Maplewing row 25
Still enjoyable, still a little slow, still not something I can work on while gabbing too much or at meetings…
OMG, these Plush giant microbes are hilarious. You can get ebola, HIV, giardia, fat cells, yeast, heartworm, mange, toxic mold… something for everyone! I can’t decide which are my favorites, and I’m trying to think of who I know that may have a new baby or is expecting one that would be amused by these. It’ll have to be a special person who wouldn’t be offended that I give their child some germ.
And check out the link at that site on the left to the Monty Python paraphrenalia, including several versions of that viscious rabbit, as slippers, a puppet, a stapler…
In case you’ve forgotten, here’s the rabbit,
Clearly Tim isn’t a biologist, as he names the rabbit a rodent. Oh well. “The most foul, cruel and bad tempered lagomorph you ever set your eyes on” just wouldn’t have been as funny. But you can get yourself a Tim hat where you get the rabbit slippers.
Secrets of slithering
You’ll have to go to the NPR Secrets of Slithering page, because I can’t figure out how to embed that video. They used a hand knit ‘sock’ or ‘sweater’ to help figure out some of the snake slithering secrets, oh, and jello too. Interesting, and amusing, to me anyhow.
Yet another pair of maine morning mitts using bargain bin remnants from Friends Folly Farm. And a tiny amount of my handspun leftover of the same fiber for one of the thumbs. Have I said how much I love these?
I love how the fiber shifts colors. This is the effect you’d get if you spun up some of the fiber, moreso than if you purchased the yarn. I think I make these a tad snugger than the pattern calls for, and I like the way the ribs feel on. Soft, soothing, and warm on my hands. If you like your colors more predictable, the dyed yarn would be good, and it’d feel the same. Pogo and Marcia use half mohair from their angora goats and half wool… makes a soft and luscious fiber!
I think I’m going to make a full mitten using this pattern as a jump off point. I figure my MIL might like them as mittens. She has noted in the past that it is very difficult to find mittens, and I’ve made some for her, but the last was 2 years ago, time for more!
This happens pretty early around here, and it isn’t even the longest day of the year yet!
Officially it is at 4:54. Here’s what 5:05 looked like two or three days ago, on a gray and rainy day,
Pretty freakin’ identical to what it looks like out there right now, another gray and rainy day, at 10:30 am.
We’re pretty far north and east, and there was talk a few years back about putting us in the Atlantic Time Zone, same as the Canadian Maritimes. Which, because it would make sense, didn’t happen.
Here’s some other eastern places to compare sunrise times for June 14:
Presque Isle, ME 4:37
Lubec and Calais, ME 4:41
Augusta, ME 4:54
Montreal, Quebec 5:05
Montpelier, VT 5:06
Boston, MA 5:07
Syracuse, NY 5:25
Halifax, Nova Scotia (Atlantic Time Zone, one hour ahead of us) 5:28
Toronto, Ontario 5:35
Washington, DC 5:42
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 5:44
Columbus, OH 6:03
Atlanta, GA 6:27
Miami, FL 6:29
Naples, FL 6:35
We have a bedspread (one of those Indian ones from, oh, 1980?) on our bedroom window… I’m thinking of putting up a blanket for the next month or so. The window faces east… Maybe this is why I’m waking up around 4:30 lately?