Sunday, November 18, 2018

Petrified, I Tell Ya

Be afraid; be very afraid.  When we're talking about knitting sweaters next year, I should be afraid.  I have last year's NaKniSweMo sweater sitting around here with probably less than three inches of it knit hoping it will have its time.  And, if I'm being sensible about this, it should.  But, hey, friends on the internet bullying encouraging us to knit sweaters next year is not the time for being sensible.  

I think I'm supposed to blame Cheryl for this adventure, but Squish is upping the crazy for me.  She reminded us of the Less is More pattern from Amy.  I kind of feel like this is my kind of crazy and that I should do it.  I also feel like it might be a terrible idea, and I should do it.  I also feel like it is too complicated for me, and I won't be able to do it, but I'm also having some trouble concentrating right now, so perfect time to sign up, eh?           

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Making Good Use of My Time

We went to go see the new movie, Fantastic Beasts:  The Crimes of Grindelwald today.  We liked it, but probably need to see it another time or three.  Also, why can't the next movie be here now, because we have questions.  Follow up question, why isn't there a book for us to have already read?

I won't bother to ask why the popcorn and drinks are so expensive.  We enjoyed the movie and had a nice time, and that makes it all worth it to me.  I hope you did something nice with your Saturday.    

Friday, November 16, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018


We've been out in the world, far from home, but we are back now.  It was a pretty good trip, if I do say so myself.  The only thing I missed while I packed was a pencil sharpener, and that bothered me much more than it should have, but that's just me.  We won't even think about the ways that I overpacked.  

We had a relatively laid-back adventure, but it still took a lot out of us.  Now there is laundry, unpacking, and Thanksgiving prep.  Also, and quite importantly, it seems we're all well enough to go get out flu shots!  So, fingers crossed for us that we can cross this very important healthcare to-do off our list!  

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Desperate, but not that Desperate

It's the last night of the trip.  I finished the last bits of knitting I planned to complete, and I cannot sleep.  The son is snoring on the couch, and Bruce's PLMD is really going.  So, here I sit, listening to and watching them while I try to figure out what to do.  
I can hear a bit of rustling from the knitting bag, a crying out for attention, if you will.  I'm tempted--I could be making good use of my sleeplessness, and it is getting colder.  Those mittens will have their time, but the middle of the night, knit by headlamp while everyone else sleeps is not that time.  I'm just going to eat clearance Halloween candy, listen to podcasts, and maybe scroll twitter.  Don't judge me.   

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


I like these little sheep so much, that it could make me question why I didn't get the pattern sooner.  However, things can work out in their own time, and my not having it let me receive it as a gift.  Anyway, when I sat down to knit these, I decided to go for a colorful flock to start.  
While I did pack well with my knitting for this trip, little sheep ended up being the sum total of my knitting.  One of these has magnets inside and will be surruptitiously placed on the side of the son's refrigerator as we leave.  I wonder how long it will take him to notice it.  Last year I left the small, magnetic, knit turkey in the cupholder in his car as we left, and even though we clued him in to its being and location, it is still in the car.

Monday, November 12, 2018

UM...You Might Want to Look Away

I hadn't played in a while, but it seemed like a good idea to give it a go. I might have been wrong.
  1. Notification :: Text
  2. Vote :: Early and Often
  3. Simmer :: Boil
  4. Biology :: Chemistry
  5. Constant :: Companion
  6. Nail :: Polish
  7. Filter :: None
  8. Curls :: Natural
  9. Sensation :: New
  10. Strap :: On