Monday, May 11, 2020

In-Between Days

Last week... 

I'll just blame it on the migraine. Not much in the way of knitting got done. (Although, blaming it on the migraine doesn't explain what I didn't do Monday through Thursday when I was migraine-free.) 

I started a couple more masks. I found patterns for two new projects. And I continued to work on the baby blanket... 


What baby blanket? Yeah, I haven't mentioned it before, primarily because it's new. 

My landlady saw my SIL's scarf, and she really liked the colors of the yarn. One of her grandchildren is having a baby (due in July), and she asked me to make a baby blanket. (This will be her 9th? 11th? great-grandchild. I've lost track.) So, she got me the yarn and I made her choose a stitch pattern. 

It's coming along... 

When I went outside to photograph my work thus far, I caught the turtles out sunning themselves... 


I think they have the right idea. Happy Monday.

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  1. Sometimes you just need to rest. At least that's the excuse I go with when I do nothing on days I'm feeling fine and could be doing something.

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    1. And if I had given myself permission to do nothing on the day I wanted to, I probably would have headed off the migraine. 20/20 hindsight...

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  2. You're in demand.
    That's a lot of turtles. Cool you live near a pond.

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    1. When I've got nothing in the way of knitting, it's time to photograph the wildlife :)

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  4. That's a lot of great grandchildren. She might not even be able to keep track of them all.

    I love the turtles! I want to go pet them!

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  5. Congratulations to her and the family. What a nice gift - beautiful colors. And those turtles are fabulous. Nice find.

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    1. The turtles aren't hard to find when the weather's nice.

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  6. It was difficult to see the turtles at first, but when I did I smiled. Heads lifted, love turtles.

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    1. That was as close as a dared get. They tend to scatter when people get too close.

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  7. I also caught some sun rays today.

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  8. I think I went outside at the start of the day. It was chilly nearly all day today.

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  9. I always wonder how the turtles manage to clamber up on some of the rocks and logs I see them sunning on. The ones in your photo look like they found an easy one to get to though!

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  10. Migraine can be awful.
    Glad to see you have new orders :-)
    Nice photo of the turtles!

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  11. The weird stop-and-go pattern of the weather brings on more migraines. Love your handiwork and the photo of the sunning turtles.

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    1. Alas, I can't blame the migraine on the weather. It turned a couple days after I was over it.

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  12. Love your mask! I can’t wait to see the baby blanket and wow to this lady being a great grandmom many times over. Here, we have had snow but, thankfully, nothing has stayed.

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  13. That’s funny Liz, 😁 I betcha those sun turtles are happy. Great progress with the kit

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  14. Lovely turtle picture. Oh, if only we could have sun AND no wind AND some warmth. At the same time. I would soak it all up. And I am making progress on my WIP blanket while I am cold. BTW, I like the color on your latest work.

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    1. That colorway is pretty popular, especially among people I know.

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  15. I love seeing what you're making and what a compliment that someone saw something you made and had her own special request. That speaks to your talent and that is awesome. :)
    I wish there was somewhere around here that had turtles just out n' about. I miss them. Lots of them in Michigan.

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    1. It helps that we live right on a man-made pond.

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  16. I hope you're migraine free now. I'm looking forward to seeing your masks. I'm trying to crochet some again. My dad hates the cloth/elastic masks, but has agreed to wear it if I make him crochet masks.

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    1. I posted a pic last week. I didn't want to rehash, so I left it out this week.

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  17. Great, a new project ;) Cute turtles

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