More Pictures wanted

Do you remember that Saturday Night Live episode with Christopher Walken where he was directing a music video and he kept saying Cut! because he wanted and needed more cowbell? (Tried to find a link on YouTube, but couldn't find one.) It was priceless and hilarious.

Well, a non-knitter friend of mine who religiously reads my blog recently told me that I needed more pictures. She loves looking at my blog primarily for the pictures. When she was telling me this, it reminded me of the "need more cowbell" episode and it just made me smile, so I had to blog about it, cause I know she'll see it and I wanted her to know that I listened and I've heard her pleas for more pictures. :-)

You may wonder why I haven't blogged in a while. It may be because I have been busy, or it may be because the very rural area where I live does not have DSL available. What that means to you city folks is that uploading photos or even adding text to a blog "eats up all the damn bandwidth" as my DH likes to quote. Granted, he is telling the truth but when am I supposed to blog and keep my journal up to date except on weekends when he's using the bandwidth too?

I am 50 today ! ! ! !

All I can say is WOW.......unbelievable. Since I never had kids, I don't see the years pass before my eyes. In my mind I'm still in my 30's so when I'm actually turning 50, it truly is unbelievable because I do wonder where my time has gone. I am so happy to still be alive so I treasure each birthday given to me. (sorry for the split infinitive)

Instead of being at work today, I am at home taking care of DH who's back went out on Saturday morning and by yesterday afternoon it was so bad he couldn't walk. Helping him go to the bathroom ended with him on the floor. He said the pain is so bad it takes his breath away. I will get some knitting done though as I sit on my rocker in the bedroom while he rests.

I received a very cool birthday present from my brother. It's a graphite object from this California artist. He designs many different objects and mine is in the shape of a carrot. It's verrrrry cool!!

As for knitting, I've been working on the mini-mochi scarf (on Rav) with the beautiful Mini Mochi yarn in a blue/green colorway. Absolutely gorgeous. I may try these mittens next with the other colorway that I have. I'm also knitting small mitred squares to make a sock yarn blanket, this one will take a while but it uses left-over sock yarn so it's perfect! If you can't get to the Rav link, you can go to the author's website here. If you're on Ravelry and you search for sock yarn blanket in the patterns, there are several others out there as well.

I may have to try this one next with some pastel colors and make it a car seat blanket.