Thursday, August 28, 2014


Knitting: Voila! I've finished my kerchief, and had a go at blocking. I plan on posting the pattern (for free) by next week!

Reading: I would like to work on strengthening my Spanish skills so I checked out one of the smaller, simpler looking translated novels from the library, El Cuaderno de Noah (The Notebook.) I thought it was a good choice because mother bought me The Notebook a couple years ago and I never got around to reading it, so it's about time.

Linking up to Yarn Along...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Spin Cycle

"I'm feeling the world go round
It's spinning me upside down"

Dear New Grace...

The world is always turning.
Sometimes it can feel like you're trapped in a spin cycle,
in a crowded little laundromat,
getting pummeled with dirty laundry, 
choking on lint,
Trapped inside,
with no handle to find your way out.
Well I'm telling you right now-
when you get shoved in there,

Song-ography: I Really Want It, by A Great Big World

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

World Photo Day

"Self Portrait"

The Gallery 196: World Photo Day

Sticky Fingers Photo Gallery

This Little Space

At home with the family...

There are always flowers on one table or another, some real, others not so much. Usually they're wildflowers from the canyon or a little bouquet that Treasure put together on his way back.

Mother still hangs our artwork on the wall, like she has since we were all little.

In the heat, the fans are whirring and humming, and drowning out voices.

There's yarn aplenty (I sorta went crazy with yarn-buying when I picked up knitting last November.)

There's books in crates, books on shelves, books on tables, books on the floor, books on chairs...there aren't as many as it sounds, but we do like to read! There are definitely more books than there are movies.

There's Readily (nicknamed Red), who was "readily available" (in my brother's words) after the first fish (Bluesy) died unexpectedly after a week. Readily likes it here. He has more spunk than Bluesy did, so he can stand our lively antics throughout the day. His little space is filled with leaves, pebbles and water. Most days it tends to be a little more organized than ours is. Good fish.

"A portrait of family, once a week, every week, for a year." 

The Photo Gallery: #195

Sticky Fingers Photo Gallery

Happiness Project: #16/52

Learning Something New

Knitting: This photo grossly misrepresents the colors I was practicing with, thank you poor lighting. That aside, I was having fun practicing this technique, and it was a lot easier to me than I thought it would be. Assuming I did everything correctly! I don't know why my edges look so cringe-worthy. I'm hoping it was because of tension and not something else I was doing wrong, in which case I would have no clue how to avoid doing it next time. I am also just a couple rows away from finishing my kerchief, and [hopefully] will make my first attempt at blocking after it's done. I'm excited, but I'm frightened at the same time. We'll see how it goes. 

Reading: I'm almost done with Liespotting by Pamela Meyer-a very interesting read if you're into psychology and think the study of human behavior is fascinating. Or if you just want to improve your lie detection skills, of course. I still have not picked up on Insurgent again, in fact I forgot about it until just now (I know, shame on me.)