May 01, 2016 at 05:03PM    |    No Comments »

01 May 2016

I just can’t get over how over-the-top gorgeous the spring flowers are here. I’m still not at the place where I feel like the spectacular spring/summer/fall seasons make up for winter – although this last one wasn’t too bad – but days like this, they come close. Where I grew up, spring was a brief muddy period before the scorching heat set in, and fall was just brown and dusty. Summer’s heat is not to be spoken of, except in tones of fear and loathing. Here in Minnesota, spring is long and glorious and gorgeous, summer is mild and green, autumn is crisp and colorful (and full of dread). It’s a good place to be a tree-hugging dirt worshipper.

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May 01, 2016 at 05:00PM    |    No Comments »

01 May 2016

Three weeks off for a back injury, back to running today. Slow, painful, and disappointing, but it’s so ridiculously gorgeous outside that there were moments when I didn’t care.

Still enjoying the long-term effects of the body drama that started with a bad plantar fasciitis flare in August of 2013. There’ve been lots of ups and downs, with the best time being this past June. I’m in more pain than I was last month, but I guess I have to accept that this is a roller coaster and I’m not in control of when I get off.

  • Plantar fasciitis to torn tendon to surgery to muscle imbalance to chronic foot pain and lumbar dysfunction of unknown provenance.
  • Cortisone shots, orthotics, chiropractic, acupuncture, MRI, surgery, massage, XRay, physical therapy, NSAIDs, two new mattresses, weight loss.
  • Body weight exercises, yoga, running, biking.
  • One PCP, three podiatrists, two chiropractors, one surgeon, two acupuncturists, one massage therapist, two physical therapists.

But isn’t that a pretty tree?

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April 30, 2016 at 11:59PM    |    No Comments »

01 May 2016

Stash fluff! I dump everything out and reorganize at least once a year. Usually I’m set off when I reach a critical mass of random yarn lying about, but once because I saw a moth in the house and had to pet everyone to reassure them they were safe.

This year, Michael was adorable as per usual, and wanted me to wait until we could do it together. He took charge of updating my Rav notebook while I called out totals and relabled bins. The only thing that can make two hours of yarn reveling more fun, turns out, is a helpful assistant with a cute butt.

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April 30, 2016 at 12:45AM    |    No Comments »

30 Apr 2016

More delicious scraps for my sock yarn blanket from my friend Anne. Only fair, since it was her SYB that got me started on mine in the first place. I’m doing a Ten Stitch Twist instead of mitered squares, but I can still blame her, right?

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April 28, 2016 at 01:20PM    |    No Comments »

28 Apr 2016

Deciding how to meld two gradients for a wrap. I don’t actually have a pattern in mind, but I think I’ll go with the second option if the time ever comes. So much yarn, so little knitting time. And I have more “spare” time than anyone I know!

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April 26, 2016 at 09:59PM    |    No Comments »

26 Apr 2016

Michael had a hard day, so I brought him dinner instead of going to knitting. Then I spent an hour on Ravelry looking for patterns to go with this yarn, to keep the wool levels up in my blood.

Michael bought me three months of a Canadian yarn club for my birthday this year. Two skeins per month of a hand-dyed luxury fingering weight. Boy knows his stuff.

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April 25, 2016 at 10:07PM    |    No Comments »

25 Apr 2016

Prepping for a stash fluff this weekend, gathering up all the stuff that needs to be filed away.

Every year, I set at least two knitting goals, and one of them is always the same: Yarn outgo to be greater than yarn income. Last year I blew that goal out of the water – I knit a queen-size blanket, a pullover out of laceweight-held-double, and destashed quite a bit. I do not think I am going to do quite so well this year. I haven’t actually (for me) been knitting much, and as you can see I’ve not exactly been on a yarn diet, either.

Ah, well. Maybe I’ll just average 2015 and 2016 together and call it a win.

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