Three on Thursday | 3.22.18

Three on Thursday | 3.22.18

Thing One:

Spring Envy: Yesterday’s snowmageddon was an assault to my spring longings. The fact that I had to stitch snow into my spring sampler was painful. However, this mornings trek outside with Sherman had me rethinking “painful” as the poor robins in the photo so aptly showed me what painful really is. They are all puffed up and are perhaps even more pissed off with these dregs of winter than I am!

Thing Two:

Knitting Dissatisfaction: The new knitty is out. I had looked with interest at Arashi, but the directions seem unclear to me and a bit too ambiguous, even for an adventurous knitter. And, the other 12 patterns? Well, nothing there screamed “knit me” at all.

Thing Three:

Risky Driving Drawing: Thank you to the Bridgeville Police Department for this brilliant tweet yesterday. A picture is worth a thousand words… or crashes as the case was yesterday! But, note to the artist… next time make sure the map is of Pittsburgh rather than Washington DC!

These are my things for today, random as they are! Want to see more? Head on over to Carole’s!

Beware the Ides of March

Beware the Ides of March

Today’s Things are all about the Ides of March


Did you know there is a website called and that they have an entire section on the Omens of Julius Caesar? Neither did I but thank you Google!


Need to brush up on those Julius Caesar assassination facts? Because what is better than knowing some history from 44BC, amirite?


Once you have studied up, perhaps you’d like to take the sparknotes Julius Caesar Quiz!

There you have it, Happy March 15th everyone. Want to see more mid-March lists? Head on over to Carole’s!

Beware the Ides of March

Three on Thursday | 3.8.18

Today is International Woman’s Day and I am sharing three women who have had an impact on my life.

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank.

When I read Anne Frank’s Diary my life was forever changed. Her words had a profound impact on my being. It was difficult to realize that people did not all automatically have love and respect for each other. I was even more lucky to visit the Anne Frank Huis in Amsterdam years later where her simple writing is not forgotten and it continues to change the world today.

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. Gloria Steinem.

She was the first woman I recognized as a feminist. She gave that word new meaning and I wanted very much to be a feminist too! She gave a new meaning to the word for me – being a feminist was not a dirty word, but rather a glorious description of what a woman should be.

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou.

I will never forget watching the inauguration of William Jefferson Clinton, not because it was such an amazing thing, but rather because of Maya Angelou’s poem. It was the first time I was entirely enthralled by the words of a poem read masterfully by its author.

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Beware the Ides of March

Three on Thursday | 3.1.18

Today’s things are all about numbers!

Thing One: 12

As in just 12 days to the start of March Madness! Really, this is the best time of the year for a sports loving knitter! (If you are interested in filling out a bracket, Selection Sunday is March 11 and you can download your bracket here!)

Thing Two: 18

As in 18 days until the arrival of spring! I know it is just the beginning of March, but we have had some amazing spring-like weather so the return to winter on Friday makes me want to cry. But, maybe that is just the thing I need to reinvigorate my Strokkur knitting. I seem to have lost my mojo for wooly sweater knitting with the warm temperatures!

Thing Three: 31

I am not fooling when I say that Easter will be here in 31 days, nor am I fooling when I tell you that I am wondering if I can get a Bear in a Bunny Suit done before the Lunar Phase MKAL begins!

These are my things for today! Want to see more marvelous things? Head on over to Carole’s where all the cool kids hang out!

Beware the Ides of March

Three on Thursday | 2.22.18

This week there are some crazy fun things in my world this week!

Thing One:

If at first you don’t succeed… find a better decrease!

I tried valiantly to work the fancy SSK’s that were shared via Mason Dixon Knitting on my Carbeth but, in the end, they just did not work for me! I had some serious ladders between the stitch before the decrease and the decrease. My solution? Find another decrease. Thank you to Cocoknits for her Neater Way to SSK!! I hope to get some photos of my Carbeth today, it is finally dry enough and colder weather has kindly returned to facilitate wearing it!

Thing Two:

I had been all a-gog over those Norwegian’s in their crazy curling pants, and then Vicki sent me this…as she said to me: You’re Welcome!

Thing Three:

And, the last thing that has put a permanent smile on my face this week are the pictures that Heidi texted me of Genevieve skiing for her first time! Yep, 2 and a half and she loved it! Look out Lindsey Vonn, there’s a new girl on the hill!

Want to see more fun things? You will normally find them here, but I am not sure if Carole will be in today, as she is DOING all the things on her vacation this week!

Commonsense Must Prevail

Commonsense Must Prevail

I cannot with good conscience participate in something as trivial as Three on Thursday, today.

We are 46 days into 2018, just 46 days – 6 and a half weeks – 1 and a half months – and in that short span of time there have been 19 school shootings. That is roughly 1 in every 2 and a half days.

If that does not shock you – it should.

And, if we continue this path it will mean that we can expect another 124 more such incidents before the end of 2018, and yesterday’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School earned itself 3rd place on the “deadliest shooting” list.

How many more children must be lost to gun violence before we as a nation say enough.

We need commonsense gun laws. We needed them yesterday. Senator Chris Murphy said it best: School Shootings are a “consequence of our inaction”.

Thoughts and prayers are all well and good, but if they are not coupled with action – they are meaningless. And, while my thoughts are with the families of the 17 victims who lost their lives yesterday as well as with those in the hospital recovering from this horrific attack. I will be sending a message to my elected officials today as well. If you are participating in the Month of Letters, perhaps today you should send a note to your elected official telling them that you expect action. If you are unsure of how to do that, you can find your elected official here.

We can no longer be silent.

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