Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Ten On Tuesday- 10 Things You Did This Weekend

It wasn't a 3 day weekend for us, that was the weekend before. The May two-four. Victoria Day.

1. We painted the office/4th bedroom, in a colour called Blue Nova. Deep blue with a hint of violet.
2. Made food- the usual.
3. Purchased some tomato plants at Home Depot.
4. Watched Coronation Street- I do this every weekend.
5. Spun and plied some yarn, merino batts.
6. Reorganized my bookshelf- see number 1.
7. Went to see the kiddo and played with Tucker.
8. Hung some laundry on the line.
9. Read the paper and did the crossword.
10. Watched a movie - The L-Shaped Room with Leslie Caron.

All in all, a pretty usual weekend.  And the kittens....

......let us not forget the kittens.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ten On Tuesday- 10 Things You Would Bring On A Picnic

  Does anyone go on picnics anymore?  The last time I did the kids were little and we had KFC, which they adored, for some reason.  I like it cold, but haven't eaten it in a while- too greasy and salty. I'm on a new food regime- more veggies, more healthy stuff.  It sounds boring, but it's not- I actually look forward to making meals now- and feel better for it.

Okay- onto the list.

1. THIS- I made it yesterday and it was fantastic.
2. Probably cold chicken of some sort.
3. Fresh strawberries.
4. Those Blackfriar plums when they are in season.
5. Knitting
6. Sunblock
7. An old quilt.
8. Diet Dr. Pepper (once in a while I have pop)
9.Probably a bag of Kettle chips (Honey Dijon)
10. Disposable plates and stuff. I hate bringing home dishes to wash. Ick.

In other news.......
I finished this Cameo shawl- the second one I've made from handspun.

I picked some Lily of the Valley- it's one of those flowers that I like the scent of as a flower, but it doesn't translate artificially- like roses.  If it isn't from the fresh flower it smells like a funeral home, sort of putrid.

And, for some odd reason, Howard likes fresh water, but in order to drink it, he has to stick his paw in the dish and spill it on the floor first.  I've had to put 2 bowls of food out because Valentino was growling at Howard if he hogged the Iams.

Cats, eh?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ten On Tuesday- 10 Favorite TV Moms

Eddie Haskell: Wally, if your dumb brother tags along, I'm gonna - oh, good afternoon, Mrs. Cleaver. I was just telling Wallace how pleasant it would be for Theodore to accompany us to the movies. 
1. I don't think there was ever a better TV Mom than June Cleaver, with her pearls and hair done while she did her housework. The formal evening meals in the dining room, her cute little hats.  And her interactions with the smarmy Eddie Haskell.
2. Lily Munster, who was really just a normal mom, with Frankenstein for a husband, and a coffin lining cape.
 And Eddie Munster, with his woof-woof doll.
3.Laurie Petrie, on Dick Van Dyke, especially when she danced.
 4. I would have said Carol Brady, but I didn't like her.
5. Ditto Anne Romano, aka Bonnie Franklin. Loathed her.
6. Betty Draper, on Mad Men, for her underlying evil, which makes her an interesting character.
7. Maude, aka Bea Arthur- she epitomized the partying seventies mom.
8. On the other side, Edith Bunker, the ditzy, long suffering wife on All In The Family.
9. In case you get the impression I live in the '60's, I did like Thirtysomething, and Hope and Nancy were interesting as the moms.
10. Last and not least, one of my all-time favorites, Edina Monsoon. If you haven't ever watched Absolutely Fabulous, it's hysterical.

 Fleece out, Sweeties.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ten On Tuesday- Ten Reasons Why You Knit

 Well, since last week, my back problems have flared up again, no doubt from bad posture and sitting in one spot for too long- that is bad news for us knitters isn't it? Worse for spinners, who want to indulge in marathon sessions.  I also, with the generous help of my sister, got most of the backyard cleaned up, and I've decided not to go crazy buying annuals and things- just a few planters for the urns.  There are lots of perennials and FC wants to install a fence so it will get trampled on anyway.

Yesterday I took a road trip with The Raging Success to Michigan, because he needed to get a driveshaft for his truck, so hey, I'm up for that.  Well, after a few hours sitting I was pretty sore- but I'm seeing the doctor later today.  Had a great day otherwise.

Now, back to business:

1. I knit so I don't kill people.
2. I LOVE wool- even the raw sheepy smells.
3. I can't imagine what people who don't knit do with themselves.
4. So many new designers and patterns, it's mind boggling.
5. I have made some of my best friends through knitting.
6. I plan trips around fiber festivals and wool shops.
7. I've been taught by a fantastic teacher, and have returned the favour by teaching others.
8. Knitters, are, on the whole, nice people.
9. I love the cameraderie, the getting together and being inspired by others. Ravelry rocks.
10. I would save my stash if my house went on fire, before my jewelery.

A crappy picture of my sock in progress.
Finishing a Cameo shawl for a gift.....

Valentino taking up Kitten Chow's squirrel watching post....
...and Howard is pretending to ignore my Norfolk pine, and not quite succeeding.

Fleece out.