why he thought it was so, and it made sense and I finally quit arguing with him and just said “thank you”.

It made me feel warm and fuzzy inside, I tell ya. The man does not hand out compliments lightly. He meant what he said. Now I have to look at weight loss creams for my ego. Just kidding. But he is liable to get a whole lot more knitted goodness from these hands of mine.

Mindless Internet Wandering

So, in spite of feeling like yesterday’s crap, I have managed to do some internet wandering today. Ha, are you any of you surprised? I didn’t think so.

Any, I was looking at these tiles, and thinking about mosaics. I’ve seen some pretty are pieces done with broken bathroom tiles and assorted glass. I bet you could even use subway tiles for them if you could find them in the right textures and colors. I’ve never made one myself, but the instructions seem pretty straightforward and uncomplicated: a little plaster of paris, a mold for the shape you want, and broken bits of this and that to make the picture or abstract design. The hardest part would probably be breaking the tiles!

I also saw a page on quilling today that was pretty neat. Have any of you ever done that? I don’t much think I’d have the patience for that, but it sire was pretty.

That Didn’t Work For Me

So, I said I was going to knit, but that didn’t work out for me. It’s not that I got all caught up in Diet pills fat burners, it’s just that I was so tired by the time I got the cleaning done, I just wanted to sit and do nothing. And I do mean absolutely nothing. No reading, no knitting, just sitting here clicking randomly from one site to another.

Do you ever have days like that? Weeks? Yeah, I figured as much.

And now I am sick, so as soon as do what I absolutely have to do today, I am going back to bed.

Today’s Plan

Today, I have a plan, and it includes a little knitting. I wanted needed to do quite a bit of housework, and some blogging and then I planned to hang out with the kids and knit while we watched a movie or something. I’m about half way through the housework I meant to do, and likewise half way through the blogging. A few more mundane things like sorting the games and dealing with car insurance and I can get on to the fun stuff.

Now, is it going to be the Clapotis? Or Hocks?

No Notes Needed

So, I went camping this past weekend. I won’t be getting any thank you cards for the knitting I did, mostly because I didn’t do any. I took it, sock yarn, needle, pattern on an index card, all in a pocket on my ruck. I also took a book.

Instead of knitting and reading, though, I cooked when I was hungry and slept when I was tired. And I spent a lot of time looking into a fire and thinking thoughts, sorting things out. It was the most fun I have had in months.

Can you feel it?

I don’t know how it feels where you are, but it’s definitely cooler in the mornings here. My kids are ready for long-sleeved school uniforms, and we have a jacket scramble every morning. And for me, that means I am thinking about finally finishing all those sweaters I have on the needles. Mostly the one in Dublin Tweed for me, lol. It’s okay to be selfish, right? Especially since the sweater in question has been sitting so long that I will have to search my own archives to figure out which pattern I was following. I know I have the front and back finished, so it only needs the sewing plus collar and sleeves. Easy peasy, right? Yep, if I can find the pattern.

I probably won’t get to that today. I’m going camping this weekend, so I need to get ready for that. It will be the last time I can take the kids out until next spring, though I may go myself between now and then. And, no, I don’t take sweater knitting when I go camping. It’s too big. I take socks or hats instead, but I may just take a book instead this time. We’ll see.

Pardon My Dust

I’m sorta remodeling. I am trying to do some stuff in the side by with coding, and I should have just installed a plugin. Plugins I understand, but coding for me is like trying to find an over the counter diet pill that works. You know how you just keep trying until you hit the magic? That’s me and code. I just keep trying until it works. Except that tonight, I am past tired, and I have a headache, and I am calling it done. I’ll try to fix it tomorrow. In the meantime, I’m sorry for the mess.

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