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Just hit 200 (well, 201) followers. 

I’d give ya’ll something, but that’s too much effort. I barely post anymore…lol.

Thanks for the follows and the likes!!!

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nowforthefunpart:

After a 21 year engagement, Joe and I were married on Saturday. The pictures of the wedding are surfacing and no doubt I will post more soon. It was easily one of the best days of my life. I cannot express how humbling it was to turn around after receiving the blessing from our priest and see a church full of friends and family who have supported us all these years. Absolutely overwhelming.

It was an especially great pleasure having Heather (iwillrunforfood), Nick and Little Mister in attendance. People like them are the reason that we have marriage equity in Minnesota. Thank you guys for being part of our day!

Apparently July 26 was a big wedding day. Mrstrivialbob’s cousin was married, as was the pastor of one of Joe’s colleagues.

YAYYY!!!

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This just happened after a nasty lightning and rainstorm, all while the sun was shining. I thought I was in Florida again!

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I haven’t been very public about my personal life and health as of late, but there are good things going on.

  • I have been eating Paleo Low-Carb for the past week, with the weekend off at first. I’ve lost eight lbs. so far and feel much, much better. 

  • I’m currently hardboiling some eggs and have a wonderful Mexican casserole in the slow cooker. (Grass-fed beef, cauliflower, kale, cheese, a can of my canned tomatoes from last fall, onion, cilantro, red bell pepper, and zucchini, all organic).

  • I quit smoking a week ago today, with a small relapse on Friday night over cocktails. 

  • I love my new job. It’s in a huge office complex with lots of walking. It’s challenging and not boring. They’re even raising my desk tomorrow morning to accommodate my height, even though I’m still a contingent and not hired, yet.

  • I still have not had any artificial sweeteners for almost a year. NONE. Not even in gum or hidden in benign foods. NONE.

  • I’m still figuring out what I want to do for exercise. There’s a sweet gym out work, but it gets pretty busy before and after work. I’m looking into other alternatives for my bad knees, too.

  • I ordered a personal DNA mapping on Friday. I want to check for a couple of markers, such as MTHFR, etc. Plus, I’m really curious once and for all where my family originated and if there’s any Neanderthal DNA in me. Mainly, I just think it’s cool as hell.

  • I’m working on something that’s very personal, yet very important, too. I may chronicle the journey elsewhere, as it’s not entirely appropriate for this type of blog, but it’s happening anyway.

  • I may have signed back on to facebook, but I’ve kept it very limited and very positive. No bitching, whining, etc. No politics. Just an occasional here or there.

  • I’m possibly moving in the next couple of months to the part of town where I am going to finally settle down. It’s very bohemian and close to everything without being right in the middle of everything. It’s about 15 minutes further from work, but the piece of mind would be worth it. I’m most likely going to buy a house in the near future. I am so stressed in apartment living anymore.

  • I’m working on my road rage. It’s a bit ridiculous. Not that I am screaming, driving aggressively, or flipping people off, but if I continue boiling over, I’m going to have a heart attack in my car. It’s just not worth it.

That’s about it for now. Hope everything is going wonderfully for all yas.

Have a great week!!

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mrknittle:

Introducing my first ever original written pattern, the Katsuyo Luna Shawl.

Named after my friend Katsuyo (Katie), it’s a lace drop-knit shawl in two skeins of Patton Divine, finished with 16 tails of glass beads.

It was fun, but I am going to edit the pattern quite a bit and change the yarn type on the next few.

What do ya think?

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Introducing my first ever original written pattern, the Katsuyo Luna Shawl.

Named after my friend Katsuyo (Katie), it’s a lace drop-knit shawl in two skeins of Patton Divine, finished with 16 tails of glass beads.

It was fun, but I am going to edit the pattern quite a bit and change the yarn type on the next few.

What do ya think?

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I just made a low-carb semi-Paleo cheesy zucchini vegetable bake.

It has grass-fed ground beef, eggs, zucchini, brussels sprouts, red onion, eggplant, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic, coconut oil, ghee, and salt and pepper to taste.

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This should totally be a thing.

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spindustrious:

knitting superhero—

mapurl:

I think I was supposed to draw some color palette requests

instead I drew a knitting themed superhero self gratification aw yeah

Her arch-nemesis should be The Frog and her sidekick, Tink.

(via knitterwho)

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I feel like I’m a master engineer or architect.

I’m creating a lace pattern from scratch and am trying to figure out how I want to divide the bottom part into points. 

I feel as if I’m trying to divide the number of stitches by infinity.

And of course, I ended up with a prime number as my stitch count.

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I’m working on a cowl at the moment that is your basic YO, decrease, YO, ad infinitum.

My first 10 rows of the decrease (k2tog) and YO are beautiful and all lean to the right.

I wanted my second 10 rows of decreases and YO to lean to the left. 

I tried SSK and with the YO being the first slip, it doesn’t lean, just looks like a twisted stitch.

I experimented with S1K1PSSO to no avail either. It looks terrible.

I know it’s the YO causing the issue, but I don’t know how to fix it.

Any ideas?