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William Wordsworth Longfellow

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Milagro Beanfield War

Monday, April 23, 2018

ZNet warning... Important to take care.....

Since these scams are on the rise, and you have to know to NEVER click on one of their links... I am Linking an article on ZDNet that is a trusted site for developers and others.  Mr. Z, thank you!


Just another bump in the road....  as if we didn't have enough to worry about with Hackers encouraged by their obvious success rate.... just sayin'

Stay Safe.  

Sunday, April 22, 2018

PS: New Bird of Paradise Species discovered....

You'll love this.  Edit:  I believe that even if God's Hand is what we, who know nothing, call Evolution, there is a plan to all of this.

This yarn, the rose, the knitting, the little insight...

This yarn did not please me.  It's just too harsh and having to knit these gloves on size 2 needles to make the gauge ended up creating a stiff and uncomfortable glove.  Even though pattern says that light DK is ok.  Maybe.. your mileage may be different. 

So, I'm not going to use this DK yarn and will also modify that pattern somewhat because it doesn't fit correctly.  I'll  be using Sport weight, which I will have to buy.  Oh Boo Hoo. 😕

Lol 🤣
See where that ribbing is hitting me? 

Over all, it's a very good pattern, but the hand above the ribbing is too short.  The thumb needs to be started a little more above the ribbing than just a couple of rows of stockinette place it.  It pulls the SF Glove slightly out of shape.  As is evident, from the preceding photo of it.  It was the first thing that the unfussy Mr. Z. pointed out.  My purl and knit rows don't differ at all, so it's not a loose and tight knit problem.

Also, I didn't like the way the gloves were so short and not at all like the first ones, which didn't rise up off the wrist the way this did.  So, I'll incorporate that pattern's thumb gusset into this one.

I did like VERY much the way the fingers were knit, i.e., picking up three stitches at the base of the previously knit finger, as well as casting on three at the other side, in a manner that completely eliminated any holes between fingers.  I may have this last a little backwards, but you get the idea.  It was completely clever in that regard.  I am happy that this is knitting to size but would never use DK on it again.  Fabric became too stiff. 

I'm working on the last Thursday 13 list items and it's going to get me where I want to be in the rest of the year.  I've been pretty flat out disappointed in the Deity for awhile.  It is worthless to argue and rant about it in a blog, but let's just say, I've had a crisis in Faith mostly because I was recovering myself, and then this 600 pound Ape man landed in the Oval Office.  I plan to out live the damage or at least be around long enough to help others do so.

There, I've said my bit.  The first hundred years are the hardest, I am told. 

You will all be happy to know that the Torts are all up and enjoying the weather and the sun..

This is little Dusty,
who is not allowed to roam around on his own.  

Now for something pretty.....

Sun Flare rose.
  This tiny florabunda has at least 50 rosebuds on it.
Speaking of Pretty.....I'd also like to say that I've come to like our new First Lady.  She's an Intelligent and kind person whom I can truly admire.

See you when I have something else to report on the knitting.  Take care and stay safe.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Newest project...

These are man's sized.  They are big on me. 

I'll always be thinking of you.  And it will be with great affection and love.. See you!  I just need a break from all social media for awhile.  The news agencies have figured out how to clog up my start pages with their stupid alarmist droning.  I'm sick to death of thinking about what I cannot control.  I can make these for cancer patients.  This is positive energy.. 
Lest we forget.................
We really are Lost in Space...
Take care of Each other..
Do your best for other Earthlings
You know who that is... they are the ones that
Power doesn't seem to care that much about.
They are the ones who inhabit the Collateral Damage Zone

I need a break...
 I'm going to take a few Spa days.... 
Maybe Weeks...
I'll see you when I see you...
We really could have cured Cancer with all that money being thrown down a rat hole.

I am knitting.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

T-13 Spring Cleaning catch all List for 2018....Thursday Thirteen List.

Want to play?  Go HERE 

sorry I forgits me manners!  🤔

What a struggle to find 13 of anything! (as this post will illustrate).

Recently, in an attempt to learn new tricks of the internet “trade” I made a list.  It was called, "The list of things that Must be Done before spending so much time in Pinterest.”  I’d downloaded a list making App, you see...and, yes, “of all things”.

