For those of you who wonder where I am…
Gramps has been in and out of Hospital all this month and were taking steps to secure hospice care at home for him. Thank you for your patience and support and know that I love and miss you all and hope to be back in swing soon.
More socks! Knit by me
Already starting a new sock. This yarn is an incredible colour and extremely soft!
Knit me some socks!!!
I’ll take your word for it, because once I complete my transformation you will likely be my galactic hive overlord
I MEAN LOOK AT THIS GEM I MISSED. GALACTIC HIVE OVERLORD? THAT IS GOING ON MY RESUME.
I’ve been TAGGED! BOOKLIST!
Rules: in a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard—they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag a handful of friends, including the person who tagged you, so they’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know that you’ve tagged them.
I was tagged by the lovely satirose ❤
1. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
2. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
3. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
4. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
5. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
6. On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony
7. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
8. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
9. A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones Series) by George R.R. Martin
10. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
and BONUS BOOK:
The Odyssey by Homer
Most of these books are stories I fell in love with when I was young with the exception of Gaiman and Pratchett which I was introduced to later and absolutely fell in love with. Tom Jones is one of my absolute favourites and I have a lovely vintage hardcover of it. I’m surprised my mother let me read something so racy and sexual when I was young (I must have been in fifth grade or so when I first read it.) It is HILARIOUS and if you haven’t read it GO DO THAT.
The Odyssey is another childhood favourite. I remember my mother letting me watch the TV serials on PBS and then immediately going out to buy and read the epic. We still even quote the book to each other occasionally (usually the bit about stringy Greeks) and—whether it is good or bad—I always seemed to relate to Ulysses. I loved the way he was a sort of trickster character. I like the way he could charm and talk his way out of things and used his wit to solve (or get into) problems. It provided many warnings for my own developing gift of gab and the value of people who ally themselves with you and how you should take care of them (instead of letting them all die from selfish decisions.)
And ANY OF MY OTHER FOLLOWERS! If you do a book list make sure to link or poke me in my ask box so I can take a look!
SUDDENLY ALLERGIC TO SOCKS
And the hand-knit safe ones that are free of elastics and rubbers are too expensive so I guess it’s time to learn how to knit socks!
Got new (mostly wasp) oriented art made from recycled goods this week. My favourite is the taxidermy wasp head.