Wednesday, December 19, 2012

snippets, and some thoughts.

just a peek into my life lately...

cabled owl hexipuffs beekeeper's quilt
I learned to knit cables!  Yay!  I don't know why I thought cabling was going to be completely terrifying, but it took me nine or ten years of knitting to try it.  And y'know what?  It's totally not difficult or scary.  Naturally I had to make some cabled hexipuffs!

church doors
pretty iron scrollwork on church doors

poppy clementines
One of my very favorite fruits is now in season-- clementines!  And how darn cute is the Poppy logo?  

black cat green eyes
This sweet kitty found me when I was walking back from my knitting group last week.  She was so affectionate that she started following me after I had been petting her for a few minutes and I had to say, "You can't come with me, I have two kitties!  You have your own family, kitty!"  What a sweetheart.

On a more somber note, my heart goes out to everyone affected by the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut--and I think pretty much everyone has been affected.  I still can't even fathom how something like that could happen.  So please-- hug people and tell them how much they mean to you at every opportunity.  Be a little more kind than is strictly necessary.  And let's work toward finding a way to prevent atrocities like this.  I've been pretty appalled with reactions to this tragedy that I've seen on Facebook and Twitter and around the blogosphere, especially those claiming that these events are some sort of divine revenge for living in a diverse nation with diverse beliefs.  Let's just stop that train of thought before it leaves the station, because historically, blaming a country's problems on a religious  group (or non-religious, as the case may be) hasn't led to anything good.  Instead, let's focus on finding concrete ways to make sure horrors like this are prevented in the future.

7 comments:

  1. Such pretty cables they are too. Kitty is such a cutie with her little white spot. You are obviously more restrained than I am, I would probably have tried to take kitty home with me.

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    1. Aw, thank you! And I would be lying if I said the thought of becoming a three-cat home didn't cross my mind. 'Cause if a kitty tries to follow you home, you have to take it in, right? It's just the right thing to do! :) I don't think Cocoa and the Buckster would have been pleased with a new addition though.

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  2. Well done on learning cables! Both the puffs are adorable, the owl one is such a good idea!

    Such a pretty kitty, I love fluffy cats!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kelsey! I love how squishy the cables make the hexipuffs, I just want to snuggle up with a big bunch of them. And yes! Fluffy kitties are so sweet and soft, and this one had the cutest little meep of a meow.

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    2. I am so happy that you finally tried cables! They are so much fun!! I had tried them after only knitting for 3 months. I love them. You can make some many beautiful things. I am looking forward to doing some celtic cables. I just have to figure out what I want to make first!! And it is true that if a Kitty follows you home, you have to adopt them! lol It certainly seems that way!

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