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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Random Thoughts

Filed under: 10 on Tuesday — Kristi at 10:20 am on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Elegant Ewe Woodland Trails as Cowl

This is not going to be a fun one. I’m in a mood and randomly diving into my thoughts will not be pretty. But it is real. Sorry, turn back now!

  1. I’m tired of wind. I’ve only managed about 3 hours sleep each of the past 5 nights. I’m tired!
  2. I’m really frustrated with people who do not respect the power of fire and the dryness of their surroundings. Playing with fire puts many people’s lives at risk, especially those who fight the fires. It puts family’s homes in danger. It puts the respiratory health of an entire city at risk.
  3. I’m thankful for the wildland fire crews and all of our firefighters as well as all of the emergency crews who respond to such situations as wildfires. Especially for the crew on the Galena fire who have gotten it nearly contained very quickly despite lack of usual resources and uncooperative weather.
  4. I’ve gotten bored with food. Sounds crazy I know. I just don’t want to deal with it anymore. I don’t want to think about what to make, make it, or clean up after making it. That might mean there is no food post tomorrow. We’ll have to wait and see.
  5. Spring Frills

  6. I’d like favorable weather for working out outside. No smoke inhalation warnings. No 30 mph winds. No snow and ice in the bike lanes (my preferred location to run when in the neighborhood). Coldish is okay, I can deal with that.
  7. I love my coffee press (see #1) and am so glad a friend many years ago taught me the right way to brew a satisfying pot. I almost gave the press away. I shudder to think about that now.
  8. I finished my DIP Ver 1.0. It prompted quite the discussion at knitting last night, but a few other spin-off ideas are now a bit more solidified and I’m reinvigorated in terms of knitting. I’m looking forward to getting it soaked and blocked today.
  9. I updated a few older patterns to my current layout which removes the watermark that causes problems viewing in non-Adobe viewers. I also re-released a few patterns that had become no longer available from their original sources. I’ll continue to plug away at both. See the Woodland Trails cowl, the Spring Frills cuffs, the Fit to Be Tied neckerchief, and the Cirrus shrug. I’m totally thinking about whipping up a Cirrus in my new size, but can’t quite decide on a color to go with my spring/summer wardrobe.
  10. Fit To Be Tied

  11. Have you heard about Dreaming of Shetland yet? I’m very excited to be a part of it and to help support Deb’s very valuable research!
  12. I’m looking forward to some quality time with my sketchbook to capture some of the ideas running through my head.
  13. Because I can - I’m excited to dive into the results of last week’s kombucha brewing. If you don’t follow me on social media you probably haven’t heard, but I started an experiment and have 4 different types of tea brewing as well as coffee. I’ve made kombucha with all four types of tea before but was never able to do a side-by-side comparison before. I think I’ll be bottling tomorrow or Thursday. If you are local and are interested in a scoby to brew your own kombucha, just let me know.

Simple Shrug Needing Name

Okay, somehow, it seems getting some of that stuff out of my head allowed me to get a bit more positive toward the end. Guess there is a take away lesson in that, huh? Who would have guessed that writing a 10 on Tuesday post would teach me something?!?

Thanks once again to Carole for her continued organization of 10 on Tuesdays.


Comment by Teri

March 19, 2013 @ 10:50 am

I’ve never heard of kombucha, but it sounds fascinating. I must research it now.

Comment by Carole

March 19, 2013 @ 10:55 am

You are very welcome - thanks for participating! And your list wasn’t grumpy at all. Maybe you will sell some patterns from it and that will be a real bonus. I love love love those cuffs!

Comment by Beverly

March 19, 2013 @ 11:02 am

I had not heard about the Dreaming of Shetland project. What a great idea!

Comment by Amanda

March 19, 2013 @ 11:29 am

Not too grumpy at all. I can’t wait to see what all is in Dreaming of Shetland (besides our contributions).

Comment by Donna

March 19, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

Let it all out! Don’t you feel better now? I have some days where I need to vent too. And you are correct - playing with fire is ridiculous. In more ways than one sometimes.

Comment by Stephie

March 19, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

I had to look up kombucha, I have a friend that loves it. Now I must research more!

Comment by Mrspao

March 19, 2013 @ 5:08 pm

I really hope for a dying down of the winds and that the fires will die completely. Some people are not as sensible as we would like them to be.

I love my French press and feel sad when I get my one measly cup a day as my heart won’t stand for more than one. It is an experience to savour.

Comment by Chris

March 19, 2013 @ 9:39 pm

I’m tired of wind, too. And tired of winter - we still have several feet of snow on the ground.

#4 - I can really relate to this. When I was first diagnosed, I cooked a lot. For years. And then… I was just done. I can barely bring myself to cook anything beyond scrambled eggs, and it’s been like this for years now. I need to face facts and throw out 95% of what’s in my cupboards, just buying things as craved so as to be less wasteful.

Comment by Christy

March 20, 2013 @ 8:21 am

I love all your knitwear. So pretty. I hope the wind and fires die down soon for you. We have our fire season in Florida, but it is nothing compared to what you are having to deal with.

Comment by Patty

March 20, 2013 @ 6:49 pm

I got lost reading your site last night! I think your list was great - busy minds! So sorry about all the smoke and fire! Can you get some solace at the Loopy Ewe? ;-)

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