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I Finished A Sweater! Naturally There Will Be No Photographic Evidence

Books by color  Birdsong from A View from Sierra County tagged me with the Sixth Picture meme...

The directions are:

*Go to your sixth picture folder and pick your sixth picture.
*Pray you remember the details.
*Tag five others
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The directions didn't include pesetering your tagger to explain the concept of picture folders but after that was clear to me, I realized that I did - sort of - have picture folders. Just not enough pictures in folders six or seven (I had three pictures in folder six, thought I'd skip the canned picture folder and try seven - I had one in that one. Whoops.) So I picked the sixth picture from My Pictures.

And that picture is the result of the artistic vision of Chris Cobb going hog wild with 20,000 volumes of used books at Adobe Bookstore in San Francisco back in 2004. (All independent and other booksellers are now cringing in horror and recognition. "Do you know the name of a book I read [eons ago] at [miles away]? The cover was green. [said more hopefully than helpfully])") (NPR piece)

Selfishly I will tag the people whose pictures I love, MrsPao of Mumblings, Felicia of Fluffy Flowers, NeedleDancer of Knitting in the Shadows, Marina at Stranded on Fair Isle, and Bookfool.

Harlequin Found at Anne's:

Your result for The Who Would You Be in 1400 AD Test...

The Harlequin

You scored 37% Cardinal, 46% Monk, 38% Lady, and 38% Knight!

You are a mystery, a jack-of-all-trades. You have the king's ear, but also listen to murmurings of the common folk. You believe in the value of force and also literature. Truly you are the puzzlement of the age.

Take The Who Would You Be in 1400 AD Test at HelloQuizzy (picture fromPeople Play UK - Harlequin in England).

I'd post the pictures of my progress on the Curve of Pursuit - I'm starting to use a skein in each quarter, the miniscule yet steady progress on Mary Tudor, the basic box shawl that I've gotten an awful lot done at stoplights  -  the UNBELIVEABLY completed Lace Edged Elegance, but as it turns out, somewhere in the move, I've lost my camera cord. Grrr.

Nerissa & her sloths_edited  Like many others, I was shocked and saddened to hear about Dewey. I piocture her happily at the base of a mountain of To Be Read books but I still can't wrap my head around the awful news.

Nerissa (the niece) says "Everyhing can be helped with the help of one's sloths." I think she takes after my side of the family.

Comments

Chris

That is a great picture! Hee hee - I worked at B Dalton's over a holiday season or two and I actually figured out one of those obscure customer references. The Wicked Pigeon Ladies in the Garden, if you're curious.

I was really shocked to read about Dewey, too. :(

Lorraine

Carrie- I don't want to know who I was in the 1400's in case it was someone nasty.

Julia

Oh, I'd love to know if I was someone nasty in 1400 AD. It might explain a few things. Darned camera cords! I never knew about Dewey - apparently you rabid readers have a secret blog life of which I am unaware. I saw a good book-related quote today that would make a nice epitaph - "She never knew her left from right and was profligate around bookstores." Hee.

kmkat

Library patrons say stuff like that all the time. And a really good librarian can figure out what book they mean.

Shelving books by color. Huh.

Marina

Don't make me send you PMs on behalf of MaryT. She wants to be finished!

My sixth pic in my sixth album is a chart to Russian River. Don't think She would appreciate my posting it. I could rename the album so it is not the 6th.

Stacey

Just where do you find a stuffed sloth? I neeeeeed one! :D Happy Friday!

Karen

I love that picture...all the blocks of color from the books...maybe I'll organize mine that way since right now they aren't organized at all!

Brigitte

:( about Dewey!

I'm a Knight. Sure I am.

Why no picture of your FO?

Bridget

Love the Nerissa picture - she is a pretty girl!

I would be a Prioress, and apparently be declared a saint after my death. Which seems very unlikely, I must say ...

Amanda Cathleen

Love that picture! That has to be a beautiful bookstore to be in, and I quite like the organizing style :-)

stupid camera cord, I'm always loosing mine (along with my mind, but that's another story)

Miss T

Waiting quietly in the corner for knitting photos...

Amy

You should check out Book Lady's Blog (http://thebookladysblog.com/). She has several hilarious entries about working at a big-box book retailer and the really stupid things customers have said and done.

Cookie

You can't mention a finished sweater without going into some kind of detail!

Love that photo.

Rachel

Yeah, I'm thinking I'm going to need photographic evidence!

But those books!! All those lovely books!!

Sonya

Hmmmm... trying to figure out which sweater reached FO status. I always want to shelve books by size. I hate having big books next to itty bitty books that get lost behind the big ones.

I don't know if I want to know who I would have been in the 1400s. Probably some work-like-a-dog farm woman.

Jennifer

What a sweet picture!

Jocelyn

Love the cat picture! I'm tempted to take that quiz, but I always have decided opinions about which one I want to be and am disappointed when they don't work out :)

Bev

In the 1400s I am a Lady. How boring is that? Sorry to hear about your blog friend. My heart goes out to all.

Birdsong

Wow, I love that photo... though I can see that people at bookstores will cringe:) I look the quiz and would have been a Prioress...hmm.

Chris

Congrats on the sweater! I wonder who I was in the 1400's??

CarolyninAlaska

Visually, I like the way the books are organized by color, but if I did that I would never be able to find anything!

I am a monk (prioress)... how absolutely boring!
I actually thought I would be a serf, but they didn't have that category ;-)

Tim Rooch

The stuffed sloths may no longer be available. The one Nerissa is on is actually a hand puppet, with a hole in its back to control its mouth. The feet have Velcro so it can hang. We had it hanging from a lamp until we had to move the table the lamp sat on to accommodate a lovely cat tree. I was able to find a place for all the other stuff, and just put the sloths on the couch and, as a cat, Nerissa adopted the sloths. They may be on the couch for the long while. I found it for My Beloved at a very expensive toy store near Trader Joe's in the East Bay. It was probably the cheapest thing there, except for marbles. The little one to the left is a Beanie Baby My Beloved got for me at a drug store a few years ago. It's our only Beanie Baby. He got it because we believe the sloth is our totem animal. A deadly sin and a cute mammal in one. We have also been lucky enough to see two live sloths at two different zoos this year. We have a third stuffed sloth, not pictured, that Carrie had made for us. I can't remember who did it for her to give to us, but it's cute. She'd probably tell you privately.

SiL

Opal

I'm a lady. *snort*

I love that picture of Hez. That is Hez right? Or am I having a brain fart? (See how ladylike?)

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