DD and I did a bit of shopping yesterday. Yeah, a bit. We hit a couple Goodwills and found things we had to have for not too much money. I bought mostly new things (big puzzles for little hands and a shepherd's crook) but also found a 2-pack of those ceramic travel mugs with silicone grips and tops. I've been looking at them but they're all so pricey. These ones were five bucks--and that's for two of them. Woohoo. Fabric was the goal at Joann's and Hancock; both places had lots of things on sale and I had coupons so purchases were made. I didn't blow the bank or even empty my mad money pocket but I got some good ones. I especially like the red one, it's called London Sights and shows some of the places DD and I visited when she was studying in England in college.
At last night's Bay Lakes Knitting Guild meeting I helped people learn how to knit using the Magic Loop technique and I think it went okay. It's something that takes some time to get your mind wrapped around so hopefully they'll take the sheet I wrote up and with their experience last night be able to practice at home. I was sorry to miss the other two techniques that were taught: a crocheted cast on and seaming but I'll get them to give me a quick lesson one night. I think the Guild members are getting to know one another better so the meetings are a little chattier and noisier with knitters helping other knitters. I like that.
March 14--Canada, Haida Rattle. Polychrome paint made the rabble carved in a wolf's head shape look cheerful until you noticed the bared teeth and fangs. The wide eyes bored into you while the red mouth made you shudder. This did not look like a fun rattle used to make happy sounds, it was a tool that the shaman used to call down the spirits. You can imagine how it would look in the flickering firelight brandished by the hand of a medicine man. Evil spirits would flee before its power.
Now it's time to make myself presentable for the day. Durwood and I have some errands to do and we're going to Kroll's for supper. Yay, fried cheese!
Oh, and it's Pi Day! Time to eat a wedge of pie. Mmm, what flavor? Chocolate? Lemon? Pecan? It's your choice but I think you have to eat pie. It'd be unmathematical if you don't.