Lion Brand Wool Ease Yarn, Musings

I have used Lion Brand Wool Ease yarn for several of my projects over the years, from an afghan that took over a decade to finally finish to what I imagine will be my heirloom blanket.  However, it wasn’t until my latest project that I began to appreciate the yarn itself for its colors and its softness.

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis, My Thoughts

The Syrian Refugee Crisis is all over the news.  How can you not be aware of what is going on in Syria, even if you don’t understand what the conflict is all about?  I’m sure that you have heard of the attacks that happened in Paris, France last Friday.  And no doubt you have drawn your own conclusions about who did it and what must be done to prevent it from happening again, possibly closer to home next time.

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My Biggest Crocheting Complaint

I love crocheting.  I really do.  There is a challenge in deciphering instructions that makes the cogs in my brain creak and turn.  It’s calming once I’ve stopped raging at what feels like my own stupidity when I’ve frogged the first few rows for the fifteenth time and it starts looking more like the finished project.  Then as the project grows before my eyes, I find myself being amazed at the creativity I possess, gaining confidence with myself as a human being.

Now for the downside…

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Stop the Southern Reliability Link!

Southern Reliability Link

Part of the Union Transportation Link during autumn

Almost every Thursday I walk with a friend up and down a short stretch of the Union Transportation Trail, a beautiful trail that was once part of a railroad that ran between Pemberton and Hightstown.  Besides good conversations, we enjoy the flora and fauna that surrounds us.  There are several streams that flow under the bridges we cross.  I often stop to take photos of the various plants we come across.  It’s a small gem hidden away in a bustling state that people normally associate with city life.  However, this is all being threatened by a proposed high-pressure gas line that will run close by if it is allowed to be constructed.

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The Seraphina Shawl Lights up the Skies

I finally finished one of the Seraphina Shawls I did in Lion Brand Homespun Harvest.  Whatcha think?  She’s so fuzzy!  Almost too fuzzy as she is shedding more than the rabbits are.

My Harvest Seraphina Shawl

My Harvest Seraphina Shawl

Since the yarn is so thick it didn’t take much time.  But she did gobble up almost five skeins of yarn!  And now that I have the pattern memorized, it was so easy!  All I can do is gush about my new friend.

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Concentration and Teaching the Basics

Have you ever tried to concentrate with two rambunctious bunnies causing trouble and making a racket?  It’s not easy.  One is bounding all over the living room like a drunken ping pong ball while the other is nibbling away at one of the plastic tunnels even though she knows she shouldn’t.  If they weren’t so darn cute, it would be rabbit stew for dinner.  (Just kidding!)

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I’ve cut half of the cord!

Not the whole cord, mind you, just half.  I still need the other half to try to get my blog going.  I called my cable company Tuesday evening and cancelled the TV portion of my services.  How does it feel?  Am I feeling the loneliness of not having “live” TV?  Am I loosing my mind?  What am I doing with myself now?

These questions and others will be answered after this short commercial break…

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Trying to Find My Niche

I’ve been hard at work on my teaching senior citizens about computers blog.  I try to write at least one post a day or add to my Table of Contents so I know what my next article should be.  It’s not easy for me to sit and write about computers sometimes.  I don’t want to talk down to my students and I don’t want to go over their heads.  And the posts, as I look back at them, seem hollow and without much substantial information.  I want to help people who don’t understand or are afraid of computer, that technology is not difficult.  They can do it.

Am I the one to do it, though?  That’s my question.

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