It's Good to be Queen

Well, I'm guessing it's good. So far I haven't realized my life-long goal of ruling over a vast and powerful kingdom but I'm sure it's only a matter of time.

Cumulus in the Ocean In the meantime, it's been good to be me. Matching necklace (above) and (below) from left to right, stitchmarkers, said matching earrings, delicious looking picture of a cinnamon roll - that's why I've been craving cinnamon rolls! (as if I'm not always craving cinnamon rolls.....) from Opal The Akamai Knitter at her shop Opalescent Jewels.

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Blog pix 1285 A bag from JessaLu , perfect!  (I've been stuffing my mom's stole into it and then stuffing it in my purse - finally it stops catching in the zipper - I have to say one fabulous thing about Misti Alpaca, that yarn is resilient.)

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The latest yarn from the Mean Girl's Yarn Club.........oh wait, I can't show you yet.

Knitting update: more done on my mother's stole. More yarn purchased just in case.

The Undulating Waves Beaded Scarf is now a little more than half done. It turns out I cannot count repeats accurately. I have approximately 5 feet of beads still to knit. I wish I'd measured the beads when I first started it.

More done on Fickleknitter's Market Bag. A lot more would've been done if I could count repeats accurately. (Hmm, I'm sensing a theme).

Zippo was done on Curve of Pursuit, the SIL's gorgeous cable scarf that I will probably be unable to part with, Dizzy Blonde Basic Noir Black shawl or my Dad's cardigan.

Blog pix 1296_edited My cousin flew into California on business this last week so after he was done with work, one night my Dad took us all out to dinner and since he admitted he'd never really been to SF, the next one we took the Oakland ferry over to the Ferry Building, ate at Mijita (scrumptious) and then wandered up and down the wharf. The seals/sea lions/sea creatures are still there but man, there are a lot of them! They've been given their own little enclave now too. We watched a hilarious performer at Pier 39 - okay he was probably more hokey than out and out hilarious but I like hokey.

We probably should've taken the cable car at Hyde up to Powell but the line was practically back to the sidewalk and I had visions of missing the last ferry boat and wandering Oakland, unable to find Jack London Square in the dark. (Which is unlikely but par for the course for things I worry about).

READING UPDATE: So far in August, I'm still reading Ring of Fire (I'm on the last short story by Eric Flint, The Wallenstein Gambit) but I've been seized with the idea that I MUST research the 30 years war so that I'll actually get the alt history bit so I'm also reading The Thirty Years War  by Geoffrey Parker and dragging around Moral Relativism by Steven Lukes because at least that fits in my purse. I am on roughly page 8 on both of those.

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Hez sez: "I am undercover, you maroon. I know it's the last day of your [*coughing fit*]XX-ies but you'd think you could at least keep my hideout on the down low."

Quizzes and Babbling

Found at Knitting in the Shadows:

Yoda Yoda A venerated sage with vast power and knowledge, you gently guide forces around you while serving as a champion of the light. Judge me by my size, do you? And well you should not - for my ally is the Force. And a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us, and binds us. Luminescent beings are we, not this crude matter! You must feel the Force around you, everywhere. Yoda is a is a character in the Star Wars universe. More Yoda information is available at the Star Wars Databank.

Feather and Fan Shawl no longer. Frogged and is starting life over Blog pix 1001 as the Lacy kerchief Scarf.
(Ravelry link. Otherwise found in Interweave Knits Summer 2005 or Holiday 2006. Since it's for me, it's started life very slowly. I have startitis. It had to be done.

I'd actually forgotten about shawl totally though, I found it while tossing my stash for some short circs.

Holiday gift knitting continues VERY, VERY slowly. Nothing like giving myself a deadline to kill all interest in knitting something.

Mindless public knitting is going gangbusters though.

What my blog name says about me, according to Typealyzer:

ESFP - The Performers

The entertaining and friendly type. They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells. They live in the present moment and don´t like to plan ahead - they are always in risk of exhausting themselves.

The enjoy work that makes them able to help other people in a concrete and visible way. They tend to avoid conflicts and rarely initiate confrontation - qualities that can make it hard for them in management positions.
Oh absolutely. I'm always at risk of exhausting myself. Avoiding conflicts. Yes, that's exactly right. When I'm not gently guiding the force and serving as a champion of the light.
Speaking of mindless public knitting, I needed a smaller (more discreet) project to knit at a function than the Curve of Pursuit was getting to be (BIG), so I pulled out the Veronica yarn from Dizzy Blonde Studios and started (again) The Basic Black Shawl from Cheryl Oberle's Folk Shawls. This is my approximately 18th thousand attempt at this shawl, for some reason, the yarn is either too thick, too thin, too ......something. Hopefully Veronica is just right. Blog pix 1008 She certainly was just right to fit in my purse and get toted along all day. The picture doesn't do much justice to the pattern but it does display the colors pretty well.
TV has been a vast disappointment to me lately. Now that I know My Own Worst Enemy has been cancelled, I can't bring myself to stay up and watch the last few episodes. On the Sarah Connor Chronicles, Jon Connor continues to be a doofus and evidently no one around him is actually from his own time or human. How bad is it when I just can't wait for the machines to rise and take them all out?
Heroes is confusing. Am I to understand correctly that they intend on bringing more new people in next year?
What's good........well, NCIS, of course. I still like The Mentalist even though the plot leaps were fairly enormous last night. Bones tonight on Fox, Life at 9pm oon NBC and the season finale of Sons of Anarchy tonight (Wednesday 11/26)at 10pm.
24 on Fox sunday - athough doofus that I am, I missed the beginning episode. Luckily, it's showing online. But mostly I've been reading. It's that time of year!
Your Hair Should Be White
Classy, stylish, and eloquent.
You've got a way about you that floors everyone you meet.

Does this look comfy? It's Hez's new sleeping spot (when she's not suffocating me or rendering me incapable of using my legs).


Hez sez, "Phhttt. Happy Thanksgiving! And Happy Thursday to those not granted a day off of feasting (or who've already had it)."