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Sunday, February 27, 2022

More Color Play, Gnomes, Wordle and Audio Books

 

Start-itis!  It's a disease among knitters and crocheters...perhaps other crafters as well. When you have multiple projects in the works and instead of working on one of WIP (work in progress), you grab yarn and start another project.  These colors should look familiar...scroll back for the blanket of many colors with diamonds.  Still had plenty of all these fun colors and decided to make a basic striped ghan/blanket...but working on the diagonal is more interesting, I think; so, working a corner to corner until it gets the size I want then will start the decrease.  This is currently about the same size as the blue baby blanket (scroll back).  This has 151 stiches on the needles and measurers about 37 inches a side.  The weight of this yarn is slightly different than the blue blanket so it probably won't measure the same with the same number of stiches.

No new pictures of the blue baby blanket, or the Buckeye Scarf; as they remained unchanged since the previous picture and post.

The next audio book, a novel by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White.  This book blends WWI, WWII, and the turbulent 60's.  3 Women experience love, and betrayal.  A heiress, a Resistance Fighter, and A Widow and The Ritz in Paris.  Lots of intrigue, mystery, and some history.  Check it out.

I've continued to walk, do planks and until a week ago rode a bike.  Being out of town with warm weather makes getting outside to exercise easier.  But, back home now...so no good weather and no bike rental...so, we'll see how it goes.  Hubby and I took a walk today; which felt good after 2 days sitting in the car for the return trip.  This picture is from a walk through the neighborhood I took last fall while it was still nice.  Another cute little Gnome Village.  I've posted a few pictures of interesting things I see in my walks. Fitbit says my 28 days average (starting with Jan 31st) is 4.17 miles per day, which is up 17% over the previous 28 day cycle.  However, I've not yet counted the days I've done yoga or planks...feel pretty sure it's less than last month.



Not a current Wordle, just a picture I found.  A different form of exercise.  Are you familiar with it?  Are you doing it?  Do you enjoy it or find it frustrating?  I've only been doing it a few weeks and find it rather frustrating.  Seems the bulk of the time I'm only getting the word on the 5th try.  For practice, I started doing a couple of the archives; doing a bit better with that.  I've made hand notes of words as I think of them and or when I type them in, for reference, but.......when I typed a google spread sheet today from my hand notes; sorted them in alphabetical order and tried to print...I can't print.  Any clue why I can't print a PDF file from Google Docs/Sheets?


35 comments:

  1. I wish I could walk but my knees and my back and won't take it. I've done a couple of the wordles but haven't gotten addicted to it. :-) I don't know about google docs. If I learn anything I will holler out to you.

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    1. Thanks Sandie. I've also pasted the google doc's into an excel spread sheet, but can't see a way to print it either...weird, I think. I would think walking some would actually help your back and knees. My knees were bad which is why I started the walking program.

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    2. In Excel you should be able to print. You have to set your print area first.

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    3. Thanks, I'll take another look at that Sandie, appreciate the info

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  2. I really how you have color laid out.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Thanks for the coffee, am in need. You also stay safe and warm.

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  3. I haven't a clue about printers, it's been ages since I've had one in the house. No use for it now. Smart phones will keep records.
    The handwork is pretty!!!!

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    1. Thanks Anni, appreciate the info. Will see if I can save the spread sheet to something I can see on my phone.

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  4. Blogger keeps eating my comment!!
    Let's see.
    Try Quordle. I like Wordle, but Quordle has become (still another) addiction for me. Tryyyyyy itttttt.

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    1. Making a note about Quordle, not up to speed on that. Thanks for the visit, sorry your comment got eaten. Will get you added to my blog log.

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  5. Aah....let's not tale about "start-itis". =) I think it is a common ailment among us crafters. Love those colours in your blanket. I have seen the craze Wordle around everywhere but I as yet haven't succombed. Thank you for visiting my little place, because that means I have happened upon your lovely place.

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one with start-itis. I resisted the Wordle for awhile, then decided to give it a try. Will get you added to my blog list.

