Still alive. Still knittin’

I’ve been off the radar for a bit.  You know…drama.  But I have been diligently knitting in spite of it all.  When last we spoke, I was this far in my stockings.IMG_20170507_210459996

Not quite done the first section of the pattern.  Now I’ve completed 3 sections of pattern.

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I keep thinking that I wish I had opted for the 5 colors that are actually in the pattern and that I might do this pattern again, in the suggested colors.  But, I keep forgetting, I have to do this one more time as is because I have two legs.  By the time I’ve done 2 of these, I may not be that keen on doing another pair.

Modern shawl

I have a wedding to go to this summer and I plan on wearing a sleeveless dress.   This could be okay, unless it is cold, or the mosquitos are out.  Or there are cameras out there, ready to take pictures of my bat wings.  So I decided to whip up a shawl. Sorry for the crap photo.  I just can’t figure out how to take good selfies.  I’d make a lousy 20 year old.IMG_20170509_103702572 Sure, it looks like a lot of work but the “wool” comes half crocheted.

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Here is a close up of the “wool” once it is opened up and crocheted together in strips.  I like the little sequence in it.IMG_20170509_103718562

Just slipped in a little shopping

Last week, we took some of the seniors at work out for lunch.  We had some time before our reservation so we wandered through some of the shops located in the same building.  And there was an antique shop in the basement. Ahem.  Need I say more.

I found a cabinet card and a carte de visite to add to my collection.  The poor carte de visite has suffered a bit through the years. It has been folded in half and someone has taken scissors to it…probably so it would fit in an album or frame.IMG_20170502_083602793

The ladies have a bit of an 80’s bang frizz going on but some serious 90’s sleeves so I’m guessing this is an early 90’s photograph.

Gananoque is a small city in Ontario Canada. Ganonoque is a tourist town  in the summer because of the Thousand Islands area.  It is possible, these two ladies were tourists OR residents of the town.  Finley would have been the photographer.

There is an inscription on the back.

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To sister Emma with best love from Bertie. (CM1- is the vendor name and price)

So one of these ladies is Bertie.  I like having a name for my photographed people!