Thursday, February 13, 2014

Since Last Time

Here are just a few of the things that have happened since my last post. They are more or less chronological.

1. I went the the annual Newport Spin-In and made lots of progress on my spindle (from last year's Tour de Fleece).

Dicentra 60/20/20 Merino/Yak/Silk in Strong Hearts on Turkish spindle
2. And while I was there I bought a bit of fiber.

Top: Baby Alpaca
Bottom: Blended Art Batt misc fibers
3. I wore a hole into a pair of my hand knit socks. I'm still deciding whether or not to darn them.

Sock heel woes
4. I made pecan & craisin granola and it's FANTASTIC!!! It's crunchy and it stays crunchy for a while in yogurt.

America's Test Kitchen recipe
5. We had 11-12 inches of snow in 2 days, and it hung around for a while.

Poor tree couldn't take it

6. I hung up a bunch of my photographs finally (on two different walls)

Framed prints and vintage cameras
Canvas prints
7. I'm making wicked progress on all 3 of my WIP Dancing entries for the Ravellenic games. Here's my Pippin socks.

Pipping in MadTosh

8. My truck broke and had to be towed to the mechanic.

Poor Little Red

9. The truck got fixed, but she didn't come home. Instead, I now drive this.

I'm so in love

10. There's a big surprise in store for Westley tomorrow. That will be the subject of my next post.

"You will pay attention to me. NOW!"

Monday, January 27, 2014

I Didn't Even Look

I don't know when the last post to this blog was. I have a vague recollection that it involved county fair results.

The truth is I haven't been up to all that much. In the middle of August My right wrist landed in an immobilization brace, and I'm still wearing it as I type this. I had surgery almost 3 weeks ago to correct the problem so I am (finally) getting better, but overall my productivity has been low, typing has been painful and slow, and I've been more than a little depressed. I have been spending more time with my photography, but even that has been slow since somedays it just hurts too much to hold the camera.

I did think about blogging several times, but using the computer is painful and I still have graduate school going on, so I had to budget my computer time and the blog routinely lost. I am keen to get back to regular blogging (I know, you've read that here before and it's not come to anything). I think the blog would be an important part of my self-care routine, especially as I move into the research part of my PhD studies. So I've decided to set aside a particular time each week to blog. There may or may not be pictures each week, and some posts will be shorter than others, but I'm going to make a real effort.

Today, I'm going to leave you with pictures of the last computer cover I made before I became imprisoned. It's my favorite, and I get lots of compliments when I'm out and about with it. The denim outer fabric was from a curtain I got for very cheap at Goodwill. I cut the pocket off the bottom so that the hem of the curtain was the top finishing of the pocket.