Friday, June 14, 2024

Friday knitting group

Today's group includes a new member, making this exquisite piece for her daughter, size zero needles, sock yarn.

And here's a crocheted turtle in progress 

The group now wants pinlooms, after I casually mentioned mine! Great excitement and plans to get one. So I have to bring mine in next week,  since they are definitely going to try it.

The new member had only heard of floor looms, so this little loom idea was a whole new thing. 

Other than pinlooms, talk ranged over fossils, Mary Anning, Sutton Hoo, James (the book), rocks, bonsai, dogs, K9s, hearing aids, ficus trees, death planning, cremation, green funerals, water lilies, language disappearance, dialects, hapless men and other vital subjects.

Separately, we arranged for ficus pickup Tuesday afternoon, yay. Ready to send her off to the library, to be enjoyed by a lot more people.

I heard yesterday about a challenge to incorporate many different plants into our diets. Not just the same old fruit and veg, but a wide range, because that's how early people did it.  You could say that it mightn't have got them far, considering their life expectancy, but it's an interesting idea to pursue anyway. It's like eating all the colors taken further.

Happy day, everyone, try everything! I'm having WiFi issues so I'm posting while the posting's good.




32 comments:

  1. How exciting you may be introducing pin looms to your knitting group. You know how women pitch into things and then discover a million more ways to do it.

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    1. Yes,they instantly wanted to know if you can make other shapes on the pinloom!

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  2. It will be fun to see how far the pinloom interest takes people. This sounds like a great bunch. I'd have liked to be a fly on the wall during much of that wide-ranging conversation.

    Mike and I often count the different kinds of plants we eat in the course of a day. It can really add up if one eats beyond the SAD (Standard American Diet). We have been known to hit 20 (including herbs and spices). Judging by what you share with us, you may be pleasantly surprised at the variety you eat over the course of a week.

    Chris from Boise

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    1. I hadn't thought of including herbs and spices. That will bump it up a bit. I do think variety is good for getting all kinds of vital nutrients.
      I wish you could be there,too. You'd add a whole other set of knowledge.

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  3. I love bonsai! That would be an interesting topic!

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    1. One of us grows them, one wants to, one's dog ate hers. That would be me, sigh. Now dogless also catless might be a good time to try again.

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  4. I can just see your having a few lessons where you pass on your wisdom
    Please make sure to post all the different projects for us to see

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    1. If this refers to weaving, yes. If it refers to food, yes, too.

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  6. The discussion of Mary Anning must have been long and interesting, but of hapless men very brief indeed!

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    1. Yes, hapless men abound, but Mary Anning is much more interesting ;)

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  7. Always a fascinating group. I’d enjoy talking about hapless men.

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  8. Your knitting group sounds like they have a lot of varied interests and now about to add another with the introduction of pinlooms. Must admit I'm impressed with the knitted hexies!

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    1. I've brought the pinloom in before but different group. This group is on fire!

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  9. that's what they say...eat the rainbow. I try to eat in season and local, as much as I can. I don't buy fruit from Chile or Peru in the winter and I even think California is a little too far away. problem is, I don't care for most root vegetables besides potatoes. beets are OK now and then and carrots sparingly.

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    1. Root vegetables aren't too exciting. Parsnips, turnips, rutabagas... but carrots and sweet potatoes work for me. I notice my local farm has very few crops this year, so local eating isn't the option it used to be.

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  10. I would think you already eat loads of different vegetables. Your diet seems very healthy. Your group talk really does travel.

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    1. I think once I start counting, they'll add up. The group chat is so interesting.

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  11. This sounds like a fun group of people. It will be interesting to see what lands on your plate next!

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    1. They are, new person fitted right in! There's always a different permutation and they all seem to be fun. Kindred spirits.
      Watch this space. Or plate.

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  12. I'm glad your ficus has a new home!

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    1. I will be when it happens. We've been trying since March. One thing and another..

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  13. It seems that the discussion was good.

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  14. The sharing is always interesting at the knitting group!

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  15. What very pretty knitting, the butterflies are lovely, what does she intend to do with it?

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    1. I think she said it's going to be a pillow.

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  16. We haven’t had lentils in some time. Thank you for the reminder, Boud. Curry coming up!

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    1. This one works best with red lentils; they cook faster than brown and the color's nice, always a point with food.

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