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Friday, April 14, 2006

The last of the Easter amigurumi that I set out to make are finished!!!

I will be delivering this one to it's owner's mother this afternoon, who will then place it in the Easter basket on Sunday morning.

My right hand has begun to hurt some due to all of the crocheting I have doing lately. I think I need to take a break from it.

But, I have the two skeins of Mystery yarn that have been screaming out to me ever since I received them, so maybe I'll have to do one more before go to knitting again.

I have ordered some sock yarn and look forward to starting on some new socks!!!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

These are some of the gifts I received for my birthday a month ago, but wasn't able to post.The top picture is of two Japanese crochet books that my younger sister bought fro me when she was in Hawaii. They are both pretty cool. I love all of the motif patterns in the one on the right.
The second picture is of the presents I received from my wonderful friend, Lindsley. She sent me vintage glove and sock darners, as well as some lovely stationery.

My yopunger sister has picked out the shawl she wants me to knit her for her wedding in September. She picked the Aran Weight Victorian Lace Shawl from elann's free patterns. I think I'm going to knit it up in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. Unfortunately the yarn the pattern calls for that elann sells does not come in white.
So I'll get the yarn ordered and start to work!
I've just ordered a slew of sock yarn. I hope it comes in soon so I can knit up a pair for my husband and a pair for me before too long.
I'm working on the last of the Easter amigurumis. After this I think I'll be done with crochet for a little bit. I think I've over done it!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Poetry Monday

One of my favorite comedies is "The Pirates of Penzance" by Gilbert and Sullivan. The older I get, the more of the humor I get. It makes me laugh almost constantly. I've chosen a very small part of the operetta to post here. For those who are not familiar with the play, here is some background to lead you up to this excerpt. Fredierick was apprenticed to a group of pirates until he turned 21. He's now 21, left the pirates, and just come upon a group of young ladies. The first he has ever seen.
That is an obscenely short synopsis, but it will have to do. Just remember, he has never really been around young ladies. Here's how he tries to woo them.

Oh, is there not one maiden breast
Which does not feel the moral beauty
Of making worldly interest
Subordinate to sense of duty?
Who would not give up willingly
All matrimonial ambition,
To rescue such a one as I
From his unfortunate position?
From his position,
To rescue such a one as I
From his unfortunate position?

Oh, is there not one maiden here
Whose homely face and bad complexion
Have caused all hope to disappear
Of ever winning man’s affection?
To such an one, if such there be,
I swear by Heaven’s arch above you,
If you will cast your eyes on me,
However plain you be – I’ll love you!
However plain you be,
If you will cast your eyes on me,
However plain you be – I’ll love you,
I’ll love you, I’ll love, I’ll love you!

More Pirates of Penzance

Friday, April 07, 2006

Three of the four Easter critters are ready for a little Easter egg hunt today. I just finished them, and the party starts at 4:00. The fourth one will be finished in time to be included in his future owner's Easter basket. I've just got to decide what kind of critter to make!!!

Monday, April 03, 2006

For Poetry Monday:
(April's theme is Humorous)

Before I start the poem I have chosen, I must state that I do not smoke, dip, or chew. This poem just cracks me up every time I think about it.


Tobacco is a dirty weed:
I like it.
It satisfies no normal need:
I like it.
It makes you thin, it makes you lean,
It takes the hair right off your bean,
It's the worst darn stuff I've ever seen:
I like it.

Graham Lee Hemminger

The top is a picture ffrom the side porch of my husbad's grandmother's farm. That is where we spent most of our long weekend. (Remember you can click on them to see them in more detail!) The second picture was taken halfway through her fields. The clump of trees in the way back middle is where the house is. She is 97 years old and still lives on her 55 acres of land by herself. She rents the fields out. She cooked us up some fried oysters and oyster stew, and fried shad while we were there.
It's a truly quiet place. She is truly an amazing woman. We love being there and wish we could get there more often.

Wayne Newton's show last Thursday night in Fayetteville was great. He's an over the top guy that puts on an over the top show. You gotta love it.

I worked on several amigurumis over the weekend. I forgot to take the stuffing, though, so they are unfinished. I hope to get them all done by Friday. I've crocheted 2 1/2 out of the 4 that I want completed.