A crocheted steek (don't judge my crochet "skills") (it
looked right anyway)(Don't judge my photography
I'd duly crocheted the three center stitches of the steek....then abandoned Mary Tudor again. (I admit, the idea of cutting my
knitting so that it's basically turned to spaghetti was hard to do). (That and Joan aka The Fairy Godknitter sent me that beaded scarf and then I got some Veronica yarn from La of Dizzy Blonde yarns......I'm only human. And I have to work.)
Sometime Sunday afternoon, I thought to myself, "This is ridiculous. " (Actually, I said it out loud. I have a tendency to talk to myself. Thank God for cellphones. No one notices anymore.)
And then I picked up a pair of thread scissors and cut the steek. (it did occurr to me about halfway through that I really should have used my GOOD scissors and not closest pair, but then it wouldn't be me.)
And if I didn't take truly awful pictures, you could see that the second picture's top portion is a cut sleeve steek with a little bit of crocheted edge peeking out and a few rows knit on the sleeve , next to the unsteeked sleeve.
I'm not sure that clicking on it and making it bigger will help see it, but feel free to do so and oooh and ahhhh over it. Please.
From Mommy Brain:(who is also a Carrie K)
Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test ...
Conscientious, Fulfilled, and Spiritual
23 Renaissance, 8 Islamic, -3 Ukiyo-e, -24 Cubist, -26 Abstract and -11 Impressionist!
The Renaissance was a cultural movement that profoundly affected European intellectual life. Beginning in Italy, and spreading to the rest of Europe by the 16th century, its influence affected literature, philosopy, religion, art, politics, science, and all other aspects of intellectual enquiry. Renaissance artists looked at the human aspect of life in their art. They did not reject religion but tended to look at it in it's purest form to create visions they thought depicted the ideals of religion. Painters of this time had their own style and created works based on morality, religion, and human nature. Many of the paintings depicted what they believed to be the corrupt nature of man.
People that like Renaissance paintings like things that are more challenging. They tend to have a high emotional stability. They also tend to be more conscientious then average. They have a basic understanding of human nature and therefore are not easily surprised by anything that people may do. They enjoy life and enjoy living. They are very aware of their own mortality but do not dwell on the end but what they are doing in the present. They enjoy learning, but may tend to be a bit more closed minded to new ideas as they feel that the viewpoint they have has been well researched and considered. These people are more old fashioned and not quite as progressive. They enjoy the finer things in life like comfort, a good meal, and homelife. They tend to be more spiritual or religious by nature. They are open to new aesthetic experiences.
This was a fun test, just browsing the gallery "test" pictures was a treat. Be warned, there's about 36 pictures to go through, three at a clip.
I won! I won! A copy of What If by Steven N Lee from A Reader's Journal. She actually felt badly about announcing the winner of her contest and then going on vacation before sending me the book. As if I didn't have enough on my shelves I picked up over the week:
- My Lady of Cleves by Margaret C Barnes
- It Itches by Franklin Habit
- The Plague Tales by Ann Benson
- Farthing by Jo Walton
- The Perfect Spy by John Le Carre
Next post you'll see why I love Amy and should probably move to MN.
Hez sez, "I will not yield the chair, Madame."