The winners of my first blog contest as chosen by Mr. Larj from the singing bowl are…
Thanks to everyone who signed up!! This was fun! I have a feeling I’ll be doing more of these in the future and I hope that some of the new posters continue to drop in 😉
On to knitting, I am making progress on Mr. Greenjeans. Of course not as quickly as I would like but I have had a few issues with my wrists and elbows this week. When I was working on jewelry last weekend, I did a lot of polishing at my buffing wheel and didn’t wear my wrist supports. Unfortunately I’ve been paying for it all week so I have had to limit myself to about an hour of knitting daily. I think it’s starting to look like a garment anyways which makes me happy, hopefully one that fits.
I also finished the cable eyelet socks. I’m pretty happy with the way they turned out. I like way the yarn feels on my feet but the true test will be in the wash.
Life in general? It looks like Chief came through his gastro-intestinal experiment unscathed. He doesn’t seem to have suffered any ill effects and his appetite is JUST fine.
Today is my dad’s 85th birthday. He was born prematurely in 1923. He only weighed in at about 3 and a half pounds. There weren’t any incubators then so they would put him in a basket on the open oven door so that the pilot light could keep him warm. He was a Marine during WWII and was there for the invasion of Iwo Jima. He worked primarily as a truck driver. Came through lung cancer and several bouts of CHF. Every time we thought “this is it” he managed to bounce back. I believe the key to his longevity is his laid back attitude. I hope I’ve inherited some of his better qualities.
Everyone have a great week!!