Friday, April 25, 2014

Weekend Comedy: It's the Squirrel Song! And Other Stuff to Get Excited About

This completely cracks me up. We should all get this excited about something!

Speaking of excited, I'm pretty stoked about the class Donna Druchunas and I have on Ruzuku. If you want to take your lace knitting to another level with lessons, tips, photos, and lots of lace patterns for a great price, check it out.

Some housekeeping—Someone mentioned in an email to me that they're having an issue leaving comments here. I have no clue why. I'm still nosing around Blogger trying to find an answer. It may be a hint from the Universe that I go ahead and get a real website. But for now, I'll keep trying to figure out what the issue is, and keep you posted.

Last but not least, here's a sneak peek of the pattern I'm designing for Donna Druchunas' Stories in Stitches 4. This is a photo taken with my iPhone, which apparently can't tell the difference between yellow and cream, and orange and pink. But you'll be seeing more of this later on, hopefully with photos taken with a better camera. The yarn is Cascade 128 super wash, by the way.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Weekend Comedy

Llamas are funny! Be sure to watch this with the sound on.



And last but not least, some funny stuff from

Have a fun weekend!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Adiós, Gabriel García Márquez

I've walked my dog Sophie along this trail many times. We don't usually stop, since there are a gazillion prairie dogs that live on either side of the path. They look cute, but are actually kind of nasty—they can carry diseases such as plague and monkey pox. (Trust me. Don't google that.)

But today we stopped for a few minutes. We sat on a bench, enjoyed the view, and I sent out a note of gratitude to the universe. Thank you, Gabriel García Márquez, for sharing the gift of your words with the world. RIP.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Excuses, Excuses...

I'll just list the highlight (and lowlights) regarding my prolooooonged absence, which may or may not get expounded on in later blogposts.

  • Minor knee surgery
  • Blood clot following above mentioned minor knee surgery
  • Bad attitude regarding above mentioned blood clot
  • Bad attitude regarding weight gain from meds for above mentioned blood clot
  • Work on this extraordinary collection of patterns and essays
  • Shock of realizing DD graduates from college in less than a month
  • Birth of DH's first grandchild
  • A problem tooth that has stumped three (soon to be four) dentists
  • Multiple viewings of Downton Abbey
  • A new JelliDonut Facebook page (see sidebar)
  • Reading too many political posts while working on above mentioned Facebook page
I'm also in the process of adding lots of my patterns to Ravelry and Craftsy, launching a Ruzuku class with Donna Druchunas, and I will be contributing an essay and a pattern to the 4th edition of Stories in Stitches, a publication I have been fortunate enough to help with.

You'll notice some minor changes in my blog, and there will be more to come. Unfortunately, some of the changes require the expertise of people who actually know what they're doing, not to mention a little money, which is good because a little is exactly what  I have.

So please forgive my neglect of you and my blog. And know that while I might have been a slacker, many of you have been in my thoughts. Until the next post, please enjoy this gratuitous photo of my new granddog Mattie.