Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer. Dave Barry
And it's Friggin' Friday today. I got an announcement from UPS that they lost my latest yarn order, but found it again last night in their Riviera Beach clubhouse where the box was opened and empty so they "threw it away". And that leaves ME having to deal with the company that sent it. I knew it was missing because it doesn't take THREE weeks to come here from Massachusetts unless you walk on your knees. So that's my afternoon assignment. Meanwhile I started my knitting on the Koigu finally and got addicted last night, staying up until 2 AM. Then I grabbed it to work on in the eye doc office this morning where I discovered I had been making a mistake that had compounded with each row I finished. So all my work was for naught, have to rip and start over, easier than trying to pick up where I started mistaking.
TY is away for a couple of days so I'll probably be trying to get back to where I am now working tonight, but at least I can not make dinner while catching up with Arrested Development on Netflix and straining for light from one bulb in the lamp that makes me so hot that I have to get up and go stand in front of the refrigerator now and then. I suppose that'ts not a bad thing- uncramping myself. I only have a few days to finish all the AD episodes- I do have to say I am enjoying the foolishness, especially after there seasons of 'Justified' watched back to back to back.
The other evening I was walking the doggies and in the back of my house there was a big white critter so I approached only to find it was a Pony, a lovely white pony with braided long mane and a platinum tail brushing the ground. Well the doggies started barking, got all up in it's face snarling and crouching down ready to pounce on the interloper but he just stood there regally with a pink ribbon in his hair. The dogs got up on it with their noses (Pepper went immediately for the horses ass, Molly for his face) and completely lost interest when they discovered it was plastic, much to the delight of a truckload of Guatemalan landscapers. No kidding it was almost the same size as the dogs! I didn't have my phone with me to take a snapshot but thought I'd check the next morning when I went by. He was gone.
Later I drove by again and saw something flash white-as-snow up in the trees, so I scurried home for the camera and ran back to find a smaller horse sitting in the frangipani tree, not a place he got to himself as ponies are notoriously bad at tree climbing.
Who says ponies don't grow on trees? Maybe it's a baby unicorn!
Here he is in the spot I originally saw his much bigger brother:
Imagine this pony twice the size with hair down to the ground- it looks like somebody has trimmed this one up a little. The Mystery of the Big White Pony.
Unicorn Lady wearing a small pony for a hat
And then I returned back home to this!
Mr. Pepper's nosy nose.
More kid stuff, no more ponies!
Make your own kid-safe watercolors
Show the layers of the earth with an earth shaped CAKE!
And going from being outside a sphere to INSIDE a sphere, check out this crocheted dryer duct wedding chapel. It loos quite beautiful when the lights are behind it and it all glows, but more work than is necessary to get married.
Designed by DUS Architects in collaboration with ‘crochet expert’ Sandy de Lange, this beautiful structure is a six-metre-long, three-metre-high 'dome' that can accommodate 50 people. "The Wedding Chapel" was commisioned by Villa Escamp, the temporary city hall for the Escamp district in The Hague and is crocheted out of two kilometres of flexible white ventilation pipes, creating an intimate space with soft acoustics and beautiful lighting.
And finally, Famous Paintings Reimagined as Time Traveling Celebrities:
_______________________________________________And now I have to get ripping out that pretty orange Koigu knitting because for this thing I'm making I must be a perfectionist!
Lookit what I found! Fabulous glass garden flower ornaments repurposed from vintage glassware HERE.
awwwwwwww, a baybee!