How are you doing today? Having a good week so far? Have you joined in with Sue for her first CAL to make her gorgeous Limpet Mitts? I have my yarn and hook ready to go, but I have packed them away to take with me to Columbus, OH this weekend when I go to visit my son. A fun project to make on my trip I'd say. I am very excited, and can I add I am going all by myself!!!!! So this will be my last post until next week and I have a few things that have been on my mind. Let me say from the start I hope I do not offend anyone, these are my feelings and mine alone.
You know I love blogging, I love the friendships I have made, the places I have visited and the amazing creativity I have seen. The thing I don't like about blogging, besides word verification which truly messes with my aging eyes, is that it sometimes feels like a bit of a popularity contest. And that makes me feel like I am back in high school which to be honest was not my favorite time in life. That is why I do not do awards on my blog. I am so touched that someone has thought about me in a positive light, but I don't want to hurt any one's feelings by not including them. This year the blog around the world hop was very big, I did not want to join in as I just did not want anyone to feel left out, or that I did not value them enough to pick them. I think I might be a bit oversensitive about all of this, I just feel everyone should feel included and valued, and that one blog is not more important than the next, and that definitely includes mine. Does this make sense or do I sound like a rambling fool? I don't like lists of favorites, the best blogs for this and that, I want everyone to feel important, that they matter. I have said before if you are not on my blog roll and you want to be let me know because I would sure like to have you. We should all be kind towards each other, and that includes helping everyone feel special, like they belong just as much as everyone else. And of course that kindness should be extended to comments. Many of my friends have had such negative comments lately, I have been blessed as far as comments go but know my turn is coming. Be kind, treat each blogger with respect and comment in a positive light or don't comment at all. Now you don't have to agree with everything, but there is a way to state your position without being rude or negative.
Okay I will stop with my little lecture now. Those thoughts have been swirling in my head for sometime now and I just had to get them out.
Onto Simple Garter Stitch Slippers pair number two. Made from delicious Malabrigo Rios in the color Teal Feather. I had forgotten how much I love Malabrigo yarn. It is soft, yummy and oh so fun to work with.
I know you are thinking these are blue and not teal, well in this picture that is correct, but in real life they are greenish/teal. I made them too big as I wasn't thinking clearly. They are for my friend Lynda who is getting the woven dishtowels and dishcloths. Her feet are bigger than mine, and due to neuropathy from the chemotherapy she is taking they are sore. And her toenails are an issue from the same medication so I am hoping they are comfortably big on her but not too big. She needs room and comfort but not clown slippers if you know what I mean.
This is the real color. I tried the crochet border on them and just hated it, I felt it was all wonky and wobbly. So off it came and buttons were added instead. Now I have started a cowl for her and will make her a hat and I will be done with useful presents for her. Thank goodness she appreciates homemade things.
While I am gone my sister Claudia will be having a birthday. Actually it is on the 21st if you would be so kind as to wish her a great day for me.
And if you have a positive thought to spare could you send it to Mr. 21 who will be in a swim meet this weekend. And I might need one or two so I don't get upset about his swimming, or the coach, or the lack of coaching, I usually am a nervous wreck at these meets, I need to be calm. You bet I will have yarn in my hands to help me through it all.
Thank you for letting me vent. Now I need to go pack my projects, download audiobooks and pack some warm clothes. Have a great rest of the week.