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  6. Maybe you have already followed this procedure: convert the doc in pdf (1. open the document, 2. click on "file", 3. download, 4. document PDF and print).
    4.17 miles per day is a good performance, perfect to stay fit.
    I am not a fan of wordle.
    Have a nice day,

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    1. Thanks for the printing help. I worked on it quite awhile and made no headway. Hubby this morning tells me it's because I need to switch to wifi. He recently switched out my keyboard and hooked my laptop via HDMI cable to the screen. I am no longer attached to my CPU, so that's why it wouldn't work. Argh...Thanks for the encouragement on staying fit. It's A process.

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  7. Leaving a comment :), I have to go to each one of the comments on my blog and try to respond on my blog, and when I can't I try to leave one on their blogs, sometimes it doesn't work either way. A pie vent is placed on the pie to vent the steam out of the pie, and it looks darn cute doing it. LOL. I get startitis all the time, I don't like not having something on my hook.

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    1. Thanks for the visit and explanation about the pie vent. Didn't know such a thing existed, but thought yours was too cute. Sorry you're having trouble with leaving comments on your blog, and glad I'm not the only one with start-itis.

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  8. I like Wordle a lot and look forward to doing it each day. Didn't get todays though. Didn't even know it was a word!

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    1. I had to look it up, didn't know that was a word either. Good luck with the on going wordle's.

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  9. It's clear by your comments here and on other blogs I;ve seen that you do not read the posts. You type the same comment over and over on everyone's blog, followed by a second post; again saying the same thing over and over...please read my post. Your comments are spam, PLEASE STOP!

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  10. Hi Sandy! Thanks for stopping by. My husband and I just got home from vacation and I am just gettingback into blogging again after a few years. Adjusting to being newly retired together too since January. Its nice to travel without having to arrange days off.
    It looks like you enjoy some of the same things as me. I like those bright colors but I havent got knitting or crochet skills developed. I should try and learn. I think if I got started Id love it.

    Im trying to get better at walking consistently too and yesit feels great walking after a long car journey.
    I like the photos. I will visit again, nice 60s day here. Going to get outside
    Hae a great day

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    1. Will get you added to my blog list, thanks for the visit. Sliding into retirement does indeed take some adjustments. Hubby and I travel alot, though he is still working, he's able to work remotely; so we spend lots of time together. More than when we both physically went to work.

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  11. You sure have some interesting projects going! Love the blanket you just finished in another post. The colors are amazing.

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    1. Yes, I think the previous blanket will be one of favorites. Love the big blocks of colors. The bright colors in both blankets makes me smile, especially during gray dull days of winter, a pandemic, and now fear of war.

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  12. Your continued comments please read my post are annoying. I will block you going forward if this continues.

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  13. Hi,
    Gnome villages are so fun to come across.

    I agree with the comment you left at my blog.. I read news as well. I actually do not watch much TV.

    Thinking Spring!!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the gnomes and that we're in synch on the news! Thanks for the visit.

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  14. I don't do Wordle though I know many who do. Love the blanket, and the gnomes.

    God bless.

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  15. Another lovely blanket on the go. I'm crocheting large granny square blankets at the moment using up my leftover yarn, I'm sure someone will be thankful of them. Yes, I do Wordle each day, and also Nerdle, the number version.

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  16. Thanks for the visit Jo, appreciate it. I haven't heard about Nerdle, the number version. I might check it out; though I really don't need another diversion, if you know what I mean.

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  17. I have not joined the Wordle craze and think I will be OK if I continue on the path. Good luck with all of your projects and exercise.

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    1. Thanks for the visit, appreciated. I sorta wish I hadn't started the Wordle, and have thought about stopping it. Time will tell.

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  18. What a fun surprise that little village must have been to discover along your path. I too am anxious to get back outside - weather is finally beginning to allow it :-)

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    1. Join me in chanting Spring, Spring, Spring...maybe we force the issues, lol. Thanks for the visit.

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  19. I've certainly had finishitis. :D

    I hear you re: good weather. It's fairly easy where I live to get out and about on a bike. At present, riding is easier on me than walking. I tend to ride around town a lot. I haven't done a plank in a few days. I suspect next time I'm in the position it will that much more difficult!

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    1. Glad you're able to get out and bike, it is I think easier on some joints and such good exercise. I know what you mean, when you skip some days it's harder to planks, but even if not daily; it all helps. Keep up the good work.

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