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Friday, June 24, 2022

Knitted Snail Hallow Shawl, The Hearings, TV Watching, Simon Kenton, Davy Crocket and ...

 

Moving on into section 2 with the colorworks area. of Snail Hallow Shawl.  No clue why that's the name of the pattern.  You continue to work increases, every few rows.  The blues and purples are so close I'm finding the color work hard on the eyes, and a bit difficult.  I've done color work before, but with heavier yarn and brighter colors.  So, I'm using one of those lights you were around your neck; (Thank you Sandie P) which seems to be helping.  Still though, can't work on this for very long at a time.

A close up of the color works area..  The shawl my daughter is working on from our gifted kits from Craftys has more contrast in her colors; though we both think it's odd that the kit chose variegated yarn which makes it look like your color blocks are a bit off, rather rather than 2 distinctive colors.

A bit of an example.  This is the start of an afghan I made 4-5 ish years ago using lots of color work.  Some sections are 2 colors, some are 3.  Some areas are lots of texture.   Was using up left overs here, thus the huge variety of color; but...see what I mean about how much more the color work shows up with solid colors that aren't close in color?  Yes, that's my broken foot in the picture.  Couldn't get it out of the way I guess when I snapped the photo.  Was non wearing bearing for awhile and used a walker, then was able to walk around in my boot.  No clue where this was in the long multiple month process.

Yes the exercise continues...some days, lol.  We'll see how things are when I count up my month end jazz.  I feel like it's been lighter, due to weather and travel and yard work; but we'll see.

I watch different TV shows when hubby's not around.  I think he would call this a "chick flick".  This movie is from 2004, though I don't ever remember seeing it advertised nor hearing anyone talking about it.  It's on Amazon Prime, and might be on Netflix as well.  I enjoyed it while sipping wine.  I've always liked Christine Lahti, though she's not in that many movies/shows.  Bryan Brown (who you might remember from Cocktail with Tom Cruise) is always a favorite and adds to anything he's in.  Abby Brammell (who I only knew from years later when she was in The Unit), is also in the movie.  The title is a bit misleading.....until it isn't.  


Shocked?  A book that's not about World War II, but it is historical.  Very historical!! The Frontiersmen by Allan W. Eckert is absolutely fascinating, all 31 hours of the audio book.  Living in Ohio, who's family hailed from Chillicothe, the stronghold of once impressive Shawnee Village it took on special meaning for me.  There are many places in Ohio and Kentucky where this book travels that I've been to.  As a child Daniel Boone and Davy Crocket were my hero's.  I had a coon skin cap, though as an adult learned that my hero Davy Crocket did not wear one in real life, only in the movies and on tv.  Davy is in the book as well as Simon Kenton.  Simon is the main character and while I knew he was the famous Indian Fighter and from Ohio, which I learned in 7th grade Ohio History ( a favorite class and teacher); I learned much more from this book.  I've been to the outdoor theater Tecumseh and Blue Jacket.  They both loom large in this book as well.  Put this on your list folks.

I've not worked on either of the asymmetrical scarves, as I'm currently focused on The Snail Hallow Shawl, and watching and listening to The Hearings.  January 6th and all that lead up to that.. is .such a dark period in the history of our country and it's democracy.

69 comments:

  1. Kudos to you for execising, and for crocheting lovely items!
    Judging by the picture, and by the title (Revenge of the middle aged woman) , the movie looks quite promising.

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    1. Let me know if you watch the movie, I enjoyed it. Thanks for the visit.

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  2. As a kid I used to watch Daniel Boone on tv, he was played by Fess Parker. Hard to believe I remember, it popped in to my head as soon as I read your post. :)
    Have a great weekend.

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    1. I did too, his Indian friends name was Mingo. Before that there was the Walt Disney Davy Crocket show, and I can still sing the song. If you enjoyed that, read or listen to the book...I think you'll really enjoy it.

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  3. The shawl looks interesting but it does seem tedious! I'll have to look for that movie on Netflix. Sounds interesting!

    betty

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    1. Let me know what you think if you watch the movie. Tedious is a good word to describe the shawl. Working on it during daylight helps a lot; but often that's not when I have the time to sit down and work on it, lol

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  4. Anonymous10:13 AM

    Sent this same comment through the Name and URL as requested but I am not sure that works for me.

    I, too, have spent time with my projects while watching the hearings, and I agree - a very dark period in our history - I personally fear we are still in that darkness as more and more disturbing facts are revealed. Let’s hope we come out of this as a stronger more unified nation ... however long that takes.

