Friday, April 26, 2013

Color, a day late, and definitely short!

So what would you say if I showed you:



Can you say jewel tones? Rather than "color" I'm attracted to tone. Anything intense, with depth, attracts me. Except for what I've gotten as gifts or in clubs, all the colors I purchase are definitely blues, purples, deep pinks......

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Oooo Shiny.....

I suspect Monkeys (and crows) love shiny things....thus my attraction to ANY knitting with beads. I've been beading for many, many years, however, when I realized that I can also knit and crochet with beads all bets were off.

If there was ever a mascot project for a Monkey, it would have to include really shiny things. And the good news is that these pieces have an opposite side.

Yup. These bracelets are "two fers". (The second from the left in the upper photo is actually gray, with a teal blue opposite side showing in the bottom photo.)  And the fun just doesn't ever stop - no washing or blocking necessary!


The House of Monkey

The House of Monkey: Intelligent and with a fun loving side, Monkeys like to be challenged with every project presenting them with something new and interesting.

Makes me sound more intellectual than I am.

I'm supposed to tell readers, why I'm a crafting Monkey.  Well, why else would I knit TWO pink flamingos? Sorry I couldn't find the photo, so you'll have to link to Rav....sigh.

How about these babies.....

Notice one is wearing "earrings" and has eyelashes and "lips". Gifts for my sister and partner.

Now I'm trying to crochet a hexagon bag....but I've not really crocheted anything substantial since, well, seventh grade. But here I'm am making 28 hexagons. bet. But I'm figuring it out.

But when I chose the Monkey, I was thinking more of my state of mind. I feel like I'm all over the place most of the time - and it shows. 

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Blog Week....

I'm going to attempt to take part in the 4th annual blog week. My house is "Monkey". A reflection of my state of mind..........

If you too would like to join in the fun check it out here.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

How many more times....

.... will we have to think about this?

The view yesterday morning outside the ROTC building on campus. I actually wondered for a brief moment why the flag was lowered.

 ETA: It occurred to me that my post may have sounded rather callous. It wasn't. Allow me to explain. As you may imagine on a campus this size we have US and state flag poles all over the place (along with the requisite Nittany Lion). The featured flag standards are outside the administration building, which I'm sure most of you saw on a daily basis about 18 months ago . Some time ago walking down the mall on campus, I noticed those flags at half staff. I was puzzled.  After a little research I found that our Governor will occasionally declare a day in honor of a state resident military person who lost  his/her life while serving. All the flags in the state are lowered to half staff for that day. I don't know how these individuals are chosen for the honor, nor how often it happens, but I think it is a lovely gesture. So momentarily on Monday, I wondered whose "day" it was. Unfortunately, the reality was truly much more grim.