I Dropped Off The Internet For A Bit

But I’m still in the real world. Expect a disjointed post. I’m not sure I can stick to a single topic.

I think we can all agree that the world continues to be wacky. I wouldn’t even know where to begin if I was to slap my opinion up here today. So much is bad or worse than bad. And that doesn’t include the Russia Ukraine situation. How about the bio labs? Do we even know if what we are being told is all the facts?

The Husband and I have been busy with garden planning. He is planning to enlarge the container garden so we ordered seeds. Then we went to many thrift stores looking for his choice of containers: totes aka my preferred yarn storage method. While The Husband hunted for large totes I wandered through the household section and discovered a fairy lamp (see photo above). I’ve seen these on the thrifting videos I watch but didn’t expect to see one (or 4) hanging on the shelves. They’re so cute with a little LED candle votive inside. I’m almost (but not really) hoping for a power outage so I can enjoy the glow.

I haven’t knit more than a few rows. I think about it every single day but end up reading, playing a game on my phone or watching tv. Casapinka is starting a sweater KAL, The Panic Sweater, March 19. It’s an oversized top down textured pullover done in dk weight yarn. I have in the stash yarn that would work well so I’m thinking about knitting a swatch. That’s all I’m willing to commit to.

While we are talking about yarn. One of the thrift stores the Husband wanted to visit was just around the corner from Hobby Lobby. I haven’t been to Hobby Lobby in an eon. Sadly we don’t have a local one so I have to squeeze a visit in when we are going somewhere else. Anyway I’d seen that they have a 100% merino wool called Authentic Hand-Dyed by Yarn Bee so I added it to my list of things to look at. The minute I saw meteorites delight I was a goner. The bright colors with the gray spoke to me. I think I’ll knit a cowl, eventually. Believe it or not that skein is the only thing I bought.

So how’s everything with you? Are you crafting? Are you ready for spring? I know I am.

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15 Responses to I Dropped Off The Internet For A Bit

  1. LDSVenus says:

    I haven’t knitted since I finished the scarf that was a belated Chirstmas gift either, I guess the last of the S.A.D. as the winter disappears and spring appears with more light. Guess waiting for the world to get back to normal is a pipe dream, sigh. And no, I doubt very highly that we have been told anything close to about the labs, but we will save that for another day.

    That lamp is really pretty! I really should go occasionally and check out our thrift stores. Sometimes there are real treasures there. Hope all your gardening does very well this year.

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  2. kathyreeves says:

    So glad to see your post! I was going to send you a message on revelry Sunday, and up pops your post. The world has indeed gone crazy, and I think anyone without access to a garden is likely to be getting hungry come fall. The powers that be have a plan, and most of us are not to be included. I hope you have been able to stock up on essentials, and that the garden is prolific this summer! We are in need of some spring snows here….while I hate the thought of shoveling, 20-30 inches between now and April 30 are needed.

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  3. Laura Kate says:

    I have a small warning about the yarn you just purchased. I bought two of these skeins a week ago. One of them was a total mess and wouldn’t go on the swift properly. I ended up winding the ball by hand off the skein while simultaneously untangling it. It also is throwing off a lot of fuzz. I don’t expect the knitted garment to hold up very well.

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  4. Marsha says:

    Thrifting is so much fun. It is amazing what treasures you can find. Your fairy light is certainly one of those treasures. Congrats on only buying one skein of yarn at Hobby Lobby. You are very disciplined. I was hoping to find a photo of the Panic Sweater. Sounds like my type of garment….oversized and easy.

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  5. Glad to see you back here! I have been thinking about you 🙂 Sounds like you are having fun thrifting and getting ready for spring!

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  6. ReginaMary says:

    Like you, I am bogged down with life right now and when I have a free moment, all I want to do is sleep. The fact that I feel this way in the evening helps, but I am still not sleeping as well as I would like. Some days, if I have free time, I feel paralyzed with thinking about all the things I want to do but never have the time or energy. It’s a vicious cycle. It is good to hear from you under any circumstance.

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  7. I was wondering where you’d gotten to, thought maybe you were being reprogrammed or something. 🙂 I finished a crocheted shawl and last night wound up some yarn for an amigurumi thingie to try. Then I put it aside and worked on a snuffle mat because tying fleece strips was mindless.

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  8. Stefanie says:

    Why have to wait for an outage? You can turn off the lights, enjoy your new lamp, and sip from a cup of tea.

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