"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Fridays Feast 6/15/07

I knitted last night. I've been beading so much lately, because of the impending Rathdrum Days, that I just had to take a break. I miss my needles. Come to Mama.....

I picked up the Monkey Sock and couldn't put it down. I am LOVIN' the stitch pattern. 11 rows, but I've actually memorized it. I decided I was gonna keep knitting until I was working on a heel flap. Hurray! I'm halfway through the flap. I changed the pattern here though. I don't like a plain stockinette heel flap. They aren't as durable as the slip stitch heel flap. Not as pretty either.

To do 'my' favorite flap, for the first row you slip the first stitch, then *knit 1, slip the next stitch knitwise. You repeat from * across, ending with a knit 1. For the second row, you slip the first stitch, then purl across the rest of them. If you haven't tried it, do so. I think you'll like it a lot.

Morgan was a DOG yesterday. It doesn't happen very often, but when it does, I celebrate. You see, Morgan was severely abused by his previous owners. When he came home with me, he was 4 pounds under weight, suffering from malnutrition, and scared of everything. If you lifted your hand in his presence, he'd run away and hide. Loud noise? Run away and hide. Man in the room? Run and hide. It broke my heart. He didn't play, didn't bark, never wagged his tail. In fact, he didn't do all the doggish things dogs do. Most of his life was spent hiding under a blanket. His spirit had been beaten into the ground. A broken dog. I think we can safely say he's fixed now.

We had meatloaf for dinner. I usually line the pan with foil before plopping the meat into it for baking. The fat and meat encrusted foil ended up in the garbage after dinner. Guess who dragged it out of the garbage and had a feast? We celebrated.

Speaking of feasting:

Fill in the blank: The best thing about where I live is _the natural beauty. It's like camping all year long. Also, the privacy_…

Create a new name for a deodorant (like “Flower Fresh” or “Shower Scent”).

??? Stink Stopper

What was the last piece of software you installed onto your computer?

Corel Paintshop Pro 11. I've been using version 7 for ages. Sweet Hubby gave me a laptop and I wanted Paintshop on it, but couldn't' find my disks. Was 'forced' to get the new version. It's okay, but as usual, they've changed everything so I'm gonna have to relearn everything. And what the heck happened to 'Gamma Correction' in the color tool bar?

Main Course
If you were to receive a superlative award today beginning with the words ”Most likely to…”, what would the rest of the phrase say?

....die with knitting needles in her hands.

What two colors do you like to wear together?

Purple and Green.

Have a great day!


  1. OK, we will make sure you are buried with your needles :) Great feast.

  2. I'm glad your doggie is starting to come around. Its so hard to see what happens to animals after people abuse/neglect them. Its so sad since all they really want is to be loved.

    Great feast. Happy Friday!