(WHAT!? Don’t you live The Life With Cheese? Sheesh. You don’t know what you’re missing…)
This is what it looks like outside my front door.
We’ve had a few days of blissful sunshine, where Nicholas and I went on walks where I dared to let my knees be bare. Apparently, however, Winter is still trying to snow on our parade. Even Buddy, who loves snowdrifts with a snuffly passion, has not wanted to do more than a couple of quick potty runs today.
A little “Thank You” pattern for all of you!
I’ve showed you photos of my super-easy, super-warm, all-stockinette socks in prior posts:
I’ve finally uploaded the pattern PDF into Ravelry!
And: It’s free. Just a little giftie from me to you, to say thank you for being the awesome readers you are.
It’s such a basic, ordinary pattern that I bet eleventy billion other knitters have made socks more or less exactly like these (only in less kick-ass yarn than the Indigodragonfly MCN I used). It’s not “my” pattern, it’s an unvented pattern out of the common knitterly unconscious, if you will. But since not everyone can channel the common knitterly unconscious (and I must say, it gets pretty wild and woolly in there at times), here it is.
Because everyone deserves to have warm toes and a good pair of thick socks.
More beautiful handspun
I got this charming notecard in the mail the other day from Melanie (teabird on Ravelry):
Inside was some absolutely glorious handspun yarn Melanie had sent for the Prayer Flag project.
When she received the fibre, it was nameless, as it arrived in Melanie’s mail as cushioning for her new lovely purpleheart Golding spindle. But it’s not nameless any longer. It’s called Tikkun Olam, after the prayer she prayed as she spun the yarn: “Heal the world.” Here’s Melanie’s own story about the yarn on her blog.
I’ve been making more squares and hexagons; I just realized I haven’t taken more photos yet, so I’ll do that next post so I can include a photo of what the Tikkun Olam knits up into.
More information about the prayer flag project is here, including where to send yarn if you would like to contribute.
I like the blog’s new Spring look very much. However, I miss the cute & adorable picture of Sandi. Please put it back. Thank you.
I live to serve. Photo back where it belongs. (Totally cracked me up; thanks, Donna!)
I just spent the last bit of time writing; when I got called away, I hit save, like a good girl. When I came back, the blog entry had been replaced by a login screen. “Huh,” thought I, and dutifully logged back into the blog software.
All today’s writing? Gone. Gonity-gone-gone-gonzo. I fiddled and clicked and swore and thought uncomplimentary things at the various possibly involved parties, and still, my blog entry continued to end right after the prayer flag update section.
It wasn’t the most eloquent thing ever written, but I’d written it, and I’d worked on it, and OH RATS. Pooh. Bother.
I want to find a way to call someone the worst name I can think of, just so I can feel better. Unfortunately, I am feeling a bit punchy after sitting here trying to write and then salvage what I had written, so the worst epithet I can come up with is something my mother used to taunt her schoolmates with back in her 1950’s childhood. When she taught this Bad Name to me and my sisters, she said that at the time, it was the worst name any schoolchild could think of calling someone. My sisters and I eagerly leaned forward to hear this juicy, forbidden tidbit of cursing history. Mom, too, leaned forward, and in a lowered voice, said:
I don’t think there’s anything left to say after that, is there?
A “bubblehead” is Navy slang for a sailor who has served aboard a submarine. (Somehow, I don’t think this eliminates any of the mysterious power conveyed by the above curse.)
Listed in thesaurus.com as synonyms for “evil-smelling”:
Main Entry: rancid
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: rotten, strong-smelling
Synonyms: bad, carious, contaminated, curdled,decomposing, disagreeable, disgusting,
evil-smelling, feculent, fetid, foul, frowzy, fusty,gamy, high, impure, loathsome,
malodorous,moldy, musty, nasty, nidorous, noisome,noxious, off, offensive, olid,
polluted,putrefactive, putrefied, putrescent, putrid, rank,reeky, repulsive, sharp,
smelly, sour, soured,stale, stinking, strong, tainted, turned,unhealthy, whiffy
The Category is: “Sometimes I post food links because it’s what I really want Right Now.” The Answer: Cupcake Fondue.
I just spent ten entire minutes searching for a cupcake photo. I had to yell for Nicholas to come and get me before I fell into Google.