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Guess What?

More pictures! Hey, I’ve been stupidly productive in real life and keeping my promise (mostly) on the blogs. Plus, I never realized how many pictures I’ve taken. Okay, most of them are of food, but I’ve got some cool ones that aren’t. These are from my second trip to the Apple Festival in Ellijay, Georgia.

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Who would name a drug store… Whatever. It’s funny. Outside the Apple Festival.

Really? Huff Drugs? Really?

Really? Huff Drugs? Really?

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Okefenokee

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You guessed it, more pictures. These are a few I managed to take from the canoeing trip we did back in April. Mine aren’t as good as my friends, but I think they show some of the beauty out there.

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Our Dock/Campsite

Our Dock/Campsite

We're a diverse bunch.

We're a diverse bunch.

We had a few alligators that led us to and from our dock, then hovered around looking hungry. I don’t know why I didn’t take any pictures of them.

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Sunset

Sunset

The Morning After

The Morning After

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Day Off

I know I said everyday posting, but today was the first day of school. I was preparing last night to post but realized my time could be better spent. It still can as a matter of fact, but my best friend reminded me to take a look at a picture I took earlier this week. Meet my little cicada friend.

Say Hello to my Little Friend!

Say Hello to my Little Friend!

I’m assuming he just hatched because it looks like a cocoon next to him, but I’m not sure. We find cool bugs at work. That is all.

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Banks Lake

At least, I think that’s what it’s called. I haven’t checked lately. They have a tiny tiny trail off to the side that I’d been meaning to explore more fully with my camera. Plus, I’m on my 8th straight day of work, getting ready for the 9th (Sunday), and getting ready for school to start on Monday. I’m hoping the crafting will pick back up again when I’ve got a little more time in the afternoons.

Is that not an enticing entrance?

Is that not an enticing entrance?

And that's proof of my perpetual bad timing.

And that's proof of my perpetual bad timing.

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Did I mention that this was a ridiculously beautiful cypress lake? Cause it is.

Probably one of the best picture I've ever taken.

Probably one of the best picture I've ever taken.

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And that I kind of like trees? Cause I do. Really, really do.

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Update on Spring Scarf

Remember my glorious 8 inches? Of knitting, sickos. Well, let me show you how much I’ve done.

A Scarf of a Thousand Miles Starts with One Foot

A Scarf of a Thousand Miles Starts with One Foot

Oh.

Well, you see…

The thing is…

To start with, I turned the pattern around. Again. Really. But it’s for me, so it’s called improvising. So then I said, hey, I’ll just do a sampler scarf. And we can all see how that’s going.

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Truly though, I’m enjoying this second part. The star mesh pattern was nice but it was kind of a drag to knit. I decided to tack on some feather and fan. It’s a bit hard to see right now, but it looks good with the light shining through it. The feather pattern is actually kind of fun on this. The last time I did it was for my mom’s shawl and it was bulky and took forever. This only has room for two pattern repeats, so I get the fun of the pattern row without it becoming a hassle. It’s going much quicker than the other pattern, which obviously isn’t saying much, but still.

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I might have a real, live scarf one day just for me.

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House Hunting

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I’ve been passing and lusting after this house for nearly three years now. It’s on a dirt road just off a small highway. I’m so tempted by falling down, decaying things. However, this is the first time that I’ve had my camera along though I’ve always meant to take pictures. I’ve even stopped and forced viewing on my friends. Yep. You are required to suffer through these things if you know me. And now I require everyone else to view.

From the Road

From the Road

Peeking at You

Peeking at You

I mean really. If you love this kind of stuff, South Georgia is for you. Honestly, I don’t understand how this happens. “Oh, we have a house. I know, let’s move and let it rot.” How can this happen. And they’re always the cool houses too. I would understand those cookie cutter, made of plastic subdivision houses, but not this awesome log cabin on the gorgeous, lush dirt road.

Or maybe I’m just weird.

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A Room with a View (of Hell!)

A Room with a View (of Hell!)

Rust on the Porch

Rust on the Porch

Plus, it’s next to this cool old store. Well, abandoned old store, just the way I like them. I guess back when people actually cared about this house, you could pop out to buy a packet of chips then walk the 20 yards back and chill out on your porch minus the old sinks, desks, ancient lawnmower, rusted tool boxes, wooden projects, and racoons. Of course, this is the South so we can make an exception with the coons.

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Belt No More

Remember how I mentioned that I didn’t swatch with the sport weight? That was bad. Because it’s not working. Still way too tight. Want to throw something. I think I just need a sport weight with more give as the cable pattern is all over and if it doesn’t have any stretch it’ll just be way too tight. Le sigh.

 

Fail

Fail

So I casted on for something else! Really. It’s from the same book and when I say cast on I mean swatch. I’ve already found out that the needles sizes won’t work for the felted part of my new project. Imagine that. Finding out before I start working on it. Huh. So I’ll continue swatching until I’m satisfied that only unforseen problems will arise and not those relating to my bad planning. However, I’m not knitting much this week so swatching it will take longer than most people would take to knit the entire piece, which is why I hate swatching. Don’t worry, I’m slowly learning my lesson. Very slowly.

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