Tuesday, February 04, 2014

I've Got An Idea….

 My Winter of Discontent swap box arrived yesterday. 
Two pretty colorful soft skeins of Knitpicks yarn arrived from Kris in Michigan.  Brownie mix to warm the tummy and Manhunt
by Janet E.  were included as well.  I am thrilled. 

I just finished The Art Of Pausing by Judith Valente. 
It is a spiritual book to be read a bit at a time. 
My friend Eileen gave it to me. 
It is subtitled: meditations for the overworked and overwhelmed.
It is a very quiet read. 
I'm ready for Manhunt! 

Here is another shot of my headband.  
I can't always promise or deliver fancy pantsy knit ups, but this one is just plain fun.  

I have an idea.  I lose my place in complicated patterns with many rows. 
Garden Gem by Sabine Riefler involves 28 plus rows to make a shawl.  This pattern was included in my swap box. 
I'm going to record the rows out loud in my smart phone.
THen I'll play the instructions back to myself.

This could be a riot of a mess or it just may work
that's usually the toss up with me and new patterns..
I don't always knit out loud,
but when I do 
I drink Dos Equis….


Dee said...

Hope you find your place. Happy knitting!

Nancy said...

Have you tried these Apps: JKnitLite and KnitCompanion. Both are free and both have a highlight bar that can be moved on the pattern.

Araignee said...

Sometimes you have to do whatever it takes. Lol.

kathy b said...

Nancy THose apps are new to me!!! Im off to investigate

Nancy Kay said...

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. Stay thirsty, my friend.

kathy b said...

This could work but my first recording is waaaaaay too fast. What did i think ? Im not a speed knitter.
re recording now

SapphireBlue said...

I'll be interesting in seeing those apps.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! I love the Dos Equis line!!! LOL! Beautiful headband and I love Janet Evonovich books! She is guaranteed to make you chuckle! blessings ~ tanna

Delusional Knitter said...

Oh what a wonderful package - some of my favorite things too!!

Lynn said...

Yeah because drinking Dos Equis and knitting a complex pattern sounds like a GREAT combo!!!! ;)

Judy S. said...

Thanks for the headband idea, Kathy. I just finished one this afternoon for Sophia. Hope you find your knitting spot; that can truly drive you to drink. LOL

Gracie Saylor said...

Thanks for the interesting idea that sparked interesting responses, Kathy! xx

Bianca Boonstra said...

Lovely swap box. :)

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