Saturday, November 17, 2012
Darn Knitting or Knitting Darning?
|Cemetario de Rio Dulce|
One of the first things that we noticed was the numerous graves for small children and young men in their teens and twenties. Age-wise, the population of this cemetery was very young with few tombs/graves for folks as old as us! Quite unlike what we have seen in the USA. We found one set of 3 graves for family members all who died on the same day. We stood and wondered what had happened to these people and the terrible family tragedy.
|Decorated Grave marker Rio Dulce, Guatemala|
But I have to also imagine that for one family the memories of the 3 little children in these tiny graves will be sad.
Jonesy mentioned to me how workers who build today's aircraft use heads-up displays with the engineering drawings in them as they work. Olympus and Google are both developing tiny heads-up display screens which are mounted on your eyeglasses. Imagine having your knitting lace or colorwork charts and/or pattern instructions available with simply the flick of your eyes! I want one of those! Here's a short article about this emerging technology for us simple consumers on Engaget.com.
|BRIGHT red flowers|
In the last 9 days we have
|Ye ole knitting basket of new socks needing ends woven|
Yep. I'm still slacking on getting to work on my lace knitting project. Each evening I promise myself that I will tackle it in the morning when I'm fresh. Trouble is I'm not so fresh in the mornings lately. That's my excuse darn it. Frankly, I've gotten all tangled up in other fiberly pursuits.
For the last couple of months I've been taking online video courses through Craftsy.com and am learning so much! Some of the courses are free and some cost a little to take. The course is always yours to take at your own speed (slow like me..due to internet issues and way too many other things that scream for my attention or lack there of) and you can go back and review your course anytime. Craftsy is not just about knitting, but also sewing, quilting, cake decorating, jewelry and a lot more. Life,
Dia de los Muertos is big here in Texas too. But mostly for decoration, not graves but the decorated or sugar skull look. My daughter wants me to help her find fabric in the Day of the Dead motif. Hate hearing that you are having dental issues... me too. I need to have two implants and I'm seriously thinking of heading to Costa Rica.Post a Comment