Nothing's changed except, now, Instagram must be added to the boogieman's Guide of things to do when not being able to sleeping.


1. Wash clothes when one of the hampers is full.
I have had three hampers for ages, so sorting is done automatically; these are of the pop up kind that dorm kids now use.  They are for darks, lights, and towels.  Since they are big, one hamper can hold two loads.  I hated sorting clothes so this way, it’s done automatically.

2. Get busy on dusting and storing all the Knick knacks.  And, it’s time to thin them out.  Etsy,  here I come.  Or maybe eBay... or....

3. Knit every day, using fran’s "Ten Minute Rule".  It’s “genius”!  fran was a knitting maven from Knitters Review.  She was quite  ill but she knit constantly, and she gave the best advice.  We all remember her "Ten Minute Rule" with great fondness.
It states that 10 minutes a day in knitting on a garment will eventually ensure that it gets out of the UFO's (UnFinishedObjects) and into the FO's. Finished ones.  I'll tell a side benefit of that 10 minutes a day.  You do NOT forget where you are in an Aran Sweater, and have to Rip it BACK!

4.  Clear 3 things from the sewing room tables, donate or trash them..

Get those "Ugly quilts" sewn up and donate them.  Here is the archived LINK to the origin story.. It will Lift your Heart!

Pinterest.. of course.. sigh...
I tried to get the page this came from back but
it's not traceable.
Here is a LINK to a page that has the instructions for making an original Ugly Quilt, complete with the men's ties used to tie it up. 

And another thing.......Since I had saved a lot of paper forms and even some styrofoam to make things with it's making a a tough job of the Sewing Room/studio. However, the paper is now being recycled.  The styrofoam is still going to be used for decorations.  I’ll show it when I make it sometime later.  First I have to find the styrofoam cutter which I hope is still going to work.   I don't like Styrofoam because it isn’t recyclable, and I only know how to make one thing from it.   It's one of the modern Bane of Existence products.

5. Put donations for Goodwill in the Jeep and  get them out the door!  Two boxes have been sitting around for a long time.  They must go.

6. From the linen closet... donate all things that you haven’t used in the last couple of years.  You know you aren’t going to need them, ever.  Save things only for the Ugly Quilt drives.

7.  Make all  the dolls you always wanted to make.  These hands of yours won’t last forever.  They’re already sending you distress signals.  And go back to making  Comfort Dolls again...The link goes to the person's blog who started it all.  And the one I used to send dolls too.

8. Pot up the little succulent and cactus babies.  It’s time to get back to the garden.  Less water this year than even last year.  This means, with the damage to the shade patio...it was destroyed in a storm this winter....

Most of the ferns will die.  Accept this.  Make new plant holders in macrame, and what not's... as in the old days.  A few of my plants are quite elderly.  Like me!
Pinterest got this without saying where...

9.  Instagram is lovely.  More friends!  Lots of pictures of lovely things.  I love the bird photographers, and all the pet sites.. crafting dolls! I love the way it connects me to People from Everywhere!   It’s Heaven! 💗

10. Use Pinterest and Instagram to STAY AWAY FROM POLITICS!   Remember that dream of Jack, long ago, when he sat down beside you and showed you what you need to do to cope.  It is well passed the time when you could ignore this instruction.  Just Do It!

11.  Play with Wolfie everyday.  He is getting older by the day.  He is your last dog, maybe.  We’ll see. Maybe we’ll foster kittens or puppies.  I hope we do.

12.  Read and then turn loose of your books.  I must...but I cannot....... I must..but I cannot....😱

13. Work, rest, work, rest..   It keeps you going longer.  Live minute by minute because it works better.  Little kids do this.  The other Earthlings do this.  What makes an adult human not do this?  The time clock.. that's what.  We get up and and run around for 10 to 18 hours and then go to bed again.  That's Crazy!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tuesday Tails....ONION Entomological Silliness: Fun Stuff for a bad news day....Oy Vey!

Pictures and article from the Onion files, for today:

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Apologizing profusely for failing to properly confirm their findings before going public, researchers from the Entomological Society of America retracted Tuesday their claims about the discovery of a new species of spider last week, admitting that the supposed arachnid was actually just a clump of dust and hair. 

