09/52 : 2017

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I guess there is a reason why Canada is called the Great White North. All I can say is, March better go out like a lamb.

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I focused this week on using my big camera instead of relying only on my iPhone. It sure takes more time and effort to work with it. iPhones are so easy and portable, but nothing beats a good dslr for photography.

I also think I have an addiction to the Prisma app. It makes an ordinary photo so amazingly cool.

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This week I dusted off my spinning wheel, moved it into my craft room and started spinning. Oh my, how addictive spinning is! And so calming and peaceful. The perfect remedy to what’s going on in the news. The real news. The unbelievably real news. Every day brings new outrageous news. He (can’t bring myself to type his name) really is unhinged and needs to be removed. I have said before that I will be happy when I see him taken away in handcuffs. Now I’m thinking a straight jacket will be nice. Bigly nice. The Most Beautiful. The Best. It will make America Great Again.

Back to spinning!!! To get me back in the groove, I’m spinning 4 ounces of my last bit of Funky Carolina’s fibre. It’s Falkland and spins so easy and smooth. I decided to mash it up with some fibre I got from Taylored Farms last year, it’s a blend of merino, alpaca and silk noils. I will ply them together and get (hopefully) a pretty autumnal blend.

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set up, dusted, oiled and ready to spin!
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mashup of fibres
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fibre or cinnamon bun?

This week we went out to UBC, home of the above cinnamon bun, to listen to a talk by Robert Reich, former Labour Secretary under Clinton, worked in the administrations of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, interned for Robert Kennedy. He’s now an educator and author and absolutely wonderful to listen to speak about current events.

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Another Prisma photo. Can’t stop myself!

It serves us to listen to reasoned, calm, informed voices instead of inflammatory baseless outbursts of the insane and unhinged president and his merry band of deplorables.

“Go spin, Kathleen.”

“Okay!”

The rest of my week was taken up with treadmill walking since it was mostly raining here. I’ve been working on a few projects that are slogging along.

I’m having a lot of love for my ZickZack scarf. It’s about half way there and a great pick-me-up project. I’ll be sad when this one is done!

The Brain Hat is a project I’m really not enjoying and I just need to finish it! A long-time friend asked me to knit this for her for the March for Science and I agreed, not really thinking too much about the endless i-cord knitting and the sewing of the “brains” onto the hat. Bleah. It’s tedious.

“Just finish it, Kathleen.”

“Okay!”

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Flute practicing, reading, house cleaning rounds out the rest of the week. Same old routine.

Alright. I think it’s time to get back to my wheel now. Have a good week!

07/52 : 08/52 – 2017

Slight blip in posting here. But nothing a little mashup of the weeks won’t solve.

Despite a dusting of snow the other night/morning, it looks like Spring is on its way. Flowers, sunshine, new yarn… new yarn is a sign of spring, right?

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The boy reminding me I need to get spinning again.
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Snow on the mountains, ferry, blue skies in Edmonds
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Still slipping and sliding on our walks through the woods.
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Kate, Melissa, Julie, wearing our ponchos at Madrona Fibre Fest
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New Yarn, Spinning Fibre and New Mug!
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Snowdrops
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My favourite flower
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Crocuses at P&G Gardens
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Rainbow Tube Socks… done!
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And a new pair started…

That’s about all I can get together for this week… too much I want to do besides my computer and editing photos! Have a good week!

06/52 – 2017

Oh snow. Sigh. So beautiful, so cold, so hard to get around. Is there anything worse than another snowfall? That would be rain-sodden snow. Okay, it could be worse. The power could go out and I would lose the will to live. Fortunately our power has stayed on and the house is cozy. So no complaints about the weather from me! 😉

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I’ve been stuck inside treading on the mill, but yesterday it stopped raining so we decided to go for a walk to the library. It was very dicy. The path was an icy, goopy mess, so I stuck to the the outside of the path and hoofed it through the snow. But I didn’t fall this time so that’s a win!

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Activity Roundup:

Steps: 66,254

Stairs: 62 floors

Miles: 29.73

My view on the treadmill. Not so bad, but outside with fresh air is better!

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No crafty projects were finished this week, but I’ve been wearing my Hygge Booties around the house and they really are delightful. I’m already thinking I need a pair in a brighter colour for Spring.

New blinds finally! I love the windows uncovered and unfettered, but in the winter the sun blast through those windows and you need sunglasses to sit out there! So we finally bit the bullet and ordered and installed these. I love how I can still see out but tilt the blinding sun out of my eyes.

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I started back to flute lessons this week. I play regularly with a flute choir, but I seem to have lost my mojo with practicing, my technique is getting sloppier and it is time to get a kick-start again. I found a lovely young woman who guest conducted for us a few times and I think this will be just what I need! Practice, practice, practice now!

I tried a new recipe this week: Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese. Wow, love this!

Nevertheless, She Persisted! I love Elizabeth Warren and bravo to her for keeping up the fight! Meanwhile, the list of deplorable senators grows.

Comfort food, cozy kitty, yarn, home improvement, music and walking. My week. How was yours?

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