Saturday, November 22, 2008

Another Rainbow Hug

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DIL called last night requesting a scarf for Youngest Grandson. I suggested a neckwarmer (what EZ and us ancient folk called Dickies). So I got the ribbing finished, 3 inches that can be folded down, marked the increase points and have done a couple rounds. I did a round of plain st st at 1.5 inches to create a fold line. No particular pattern...I CO 80 sts, 2x2 ribbing increase at four equally spaced points around the ribbing and hope for the best! Same number of increases per round as a raglan sweater so it should work just fine. I do love how the colors swirl around!

Worked on my sweater, too, while visiting with my BFF, F, over coffee and while watching a good, little known movie called The Island on Bird Street, an autobiographical movie based on the children's book by the same name. It's a good knitting read, with not too much drama to make one drop sts!

I want some! Iris says there's lots of it in Virginia!
And JustJoan has some, too.

Is your cat plotting to kill you?

Google and Life Magazine have joined together to create some pretty fantastic photo galleries. Check out the knitting one.

Keeping the "We" in "Yes, We Can!"

Here's something we all can do! An internet food drive. See what Cocoa Daisy has organized! The amazing prizes are geared mostly towards scrapbookers. It's a good cause. Think about helping, then do it!

In a field one summer’s day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.

“Why not come and chat with me,” said the Grasshopper, “instead of toiling and moiling in that way?”

“I am helping to lay up food for the winter,” said the Ant, “and recommend you to do the same.”

“Why bother about winter?” said the Grasshopper; we have got plenty of food at present.” But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil. When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer. Then the Grasshopper knew:

It is best to prepare for the days of necessity.

What we can do to help. Yes, We Can.

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