“We definitely got a little ahead of ourselves on this one,” said ESA president Michael P. Parrella, noting that the specimen in question, Latrodectus graucus, “absolutely looked like a real spider” and even appeared to scurry away when approached by humans, though this behavior was later attributed to a slight draft from a partially open window. 

“Shoot, guys. When you’re wrong, you’re wrong. We noted in our paper that the cephalothorax resembled a coffee bean, and, well, sure enough, it was. The whole team was shocked when I tried to pick it up and it kind of just fell apart. Live and learn, I guess.” 

At press time, the researchers had decided to release the wad of detritus back into the wild “just in case.”

And now:
Back to our regularly scheduled program:
"Keeping up with the Toddler in a Toupeé"

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Sunday Stealing: Curious as a Cat....

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on the WTIT Blog with Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. You may have heard the expression, “honor among thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we try to credit the blog that we stole it from, if possible. We also provide a link to the victim's questions in our "Previous Victims" widget. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") Sometimes we edit the original meme, to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, to select the best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from recently asked questions from a previously post. Cheers to all of us thieves!

Want to join in or read other posts?  Just go HERE.  

And.... I hope you all have a very nice day!  And a Big Thank you to Bev!  

from this blog...Curious as a Cat....

Talk about a Food Chain!!  Gah!

1) Do you think you’d be a good writer? What kind of writer would you like to be (fiction, children’s books, magazine, etc.)?
I think I'd be a good writer, and I'd like to write fiction and non fiction, children's books, or short stories for magazines like "Z".  

2) I wish I had enough money to Buy a new and smaller RV and travel in it....A LOT!!

3) If you had to enter a competition for the "Most Uselessly Unique Talent," what would your talent be?
Useless is easy but Unique?  Let me think..... I can write with both hands and it's readable but millions of people can do that.  I'm thinking that I'm pretty much a plain vanilla person.....


Fotolia is now owned by Amazon.. just kidding!
It's owned by Adobe.  DRAT!

4) When it might hurt their feelings, how do you feel about telling your friends the truth?
It's impossible to tell the truth about something that isn't asked about... So, this is ONLY if they ask.  In which case I would tell them as gently as possible. 

Of course there would be Lightning fast calculations going on in my head, to make sure that what I was saying was coherent, true, and compassionate.  I would never hurt anyone (but an enemy of the state) with any really "Brutal Truth".  

5) Peanut or plain?
Plain for me please..

6) Is there someone you would like to take your place in life for one day? Who and why?
The answer is No.  The who and why is moot.

7) What do you think is the ugliest thing or event on Earth?
Dog Meat "Festivals"!  Good God!

8) What is your least favorite of your personality traits or quirks?
I think I can be obnoxious to people I don't respect IF my mouth opens so I generally keep it shut.  Also, being Quaker AND a Budding Buddhist, I'm learning to be more diplomatic.  But .... I still don't want to mince words where children or other little animals (;o) are concerned.  You will catch HELL FIRE from me if you play favorites or deliberately hurt kids.  It's inexcusable behavior.

9) I wish I could see into heaven because I'd like to know for sure and for certain, that it was out there somewhere.

10) Tell us your favorite children's story.
 Little House on the Prairie but the whole series.  I find them so comforting that I asked my daughter Gee to read one to me when I had pneumonia.
11) What do you keep in the trunk of your car?
Jeeps have no trunk.  However, there are jumper cables and a tub of blankets and picnic supplies back there.  Ex-Girl Scout you know..

12) Describe your perfect, rainy afternoon.
I'm knitting in the comfy chair, drinking tea and eating jelly bellies or cookies; I'm watching Father Brown or Midsummer Murders.  Mr. Z is cuddled up with Wolfie, and they are both snoozing away.  They both get up AWFULLY early. (4 AM)

13) Tell us about your favorite way to get lost in a simple activity — running, chopping vegetables, folding laundry, whatever. What’s it like when you’re in "the zone"?
"Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits." Satchel Page...

It's peaceful.  I've finally found the scientific answers to why (mindfulness) meditation works, and can now practice it without a lot of transcendental hoopla.  I put myself on the little bench where I first saw these, and gaze up at them......  In my mind....

