This week just won't quit. So I'm glad I have Lulu to take my mind off of my insignificant worries.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Last week was an avalanche of challenges. Fortunately I escaped unscathed.
People My Age Need More Naps!
Posted by Joe Wilcox at 10:48 AM
Thursday, August 21, 2014
I was all excited about blogging today so I could show off all the work I've finished on the sleeveless cardigan I'm making for Thaddeus' Aunt Dorothy.
Then This Happened
Posted by Joe Wilcox at 9:32 AM
Monday, August 18, 2014
I had the opportunity to meet up with Marilyn, the infamous Knitting Curmudgeon and her daughter, Jenn at Twist Knitting and Spinning.
Yarn Shopping Enhanced
Posted by Joe Wilcox at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
On both of my knitting projects, I've made it past the ribbing section and they're both flying along.
On The DownhillI consider easy knitting to have a few components:
- I don't have to look down at my knitting - if I can watch a dialogue-intensive movie with subtitles and keep up a decent pace of knitting...that's easy knitting.
- I can seemingly knit for hours without physical discomfort - with ribbing, the constant back and forth of the the feed-yarn makes my wrist and/or shoulder hurt after a while, whereas simple knitting or knitting one side, purling the other, my body can do comfortably for a long time.
- If I doze off during knitting it won't mess up any patterning. Thaddeus has seen me snore and knit simultaneously and when that happens, I'm more often than not un-knitting at least a few stitches to re-establish whatever stitch pattern I'm working on.
- Requires not color changes and untangling of multiple strands of yarn.
- Can be done with a cat lying on half the project.
Current ReadingI just finished reading The Orenda by Joseph Boyden, and I can recommend it highly.
The story of a French missionary's voyage into the Great Lakes area during the early European settlement of North America as seen from his point of view, a native American warrior and tribal leader's viewpoint, and his captured/adopted daughter's viewpoint. The story is great, the writing is fantastic and I was glad to have gotten to read this.
I've just started reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami and Jay Rubin and so far, I'm quite pleased. It's nice having friends that know what kind of books to recommend to me.
Posted by Joe Wilcox at 1:09 PM
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Throughout the years, I have always met a lot of knitters that just don't like to purl.
Not Sure Why
Posted by Joe Wilcox at 8:39 AM
Monday, August 04, 2014
My work had me traveling almost every week for about 15 years straight (so to speak). It's been shocking how easily I've adapted to working at home over the last 8 months.
You Can Never Go Back
Posted by Joe Wilcox at 9:12 AM