Sometimes it's the little things that give me a giggle. Like this subject line.
Last night I was checking my blog statistics when I saw that someone did a google search for "bunny slippers in commercial salad Canadian" and got a link to my blog. There have been other odd searches that lead people to my blog but this one did give me a giggle. hehe And of course now when I do the search on Google, it doesn't show a link to my blog at all - at least not in the first several pages. I guess these things change!
So it's a random day. I probably won't even have a picture. Move on if all you want is pretty babies (Daddy!).
I'm about half done with the very large furry blueish feather and fan Triada that I'm making as my first Lonesome skein project. Apparently the pattern suggests a much lighter weight mohair yarn than I'm using because the actual pattern stitch and method made a very thick and heavy Triada with this yarn. Okay, plus I couldn't figure out the fisherman's rib stitch that was being described in the pattern. This yarn has long thick mohair fluff that makes repeated frogging of the first ten yards of yarn very tiresome. Good thing the frogging is over - I really like how it's coming out and size 15 needles really makes the thing zoom!!
I am the only sock knitter
on the planet I know who has not joined Lolly's Socktoberfest. It's the lowest possible commitment of participation that could be expected EVER - but I'm not doing it. I'm still knitting socks. It's October. October is nearly 2/3 over. I'm not joining - I don't even think I still could if I change my mind.
My Feather and Fan enjoyment is so great at the moment that I'm thinking of spinning the rest of Ivy's soft-as-a-lamb wool .... possibly adding some angora to the carding process .... and knitting it into a beautiful gray feather and fan scarf for myself. *GASP* Another knit for myself?? I'd like to do that soon as part of the Dye-Spin-Knit'along except that it wouldn't involve any dyeing. One of the straps on my "first handspun" project bag is made exclusively from Ivy's wool and it is THE SOFTEST THING IN THE WORLD. I can't imagine how luxurious a scarf would be from this wool.
I'm wanting to make a cabled scarf for my son for Christmas - in an awesome aran braid pattern I've recently acquired. But I'm really having a hard time deciding what yarn to use. I want it to be black or gray, and maybe.... just maybe... cashmere from ColourmartUK or School Products. Just a little *thinking out loud* going on here.... what do ya'll think? Would that be a good yarn to use? It wouldn't be too expensive if I got the yarn on cones from one of those two places, right? Would cashmere bloom too much and cover up some of the cable definition that is part of the point of MAKING an aran braid?? Maybe this is not the best yarn choice for the type of knitting, hm? Advise me oh wise and experienced knitters. :)
I have at least 2.5 million things to do before the big kids arrive. I'm almost finished messing with the school enrollment marathon. Looks like elementary and junior high are the easiest and high school has been the most complicated. I don't know why, it just has been. Thank goodness we have a little time to get it together - hopefully Benny won't have to miss any school for it. He will be starting boys basketball practice the 2nd week of November so there will be a nice little break from athletics for a few weeks to start getting used to school, home, etc. The kids are all excited about the upcoming move. So far..... it seems.... things aren't so great at their dad's during this two weeks. I was kind of worried about that. X and stepmother haven't had any kind of opportunity for a "cooling off" period after the hearing date/mediation. They're angry and upset - they now know the children have been talking to people (counselors at school) about them for quite some time - they're humiliated - emotional - you name it. And they blame every last bit of it on me. So they're taking it out on the kids it seems. I'll just be glad when they arrive here safely. We have a lot to catch up on.
Our dear friend Margene (and her handsome Smith) are flying to Norma's today. They'll descend on the greatness known as "Rhinebeck" in a few days. I know it'll be a giant hug-fest. hehe I hope everyone in attendance has a fun safe time. Heaven knows it'll be full of the typical wool and yarn and spinning wheels and stuff as well as weather anomalies like freezing and steaming the attendees all at the same time. hehe Everybody have fun and come home safely to tell about all of your adventures!!!
This makes me think of an email I got today from Susie (aka noethsusieq - Susie if you have a blog please let me know so I can link you!) passing along a link to the YouTube video about the Free Hugs Campaign. I am generally not a clicker. This is the first and only YouTube video I've seen! I do not click on most links. I do not generally like or appreciate receiving chain letter kind of things because they're virtally all fake. But I clicked on this. Y'all, it made me cry. It's an awesome production and definitely be sure to keep your sound on for the great music if you decide to click on this link. As someone who is not a clicker, I highly recommend this one. :) Clicking on this picture automatically starts the 3 1/2 minute video in the space below and does not open a new window.