Thursday, July 30, 2009
I know some people will look down their noses and say "You must be a druggie", or "I can't believe you'd go to a dirty hippie event". Really, there were some of the nicest people there. There was a OD that occured Saturday/Sunday, but it was in the middle of the camping venue and all the drug action was in that area. We were on the very outside of the entire thing, and to be honest most of the kids offering us hard core drugs looked like they just walked out of an Abercrombie & Fitch ad. I was astounded!
Another thing I learned is that when you are one of the very few that does not imbibe in alcohol or drugs, the people who are tripping along in outer space come to you for a safe zone. They know that you are grounded to reality and can be a lifeline to them. Actually, DH explained this to me after the same kid kept returning to us time and time again. At least I could offer him support in a way.
I love going to outdoor concerts, whether they are a folk festival, music festival, or an outdoor concert on the 4th. Being outside with nature and music lets your inner child out. I intend on going to this show again, and maybe in a couple of years exposing the kids to it-but we'll be in a hotel and not camping around all the drug drama.
Not too much knitting went on, still working on the same old stuff. The Lilac Aeolian is worked on very fine soysilk yarn with seed beads. Thanks to DS for getting me a 0.65mm (yes, that's right-a 0.65mm) crochet hook to help with this. I had bought a 0.75mm, but that was still too big for 90% of the beads. It did help it go quicker than using a piece of beading wire as a hook, and I'm hoping to have this done soon to show everyone.
Monday, July 13, 2009
He's between the size of a quarter & half dollar. I'm not sure what kind of spider he is, other than he's big. If anyone has a guess as to what he is, I'd love to know.
I did get some knitting finished in between running back and forth to Home Depot & the doctors. First off, a half sock for someone who broke her leg:
This is knit in Boku by Plymouth yarns, 95% wool and 5% silk.Secondly, I got a present pair of socks done:
And a close up of the stitch pattern:
The pattern is Swirly Girl by Deby Lake from SWTC. The yarn is Tofutsies, which I love. I also did get the blocks baby blanket 95% completed, hopefully it will be done tonight.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I've spent the past few hours trying to figure out how to put this next statement:
To the news organizations who insist on replaying Paris Jackson's breakdown-STOP! It's so tormenting to see that little girl sobbing over the loss of her father at least 4 times every hour. I'm sad that he's gone too, but we have lost other great people recently as well. I didn't see this much coverage when Koko Taylor, Farrah Fawcet, or Ed McMahon died. I know that MJ was a great entertainer who gave the world much, but let the poor man & his family have peace. Just my little rant here.
Any who-GOTV here we come!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The yarn was Plymouth's Happy choices. Its knitted into a scarf of natural colored yarn, and then it's hand painted. You then have the choice of wearing it as a scarf or making something else out of it while unraveling the scarf at the same time. I picked it up at Pins & Needles. The yarn bloomed nicely after washing, but if I ever used it again I would probably wind it into a hank to get the kinks out first. Off to Cali they go!
While DH was hanging out with his sisters L & C, niece A & C's dog, a baby/adolecent squirrel decided to charge the dog. The dog promply grabbed the squirrel in it's mouth, bit down, and spit it out. The following is not a verbatum of the converstation, but you'll get the gist:
DH: " Guess the dog killed the squirrel. I've never seen something like that."
C & L: "It's not dead! It's still blinking!" (I'm guessing it was in it's death throwes.)
DH: "C-take A away. I'll take care of it." And he promptly dispatched of the squirrel.
Fast forward back to C's house. DH is now titled "Squirrel Killer". Ain't family grand?