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    1. Shoot. Not sure why your name and url aren't working. Perhaps you can do a hyperlink, so I know whom you are and can visit your blog back. I can't show you here how to do a hyperlink, as it would turn into a hyper link and you'll not see the actual code. This is the best I can do. without the space I'm leaving, trying not to make this a link. Right after the >you put the name of your blog followed by (again without spacing) If these directions don't work, try google for hyperlink. Or contact me via the contact link on this blog and I'll help you. Thanks for the visit and I so agree. So much is coming up about Jan 6, it's frightening and then some.

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  5. Your creativity is wonderful and always helps to deal with 'what is' ~ we have a bit of control but not much ~ Xo


    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Right you are Carol, we need an outlet to help keep us sane. We have so little control over so many things.

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  6. ...I should exercise more often than I do. This morning we went to the park to take pictures, that should count!

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    1. No doubt you had to walk around to take the pictures, so yes...that counts. One day at a time, one step at a time.

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  7. Those blues are so pretty. Loved the hamster wheel cartoon!

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    1. I got a kick out of the cartoon as well. I used to have a stepper that often was a handy place to hang close, so it hit home, lol.

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  8. The hamster with wheel cartoon hits close to home! :D

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    1. It did for me as well. Used to have a stepper that held quite a bit, lol

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  9. Yard work counts as exercise. And sometimes vigorous exercise. Something I keep reminding myself.
    Loving your work, and I am glad that the light helps a bit at least.
    And thank you for the book and movie features...

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    1. Right you are about yard work. Particularly in the heat.

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  10. Sandy you and your daughter have very very talented fingers. When I crochet I love how the variegated yarn forms such pretty patterns. Folks not crafty think I have created a very intricate pattern. LOL
    Oh no a broken foot. Ouch. I hope and prayer your healing is progressing steadily. Nothing broken here but I have a medial collateral ligament strain. Yep I got that walking way too vigorously on and EMW
    Hugs cecilia

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    1. The broken foot was several years back, so all healed now. But, I hear ya on walking too vigorously. I've slowed down when I walk nowdays. I know what you mean about variegated yarn, it's so fun to see how it shakes out.

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  11. I hadn't heard of that movie, but I'll definitely check it out. Even though there are so many shows, I feel like it's an abundance of nothing! We're watching Gentleman Jack on HBO max, which is a quirky period series about a female landowner who prefers the ladies. I wasn't so sure about it at first, but it's kind of grown on me.

    Glad that you are able to move a bit in the boot! I had a broken ankle and foot last summer, so I feel your pain.

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    1. Agree on lots of nothing to watch. Will make a note of Gentleman Jack. I like period pieces.

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  12. Oh, that sounds like an interesting book. I also had Ohio History in 7th grade. I remember visiting Chillicothe as a kid. Some of my ancestors were from the Athens area.

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    1. My Mothers earlier family was from the Athens area. Chillicothe is such an historic city, so much happened there. I only have one cousin left there now, but still feel such a kinship there.

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  13. Anonymous4:37 PM

    what a wonderful post starting with knitting, continuing with dealing with real life, making art, tv shows and books. I loved Davy crockett on tv and visited Fess Parker winery, seeing him there, on my honeymoon! I love history... but 31 hours? wowza?
    your post is so like all our I Like posts, if you ever want to join our link party let me know!
    I love reading your comments on my blog too... so thought filled and thoughtful
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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    1. Thanks for leaving your name LeeAnna and blog name. Please use name and url and not anonymous in the future. That way you leave a link to your blog. Yes 31 hours sounds like a lot, but it's so interesting it goes quite fast. I thought I did join your link once, but will have to pop over and see.

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  14. I can see how the colour work in the shawl would hurt your eyes and be hard to follow.

    God bless.

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    1. I like the look, but would never put these colors together again...not with these old eyes.

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  15. Oh, you have some good ones in this post! Thanks for giving me a smile. Oh, I'm at the point I just watch Chinese dramas and he had no idea what's going on. 🌈💙🌈❤️Thank you so much for your comments. I always love hearing from you. I did manage to crochet a bucket hat ..although, I don't know if I'm please with it. I had promised a friend a Granny Square striped hat but I haven't finished it yet. Here's to keep cool and a lot of knitting and other stuff going on! Thanks for being here.

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    1. Thanks for the visit, and good luck your crocheted hats and staying cool.

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  16. Oh..lets not get me started on frontiersman..hehehe... Wonderful summer filled post! All the best to your creativity and having an amazing JUNE ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I so enjoyed your post!

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    1. Frontiersmen...makes me smile too and think of perhaps Sam Elliott, lol.

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  17. That color work is very pretty, but I can see why it's so hard!
    I also watch different things when my hubby isn't home. I think I would like that one.

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    1. If you get to watch it, let me know what you think. I'm making progress with the color work, but it's not going to be fast for me.

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  18. Sandy - thanks for your recent visit to my blog! I also watch different programs when my husband is not here. Call the Midwife is one of my favorites. I saw in your profile you are from Ohio - we lived in Cleveland for many years!

