Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bits and Pieces

A few random items today:
  • FLAG AFGHAN:  Thanks  to  everyone  who  gave  me  an opinion about my new flag afghan,  as to whether I should add a Colorado flag (home) at the beginning or end.  I'd never thought of it, but it's true: while I think I'll still be living in Colorado when the afghan is finished, one never knows.  If you had told me 15 years ago that I would be an American citizen living in the Denver area I would have asked you what you've been smoking, but here I am, and I love it.  So, the first flag will be Colorado's, and the last block, well, we'll see where I am when I get there.  Undoubtedly it will be years from now.  I'll be graphing a Colorado flag this weekend.
  • INITIAL SWEATERS:  You may remember that I made my Grandson, Braydon, a sweater with the letter "B" on the front.  Many years earlier, I had made a similar sweater for his Mom, Jessica, with a "J" on the front.  What I'd forgotten, however, is that before the "J" sweater I'd made her another one with the letter "M" for her last name.  I came across this picture just a couple of days ago:
Petawawa, Ontario - Jessica, age about 3
  • SOCK YARN AFGHAN  I'm still moving forward with this project and it's as addictive as ever.  I've finished 68 small blocks and 2 large ones.  I still have a very long way to go.  Remember, if you have any 8-yard balls of sock yarn (about the size of a cherry tomato) that you were going to throw out anyway, or toss into your stash and forget about them, I'd love to add them to my afghan. 
  • BRAYDON'S COWBOY SWEATER:  Originally I was going to start this sweater right away, but it's going to be a size 4, and he's only 16 months old, so it'll be a project for later on.  In the meantime, there will be other sweaters for him.
  • PROJECT SPECTRUM:  I plan to knit a pair of socks each month in the color of that month.  I missed doing last month's red socks, getting sidetracked by the watermelon socks.  I don't count them even though they are mostly red.  My plan is to make solid, or almost-solid colored socks.  This month the color is green and I'll start there, catching up with the red ones as I can.
  • MAN VS FOOD:  Have you ever seen this show?  It cracks me up, but not so much for the food, which is amazing and generally in huge portions, but the host, Adam Richland is a natural performer and foodie, and he's hilarious.  I just found out that all three seasons are free to watch on Netflix, so I must indulge (pun intended) this weekend and enjoy a Man vs Food marathon while I knit.  Do I know how to have a good time or what?  (I told you that today's post was going to be random!!)
  • MUSIC:  I'm trying to find a copy of the 2-disc CD "One Way Out" by the Allman Brothers Band (live CD from 2003).  I can't find a reasonably priced copy anywhere.  Specifically, I'm looking for the version of "Trouble No More" that's on this album.  If you can point me to the album or a place where I can buy a download of the song, I'd be grateful.  If you want to hear what this particular version of the song sounds like, go to the H & H Restaurant website and click on the video slideshow (February 21).  Gregg Allman's voice is gripping in this song and Derek Trucks kills on the slide guitar.  In my perfect little dream world, I can play just like that... but in reality, I'll be off to my guitar lesson tomorrow, so there won't be a posting on Thursday.  UPDATE: I found a copy!

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