Cherry Blossoms in San Francisco Botanical Garden

14) What parts of nature do you like best?
The whole grand sweep of it.  To single out any one part of it, is to destroy it's ability to remain wholesome and beneficial to all beings.

15) What's the kindest act you have ever seen done (either to/by you or another)?
I guess that would be the gentle and kind way my sister's in law and hubby care for their mother.  She is 99 years old ( almost 100 years now!) and still enjoys going on little walks almost every day.  Every mother should be so lucky to have this level of care.  It's amazing and very heart warming.

Sunday Pseudo Sermon

Yes, a lot of brown arms here, and that's because we don't get to
See or hear much about rural poverty, and kids going hungry in
the Heartland... But they are in this count..
Trump is "trumpeting" that he has a "0" tolerance for the People fleeing hunger and poverty from Central American countries.

I believe he would be better served if he had a ZERO tolerance for poverty and hunger in the United States..

Read THIS from Mashable, and see what I mean.  This shows a lot of little brown arms, but there are lily white kids, like my classmates and others were, that go hungry to bed most nights.  I estimate the number, myself, to be more like 20 million.  Shocked?  I thought you would be..

There was a documentary about this problem and how it extends beyond the "brown" and "black" kiddies into the very heart of our country.

Give us a few of these billions of dollars you plan to waste keeping people OUT, Mr. Trump, and do it for our hungry kids, so that they can EAT!  So that they can stay awake and concentrate in school because they have had enough to eat the day before a big test.

Let's take 16 billion dollars and solve the hunger problems with it, a problem that our churches do not have the resources to solve though they try mightily to do so...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Onion's provocative Horoscope... and a pretty pic ....

....i n case you accidentally came here for a Wordless "you know what".

My horoscope, via The Onion...


"Constantly seeking approval is unhealthy, but you should still consider the opinions of those nice folks from the Secret Service."  heehee 

It seems that the fear of the knock on the door late at night in America may be growing ...

I'm hoping that Americans will never have to experience a manifestation of this unattractive imperial madness for just exercising their first amendment rights.  Other wise Democracy will truly, "die in the dark"...  It won't just be a catch phrase.

And now a pretty picture if you came here thinking it's a WW post.  It's of a place that's difficult to get to, and has, thus, escaped most of the last two centuries of crazies....However, when we were there, there were multi million dollar houses being built above it on the bluff.  Hope they were fireproof because it's a long way back to civilization.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tuesday Tails: Nat Geo, Wolfie update, and Knitting SFgloves.

If you don't have this bookmarked or aren't getting their feed, you are missing an incredible resource page.  This is one of the best I've ever seen as a classroom aide, for instance.  National Geographic is pretty terrific.

HERE is their page on Bird Migration in the Americas.....

Enjoy your time there, and be sure to listen to the bird song when it's offered.
This is an ACE page, this one.

There was going to be a link, here, to "One Strange Rock"

It's a new program on National Geographic's Channel, I presume, about mother earth and it's molten core.

We are close, geologically, to getting some pole flipping.  I wonder if the birds will be confused?

The Wolf:  Wolfie would like his fans to know that he is doing well, but that he's showing his age at times but still feels like he's just a puppy!

Here's a recent photo of my little snuggle bug.
Those big brown eyes say it ALL.. 

 He and some other doggies are having a grand old time on Instagram.  I wish he would talk more but things get lost in translation.  But those big brown eyes say it ALL.... they say, "Where's my treat!"

And, I've been busy knitting some short fingered gloves for Dominican Hospital.  The orange are for women, sized small, and the brown ones are a pattern from both Ravelry (and Pinterest) for a man's sized glove that I'm also going to be knitting

The brown gloves, to the right, are being knit with
 the green and white yarn

These with the indicated
green flecked white yarn in the snap  

X marks the yarn for these.  They are Small women's and
All knit, and with the ends woven in. 
They are DONE!
Hope you have a lovely week.  I may show up on Thursday with something.  However, any T13's lists are getting thin on the ground here...
Sorry gang!  I love you and still will read but may not participate this week.  We'll see!