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    1. Well hello fellow Ohioan even if you're no longer here. Will get you added to my blog list. I watched a lot of seasons of The Midwife, and thought it was over, then realized it continues. I need to figure out where I left off.

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  19. I really like that cartoon. Reminds me of our treadmill.

    God bless.

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    1. I had a stepper that often held my garments, lol

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  20. I really enjoy reading books when they include places I'm familiar with, it adds to my reading enjoyment somehow. I haven't heard of that film but I'm the same, there are some things I watch when Mick isn't with me, though I have to say that we seem to watch more and more things together these days.

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    1. We do too, only 1 tv; but when he's away on business...I watch different shows.

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  21. Hi Sandy, hope all is well. Doing some catch up today. This book is intriguing to me,since I too am from Ohio, I'm going to see if they have it at my local library, I still enjoy watching Daniel Boone.I'm working on a cardigan in yarn, I'm on the last sleeve. I hope to finish it up, then I'll post about it some time. Take Care.

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    1. Thanks for the visit. Let me know if you read the book what you think. And hello fellow Ohioan!

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  22. That's a lovely shade of blue, but it's a shame the colours make it difficult to work on. I love the hamster wheel cartoon too - there may be a piece of equipment which has cloths and books sitting on it here too! I seem to be better just using a yoga mat - that does get used for the purpose it was intended.
    I've been gardening today and any exercise helps, doesn't it?
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Right you are about the yoga mat! And again with the yard work. It certainly is exercise. Keep at it Ellie.

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  23. I think it’s amazing the works of beauty you can do with yarn and a crochet hook. It is crochet? My daughter in law makes some really nice things too and I admire that. I never learned to crochet well but there’s still time I guess. It be nice winter projects. I make cards but haven’t in awhile and my eyes don’t work like they used to. I need some glasses for up close work. The move and book sound interesting.

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    1. It's knitted, not crochet; but I do that as well...just not as often as knitting. I learned to crochet first but find as I age, it tends to bother my arthritis more than knitting does.

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  24. I'll have to check out that book; it sounds interesting! Loved the cartoon and the photos of your projects. Thanks for visiting my blog, too. Hope you're having a great weekend.

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    1. Always nice to see you Judy, and thanks for the visit.

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  25. How disillusioning to learn that Davy Crockett didn't wear a coon skin cap.

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    1. I know, I was so disappointed when I learned that as an adult years ago.

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  26. Such a pretty color for the shawl. I remember when a man cam to my elementary school when I was around 6 years old. He wore the skin cap and told us his tale. Our teacher thad introduced him to us as Davy Crockett. We truly believed it. Looking back on that now, I highly suspect that it was really just her husband...in a cunning disguise.

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    1. A good way to inject history into the classroom without the students realizing they were learning. I had a few teachers who did things like that too. Very memorable.

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  27. Glad you like the head lamp. Some colors are just so hard to work with. That may be my old eyes. I also was a Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett fan back in the day. I didn't have a coonskin cap tho. I can still hear the theme song in my head!

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    1. I remember the song as well. At least our hero's were real life hero's and not sports people. I wonder if kids today have hero's like we did.

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  28. Love seeing your knitting. The color work looks very interesting and your old piece is amazing as well. Knitting can be so soothing, but I have not been able to really finish projects. I alternate between too many crafts, sewing and projects. Love your book recommendations.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, much appreciated. I'm trying to get better about getting things finished; but I have many projects, that have been tucked away; so I relate.

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  29. As has happened more than once, Hollywood has influenced the lives of people and myth has become reality. Those who started to wear coonskin caps probably look back at old pictures and realize just how silly they looked!

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    1. I always assumed the coon skin hats would have been warm, and another way to use up all parts of the animal; but was surprised when I learned Davy didn't wear one.

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  30. You fill your time well - with a variety of pleasantries. I really like that striking blue at the top of this post.
    Take care, Sandy.

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    1. The blue is very pretty. I'm surprised how much the light variegation actually shows up. Until I started knitted with it, I thought it looked pretty solid.

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  31. I really like the third photo. pattern in amazing.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Thanks Dora, always enjoy your visits.

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  32. I was a little shocked the book wasn't about WW II but it still sounds like an excellent choice. Good luck on the snail hallow shawl. Take care.

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    1. LOL, on the book not being WWII. Thanks for the good luck on the shawl, I need it.

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  33. Hope you have a good 4th weekend ❤️💙❤️

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    1. You as well ellie. Thanks for the visit.

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  34. Coming along nicely.

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  35. Now that is a book I am going to have to check out! I have an ancestor who married a sister of Simon Kenton. I guess that makes him my uncle a few generations back. I generally watch different shows when my husband isn't around too. I like British shows like Call the Midwife and Father Brown.

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