Archive for May, 2019


Royal Pains Mid-Binge Thoughts


A friend suggested recently that she just finished binging on Royal Pains. Finding myself in a binging lull, I decided to try it. My brother and my son have in protest joined me most days. They both have their own rooms and the same access to all the same shows so no one is pulling their limbs to watch. We are all equally bored and yet there, binging.

Our biggest gripe is the younger brother, Evan. Irritating! Without him, it is another medical show that could take itself seriously, if it tried. But I suddenly couldn’t stop looking at Evan. Who did he remind me of? After a couple seasons, I finally figured it out. First here’s a picture of Evan:

Here is his look-a-like, I think:

 

What do you think? Could they be related, same person, or coincidence? Clue? I don’t think anything but two very nice looking people. Love their eyes!

By the way, I think we are finally at season 5. So I may be finished within a few days. (8 seasons). Thinking I may need to watch the L Word again!

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Not waiting until the last day of the month. Luckily this is May and there are 31 days! πŸ™‚ Here’s my May project Empty first then color-penciled (noun becomes a verb!).

 

 

 

 

 

This guy was fun to work with. Imagine a colorful feathered dragon!

Here’s next month’s dragon (butterfly dragon?):

Thank you, Linda G. Hill, for this fun challenge!

 

 

 

One-Liner Wednesday


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Yesterday’s sunset was gorgeous all the way around. Today is the same. (Sorry for three sentences–power outages, thunder and lightning distractions!)

Thank you, Linda G. Hill for #1linerWed!

 


The Girls in the PictureThe Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was so lucky to receive this book from NetGalley to read for an honest review. I loved it.

Stories about women friends are the best, especially those who stood strong and were able to fight the male machine. The early days of motion pictures either sex could do the job. Both were needed to reflect the real world while inventing a new one. Sadly after the two World Wars women were sent back to the kitchen. Such an unfair state of affairs.

I loved how these two, actress and screenwriter supported each other while they could. I was sorry that, as they predicted, once they had a male counterpart that friendship had to take a backseat. And as the reality seems to hold, the male world still stifles that of the female. It is sad that only now many decades later we are just now seeing that the fight for equality may be within sight, again.

Everyone needs to read books like this. History/HERstory is possibly more palatable in fiction. There is enough truth that a person can Google (as I did) and see these early movie marvels. Meanwhile, there are gems of wisdom for us all to carry into the rest of our lives.

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Answer


Between here and FaceBook, the answer was overwhelming. Sadly as I didn’t want to sew anything else. But I guess you all were right as I think they are cute.

Funny how maroon they look when it is really a rich brown with beige. And the hats are bigger than I caught with my cell. The eyes are black and the noses beige so it is not as light as it appears in the picture. Again, this is loosely LoomAHat’s Tiny Doll. The tutorial can be found here:

Questions


Okay. Though I’m finished with the dolls I have a couple of these guys that are soft and fluffy. They seem like gingerbread men or teddy bears. I didn’t put in the child-proof eyes as I think the yarn would still permit the eyes to pull out. Not sure I want to sew on eyes or faces.Β  So I’m asking you: Face or no face?

Hat or no hat?

I don’t think these will go to young babies as the furriness might not be good for little ones that put everything in their mouths. But they are soft and cuddly. I have two of them and then I move on to other toys.

Thank you for your help in advance. πŸ™‚

By the way, these are made similarly to the dolls and the tutorial is on my blog two days ago.


Linda’s prompt for this SoCS is Rosy. Which I am going to change to Rosey. You’ll see why. I hope.

In many parts of the country, we are experiencing a lag in the Spring-ness. It is so all-encompassing that this meme is showing up on our FaceBook feeds.

I say that because here is it windy and raining a LOT. The good part is that it might forestall fires. But the wind doesn’t and the rain comes with lightning, so– not so much. Anyway, I was forced to take the dog (Kali) out as is her way. I opened the screen door and the wind nearly tore it out of my hand. I nearly closed it on Kali and the wind had it again. Now I see this black creature climbing down the steps as Kali was climbing back up.

Rosey and Teddy are the indoor cats. Too many predators to let them be outside. So I ran down the steps in my socks and picked up Rosey.Β  She’s usually a sweetie and so cute, see:

But as I pick her up and tell Kali to go up and in the house, Rosey turns and does this to me:

I didn’t even know she drew blood until after I sat down. I was FaceTiming with friends and I showed them. They had me leave the conversation to clean it and treat it so it wouldn’t get infected.

Today as I was trying to finish a couple more dolls, Kali and Rosey sat on my lap, I think to make it up to me, but it makes it hard to sew with those two taking up the lap-space.

(This picture wasn’t taken today. I wasn’t on my bed in my PJs! And they were on reversed sides! But you get the idea!)

So where was I? Oh yeah! I finished my last dolls. The last thing I do is put a dab of color on their cheeks giving them a rosy glow.

I won’t include the tute here. as I shared it on yesterday’s blog. But I think I am done with the dolls for a while. I have to sew some other toys in the next couple of days. This feeling of accomplishment gives my soul a rosy glow that nearly matches my Rosey scratches! πŸ˜€

 

 

Finished Friday


Yep, there are more dolls! Still a lot of body parts to sew and stuff. But two finished! Yay!

The doll on the right has sewn on eyes. The one on the left has the childproof eyes. Since this latest batch of dolls is going to people with dementia or Alzheimer’s so I think I can get by with these. I don’t like sewing and I need lots of light for putting the doll together. So I can’t work on them at night. That’s when I do the rest of my knitting.

The dolls are based on LoomAHat’s tiny doll. I work my newest ones on the KB baby bootie fine gauge loom that has 24 pegs like the one Denise uses on this YouTube tutorial.

Thursday Threads


These are the finished products I can share for today. There are lots of little bodies that need to be stuffed, sewn and eyes I need to finish by Saturday.

The doll was made on the purple KB loom (24 pegs). He is about five inches tall. I have changed how I make the arms as I just use the four pegs that line up over the middle of the legs. I knit those four back and forth until I have about 31 rows then pull the first row back on the pegs and knit together. The rest of the doll is according to LoomAHat’s instructions:

The little hats are on the white KB loom following the instructions that came in the package.

Authentic Knitting Board KB8200 KB Baby Knit Looms 3/8" Gauge

I love the finer gauge of these looms. It takes longer but the results are nicer. I think. \

Besides the body parts to sew, I have several new projects starting:

This is an adult hat on the left on the larger KB loom and the one on the right is another baby hat. The colors are off in the pictures. The adult hat has two strands, an olive green strand and variegated lighter green to beige. The baby hat is pinkish orange that is SO soft.

 

This is a HERS of the KB HIS and HERS sock that looks the color of a 50/50 ice cream bar.

 

This is my 10-Stitch done on just a piece of the Martha Stewart kit. I have gotten bored with this one and frogged it several times. I may make just a lap-ghan elderly or frog again and give up on something that large and stick with toys and hats. I do like the color combo here, though.

One-Liner Wednesday


I have a yarn or two to tell you, but this is ONE-liner Wednesday.

One-Liner Wednesday challenge courtesy of Linda G. Hill.

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