In the news this week, there has been a family lost and found and I think that's pretty good reason to celebrate. A family of three in southwest of Portland, Oregon was lost in a forest for 6 days surviving on only stream water when they went out mushroom hunting. Search parties went after them when they hadn't returned to their campsite. They were finally found and airlifted to a nearby hospital, and after the entire ordeal only suffered a sprained ankle, minor frost bite, and a back injury between all three of them. They were certainly lucky to be found, especially since it is said that they would not have been able to survive for more than two more days out there. I don't know them, but I'm thankful they are safe.
I have to say that this week I've definitely had my mood ups and downs, but I have been enjoying a number of things. One of them is All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee that I just finished. Can I just say that I would like to be her friend? Stephanie, if you're out there, let me know. For those of you familiar with Big Bang Theory, I think Stephanie could play the Penny to my Amy Farrah Fowler. Stephanie lives in Toronto, I live close enough. Stephanie likes knitting, I like knitting. Stephanie needs closets, I have spares. I'm just sayin'....we could make it work. This book was so entertaining, I even began reading a chapter here and there to the Mister and we shared a giggle. Each chapter stands independantly of the rest of the book which makes it great for reading in fits and starts as I tend to do each lunch hour. I wholly recomend this book, it is light and funny, touching and sincere and it certainly resonated with me.
And when I'm on lunch reading the Yarn Harlot and the like, what else am I doing? Eating? Yeah I guess, but more imporatantly, knitting! I've been ploughing through Mr. Frogged's socks (but that means on size 11 feet that I'm about half way to the heel turn. I really like working on them though. So much so that I'm fairly sure it's safe to say that they were calling to me over the weekend. I make a point of only working on them when I am out of the house because they are my portable knit project, and I have other things on the go around here that don't travel as easily. Lately I've been thinking about knitting on them all the time. I was at three different parties this past weekend, and at all of the parties I couldn't help but think, "Would it be inappropriate to knit here?" Unfortunately, the answer was pretty resoundingly yes it would be inappropriate to knit here. Here's my progress.
|What a cosy toe?|
I've also been taking some time to be with my pets this week. Tonka has been going to daycare three days a week since I began my new job and it leaves him equal parts cuddly and exhausted.
We gave our hedgehog, Penny (Penelope Pricklesworth), a bath tonight and some TLC. Penny is a conundrum of creatures because by nature she quite frankly does not care to be doted on. She's nocturnal and perfectly happy to not be bothered by us, but today we just had to brave her prickly temper and soap her up. I think she's the happier for it, even though she totally bit the Mister - hehehe.
This is going to seem quite abrupt, but frankly, I had homework due at midnight yesterday and I am so tired, I'm falling asleep while I type. So on that note, Happy Crafting one and all, and I will try to complete this post tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting.