Tomorrow is Lucy’s “official” birthday. I don’t know when her actual birthday is, just that she was born in February 2001.
Valentine’s Day seemed an appropriate day to celebrate because she’s such a little sweetheart (you may commence barfing and retching now). So tomorrow we’ll be saying . . .
Happy Birthday, Lucy!
Where in the World?
Have I been in my life?
It’s deceptive, because when you select Canada and the United States, it colors in the whole country. I haven’t been to too many U.S. states.
Here’s my “States Visited” map, near as I can recall:
I think I’ve remembered everything. Hey Mom, have I left out any New England states? Was I ever in Maine, Vermont, or New Hampshire as a child? Huh?
Aren’t you glad you all know all this about me?
You may notice I’ve changed my blog template a bit — I’ve moved Izzy up into the header, where she belongs, I think. And I had a couple of people suggest to me that I ought to put my photo permanently on my blog. So there’s my big ol’ face gazing out at you from the sidebar. Until I can’t stand it any longer.
And thank you for all the extremely kind comments about my new hair. Way to swell a girl’s head! Yesterday, my first day with it, I blow-dried it straight (or as straight as I can get it) but it was crying to be let back into “curls gone wild” mode. so today I’m back to my old curly self. And I think it looks pretty damned cute.
As for the color . . . that’s all me — haven’t changed it. It’s not really that red — it just photographs redder than reality. Dunno why. Indoor photos with flash make it look redder still.
Yes indeedy — behind those long expanses of white in Frida lurk some very long floats. Wanna see?
How do I do it? I’m using wooden needles (ebony, to be exact, but bamboo would work too) and spreading the stitches out carefully along the needle to make sure I’ve got exactly the right tension when I’m switching to green from a very long expanse of white.
And the photos are a bit brighter than reality. But still I think the design in real life is a little bit brighter than the photo in the book shows. But right now all you’re seeing is the colorful bottom border. The top pattern has a lot more white in it, which will undoubtedly balance things out and make the colors seem a bit more subdued.
I have received well over 100 entries so far, each one more adorable than the last. I have employed a panel of judges to select finalists. Then another judge will choose the first, second, and third prize winners. All this is sort of arbitrary and subjective because all the photos are wonderful. That’s why I’m not judging them myself. I can’t be objective because I know so many of you, either from blogs, or email friendship, or real life. so I’ve passed the buck. Winners will be announced on Monday, and I’ll have a page with a sampling of some of the photos sent available for your viewing pleasure.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all from all of us here at WendyKnits!