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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Busy Hands are Happy Hands!

OMG!  Spotted this the other day on Facebook and just had to share it with you all.  It's been YEARS since I've gone camping...pup tent, sleeping bag etc.  My card is fully punched on that with no desire to do it again; but this.....what can I say!


 Finished my potato chip scarf yesterday.  Love the colors and the way the yarn drapes, but not the way it looks on me...even if the picture weren't blurry and I knew how to take a decent selfie, which I don't.  The color is more accurate in the first picture, not the one with me wearing it.
Believe this is going to be donated to Bridge and Beyond, think a teen might enjoy it.


Finished another afghan.  This one is called Pippy Longstocking.  It too will be donated through my charity, Bridge and BeyondIt was assembled from strips that were donated.  Had to do a fair amount of over stitching...as the person who donated it did the dreaded cut the yarn right after the knot and left no tail.  I shored the edges up as best as I could, but you can see in some places it's not super straight...due to the over stitching and extra stitches to fortify it.  But...I put it in the wash with fingers crossed.  Here it is being blocked....it made it fine through the wash, so I think all is well.  I named it Pippy Longstocking because it's so mixed, wild, un-tamed...a mish mosh.  When I designed it, looking through lots of different colored strips, thought it would be fun and funky.


LOL!  Anyone relate?  I've been doing a 5 minute plank routine, a 6 minute full body stretch, and a 7 minute work out daily here at home, so haven't actually made it to the gym....but what can I say.  Actually I had tried out several different apps, but din't find one that fit my need as a senior.  Did you know you can exercise with Alexa?  If you have an Echo Dot, or other Alexa model check it out.  In the menu area find skills.  I really like it and am finding it motivating.  


Continuing to work on this jewel toned scarf, it's grown a couple of inches, but is slow going with this very thin yarn.  My needles were a 4 wooden knit pics, but they kept coming apart, so I switched to my turbo's which are a 5, doesn't seem much different to me size wise.  But, it's easier to see without the green cord and dark needles.  The silver needles is an improvement.

28 comments:

  1. Dear Sandy
    I really like the potato chip scarf and I am sure it and the afghan will be really appreciated. I think those jewel colours are beautiful.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Many thanks Ellie for your sweet comments.

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  2. I am as usual awed at your work, and love your continuing support for people in need.
    Any of your creations would be useful, beautiful and like a warm hug from a stranger. Thank you for that.

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    1. Your kind words made me blush. Thank you so much for cheering me on and for the visit.

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  3. What a knitter you are! I love your scarf and am sorry the color isn't your thing. You are so productive in your projects. Congrats on the finishes.

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    1. Sometimes you just can't tell if you're going to like something or it will work for you til you have it done, thus the case with the purple scarf, but hopefully it will find a good home elsewhere. Thank you Debbie for the visit, always nice to see you here.

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  4. Haha, Sandy, you must put down the Old Fashioned and get to the gym! ;)

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    1. Right you are Bea, but you know those nice cocktail glasses have some weight, so if I keep lifting, lol.

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  5. I think the potato chip scarf looks lovely on you but it's not worth keeping something if you're not feeling it, there's plenty of people in need out there who will be very thankful for it, the blanket too.

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    1. Right you, I just wasn't feeling it and knew it would just sit in my closet, so am passing it along and hope it brightens someone's day. Thanks for the visit, always appreciate it.

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  6. I made one of those wavy scarves and like you never wore it. Guess we can't have it right all of the time. Thankyou for visiting my blog by the way.
    Briony
    x

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    1. Thanks for the visit and feedback on the scarf. Right you are, we can't have it right all the time.

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  7. Wonderful knitting. Beautiful colors.

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    1. Thank you Gracie, always nice to have you visit.

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  8. Haha, now that's a gym I would go to regularly!

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    1. I hear ya, it made me laugh. Thanks for the visit. Will get you added to my blog log.

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  9. I had problems with Knit Pick interchangeable circulars as well so I gave them away. I love my HyaHya needles (spelling??). I have several other sets as well.

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    1. I think I have Hyahya's too...have to look. Glad to hear it's not just me with Knit Pick's interchangeable s. I love how pretty they are, and the feel of the wood, but probably won't use them again. Thanks for the visit.

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  10. The afghan and scarf are lovely and I do think that the scarf looks very nice on you. I understand your problem with the color though. Years ago, while interviewing for a job, I was asked that stupid question, “ Name three negative qualities about yourself”. I came up with two (had practiced one) and for the third I said, “I do not look good in purple”. I got the job, but took another.

    I could rough an evening in that camper if it was parked next to a Marriott. I need the ice machine.

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    1. LOL...on the purple and the Marriott. We always stay at Marriott's two. Once you get hooked on a points system it really pays to always stay there. Thanks for the visit. Will add you to my blog log.

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  11. You have been busy!! I'm going to a Steady As You Go exercise class once a week. It is promoted as being strength and balance so I'm hoping both will improve:)

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    1. I like the sound of that Margaret, balance is something that's so important and is compromised as we age.

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  12. I don't think I'll ever go camping again either, even with all the mod cons. Your scarf is so pretty, such lovely colours:)

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    1. Thank you Rosie, always nice to have you visit.

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  13. I love the shape and colors of your potato chip scarf, and it looks nice on you.
    You do a 5-minute plank routine, Sandy? Whoa. I can barely make it to one minute.

    Cheers.

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    1. It's several positions with 10 seconds in between so you have time to move. Thanks for the visit, always nice to see you hear.

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  14. Sandy,
    Beautiful scarf and afghan!!! Thanks so much f`or stopping by and for your kind words!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Always nice to have you visit. Many thanks for your kinds words as well.

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