My current work in progress:

Moth Cardigan, designed byAmy Christoffers, knit from Rowan SoftYak DK in the Plain colorway, using U.S. size 3 and 5 needles.

What a Difference a Year Makes

I was digging through my archives last night (looking for a recipe I posted last December) and I came across a photo of my hair I posted shortly after I started using henna on it. December 14 of last year:

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And here is a picture of it today.

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I’d no idea it had grown so much — even having had 2 haircuts in the last year.

What a Difference a Day Makes

Yesterday it was raining and miserable.

The sky this morning:

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There appears to be something flying through the sky there. I wonder what it was? Not a plane or helicopter — this is a no-fly zone.

Droid Question

In the comments Lisa asked:

About the Droid…how are you finding the battery life? I would really like to get one, but that is the one thing holding me back. I keep hearing that the battery dies really quickly and has to be recharged a lot. What do you think?

The answer, like so many things in life is . . . it depends.

It depends, of course, on usage.

If you have gps and wifi turned on and a bunch of apps running, your battery is going to drain more quickly than if you don’t. I keep gps and wifi turned off because I don’t use it all the time. There are apps you can get that put a switch on the Droid desktop to enable you to quickly turn off gps, wifi, etc.

I don’t spend all day on my phone. A typical day for me includes a few calls, a bit of websurfing and news checking, email checks a couple of day. At the end of the day I have 90% battery power.

It’s All Over Except the Bind-off

And binding off I am. Or I will be momentarily.

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Lucy Sez

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“I heart my sheepskin”

The End is Near

Not the end of the world . . . the end of my shawlette.

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It’s all over except for the edging. I’ve got 14 rows of edging planned, so this will be done by the weekend and blocking may commence at that time.

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That went fast — much faster than I expected. Gotta love a shawlette.

I don’t know exactly how big this baby will end up being after blocking. That’s the fun of doing it on the fly. It keeps things exciting.

Yesterday’s bright clear weather was apparently a fluke — we are back to dark grey skies. So you get photos done with a flash.

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Today Miss Lucy is pleased.

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She has just had a bit of turkey.

December

I am at a loss to explain how it got to be December. It seems like it was just June — where did those five months go?

For no reason except that it amused me, here is a photo of the sky at about 8:00 this morning.

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Yesterday it was grey and miserable. It’s pretty darn chilly today, but nice and bright.

As much as I like rain, it does make it difficult to get good blog photos. Here is a natural light photo of my lace project (as opposed to the flash pic I posted yesterday):

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That may show the emerging pattern a bit more. Still, it is nigh on impossible to get a good photo of lace in porgress, given that it is unblocked and smooshed up on a needle. You’ll just have to use your imagination.

Because this is a smaller project — a shawlette — I’m hoping to have it done by the weekend so that you don’t have long to wait to see what it really looks like.

Free Knitting Patterns Online

Check out this post that lists 25 spots online to find free knitting patterns. Some I knew about, but there were a couple that were new to me. Bookmarked!

KnitNation!

Registration for KnitNation will be opening up soon — 6:00am GMT tomorrow (December 2) which makes it 10:oopm PST tonight (December 1), which makes it 1:00am tomorrow my time. I think.

Please sign up for my classes so I don’t feel like a loser. They are fun and informative. Honest. 😉

Lucy Sez

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“Whenever you get around to doling out the leftover turkey, I’ll be right here.”