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Monday, November 26, 2007

  Monday Morning Mirth  

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If you are *lucky* enough to live in an area where there are parking garages with so many floors they rival the Sears Tower, you’ve probably lost your car.

I am notorious for this activity, maybe because I’m usually a bus rider and not a driver, maybe because I have a short attention span and am rushing rushing around.

Problem SOLVED!

I have to Salute! the builders of garages who now offer pattern recognition coupled with theme music in an attempt to Wake Us Up so we wanderers can remember where the H we parked the car.

This is what I saw leaving a garage the other day. The picture was accompanied by Kermit singing “It’s Not Easy Being Green”. ;p

What’s your favorite?


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Friday, November 23, 2007

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when Social Knitting Goes Bad

Whatcha gonna do when you need to knit, talk, and maybe eat??

After losing the good fight (repeatedly) of trying to knit things like lace in a group setting, one must soldier on with an easier project.

I give the wayTHumbsUp to this one: the Chevron Scarf.

IF you can keep the double skeins out of the Cool Whip (don’t ask), you are home free, slap happy and I guarantee you can chatter away WHILST KNITTING while eating while funning at your holiday table ;p

{sidebar: I’ve had to work the last couple of days and have been praying non-stop that today I do not have to do that Shopping Story! ayeEE. If you see me, give me a shout!}

BUT if you are fighting the good fight out there, HAPPY Hunting and I hope some cool yarn sneaks into your bags…


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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

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I am very big fan of Finishing As You Go.

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I am also a very big fan of using my steam iron to block things. I am 2/3’s of the way done with my Wensleydale Longhair yarn *Miss Dashwood* knitting patterns and was just too excited to NOT block out the border on the sleeves.

You can see my little sleeve ironing board on top of my regular sized ironing board. The little one was purchased at Target; the big one, picked from the alley behind my house ;p

I put the iron on the “Steam: Wool” setting and steamed out the entire sleeve. Then I pinned out the points of the lace at the border edge and give it a couple of blasts.

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