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Saturday, July 09, 2022

Day by Day, Progress is Slow

 

Making headway with the Snail Hallow Shawl.  The colorworks section is 9 repeats and I'm part way through the 4th repeat.  Bad lightening when I took this picture, which is also why it's slow going.  We've had rain, making the house darker, which makes working on this harder, even with my special neck light.


Close up of the color works section that continues to get wider as there are several increase rows within the 12 row repeat.  


Another of the moves I watched on Amazon Prime while hubby was away on a business trip.  I've always liked Pierce Bronson and Emma Thompson and this movie is just plain fun.  They're divorced and get involved in a scheme to retrieve their hard earned retirement money.  The film was filmed on location in Versailles, Frances and came out in 2013.  I always thought he made a very good James Bond, so seeing him in a comedy was a bit different.

Yes here's another World War II book about incredible things women did that until lately no one knew about.  This is a true story that takes place in the Jewish Ghetto's of Poland.  A cadre of Jewish Women (some only in their teens), transform Jewish Youth Groups into resistance cells to fight The Nazis.  The book is a New York Times Best Seller, received The Natwional Jewish Book Award,, The NPR Best Book, and The Canadian Literary Book AWard.  All the awards were in 2021.

Still working on exercises.  Plan to double my efforts in July.  So, wish me luck.

No headway on either of the asymmetrical scarves, but hope to as time goes on.



50 comments:

  1. The Light of Days sounds to be right up my very broad reading street. Thank you.
    Good luck with the exercises. I am continuing to work in the garden and claim it as my daily exercise.

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    1. Keep up with gardening, it is indeed exercise. I had a long travel day with lots of steps from the airports, but am need in of doing yoga and planks which I've not done in a few days. It's a process.

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  2. I know about slow process.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Slow progress is better then no progress, so we just keep at it. Sipping coffee as we speak.

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  3. Good lighting makes such a difference when getting projects done.

    God bless.

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    1. Truly it does, even if you're setting next to a light, it's not as good as natural light.

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  4. Now that we have 2 Smart tvees, we recently subscribed to Amazon Prime. I'll look for that movie I like both Pierce and Emma. You are making better progress on your project than I am on my. Of course mine is a sweater vest. Hard to get excited about. The last two weeks each day has been 95 or hotter with very oppressive heat index. BUT we had 3" of rain and cooler temps over the weekend.
    Hugs Cecilia

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    1. A sweater vest will feel good in the fall and winter, but right you are hard to get excited about it when it's hot outdoors, but keep at it. We'll both eventually get there.

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  5. Sandy I just watched The Love Punch. I Absolutely loved it laughed out loud so many times. Thank you for recommending it. Pierce and Emma really have a great chemistry and are both quite funny.
    Hugs and night night
    Cecilia

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it, and agree they do have good chemistry. Apparently he thinks she's really funny. I read that in an interview he did. They like working together.

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  6. Hello,
    Thank you for another Good Read.. I added it to my list.
    I am a fan of Emma Thompson. :-)

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    1. Hope you enjoy the book, and agree Emma Thompson is excellent.

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  7. Thanks, Sandy ~ for stopping by ~ and saying hi ~ I am doing ok ~ getting some things done ~ meditating, yoga, a dummy for possible book ~ taking walks connecting with people like you who. care ~ have good friends ~ online and in life ~
    The book sounds like a possible good read ~ movieW ~ may be ~ will see ~ Thanks, again ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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    1. Sounds like you're keeping busy. Good luck with the possible book. That sounds exciting.

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  8. Slow and steady still gets you to the finish line. Thanks for the book review and our library has it. :)

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    1. Glad your library has the book, think you'll enjoy it. Slow is steady is my path. As my Dad used to say, one foot, the other foot, and then repeat.

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  9. Wishing you luck with the exercise :)

    betty

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    1. Thanks Betty it's a day by day situation.

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  10. Even though progress is slow the shawl looks good. Both book and film sound interesting:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie for the kind words, much appreciated. Let me know if you read the book or watch the movie what you think.

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  11. I love movies that are light-hearted and make me laugh. And, I like both celebs. I will have to see if it's on DVD. Your handwork is great. I do love the colors you chose.

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    1. I like light hearted fun movies as well, and boy do we all need laughs right now. Enjoy

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  12. Slow but steady! Steadiness is an important thing in any process.
    Haven't heard about the acclaimed book on the jewish women's activity in the ghettos of Poland. Thanks for the info.

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    1. I think you'll enjoy the book, let me know if you read it. Thanks for the visit.

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  13. That book sounds like one I'd enjoy. I've requested it and another by the same author which also sounds interesting. Thanks for mentioning her.

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    1. Hope you enjoy it, I'll have to look for her other books as well.

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  14. LOVE PUNCH does look like a fun one. Hope your July is going well and all the projects are progressing. Thanks for your comment. It is always interesting to get everyone's perspective on a problem.

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    1. Thanks Ellie, July is moving along too fast.

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  15. The snail hallow shawl is coming along nicely. Good job. I might have to check out that movie as it sounds like a good one for me and Mrs. Shife. Good luck finding those exercises.

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    1. I think Mrs. Shife would like the movie, make it a date night. Thanks for the kind words about the shawl.

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  16. Your knitting is coming along nicely and bad light is certainly a problem for photography and doing ones work.

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    1. Right you are about lighting. Funny when I was younger it was less of a problem.

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  17. Emma Thompson is good whatever she stars in, not such a fan of Pearce Brosnan, he always seems a bit wooden to me. I have seen the film though and enjoyed it. Your shawl coming along nicely, it's always hard to get a good photo of knitting I think.

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    1. Thanks for the visit Maggie, glad you enjoyed the film. And I agree, colors are often off with knitting and or trying to lay things out when they're on the needles is a job.

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  18. ...being dyslexic reading has always been difficult for me, it was never a pleasure. Thanks Sandy for stopping by.

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    1. Try audio books, that's about all I do nowdays. I find them very enjoyable.

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  19. I've never heard of that movie but I do like Emma Thompson so I'll look out for that. I want to see her latest movie too.

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    1. I want to see her lastest one as well. REally like her and the previews look good.

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  20. Pierce Brosnan was my favourite James Bond.

    God bless.

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  21. Enjoy your summer; the projects will always be there. I don't think you will need them for a while anyway. I will have to watch that movie as I do love both Pierce and Emma.

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    1. Right you are about not needing the projects anytime soon. I hope you enjoy the movie.

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  22. Sandy - thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! Any movie with Emma Thompson is one I need to see! So I made a note about The Love Punch - my husband will be out of town in August and I need to stock up on my lady movies!

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    1. Perfect time to watch it. Let me know what you think.

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  23. The WW2 book by Batalion sounds very intriguing.
    I really like the knitting you've done thus far. The shape of the piece at present reminds me of bunting (which I love).

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    1. Thanks Bea. If you read the book let me know what you think.

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  24. I have no idea why this post suddenly appeared in my feed today (July 22). You’d think we wouldn’t have issues, both having Blogspot blogs!

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    1. Agree and also confused. I do have less issues blogspot to blogspot vs blogspot to wordpress though.

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  25. I have seen a lot of Emma Thompson being interviewed of late and I love her.; she is hilarious. Pierce Brosnan is a favourite of mine, too. I think I will have to read this book. Sounds like a goody.

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    1. Movie. Don't know if there's a book.

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