Thursday, January 10, 2008

In homage to my all-time heroes, Joe, Mick, Topper (best drummer of his era) and ever-talented Mr. Simonon - here's something that has cracked me up for some time

Just had some bad (?) news about my favorite event... but it looks as if there maybe a light at the end of the tunnel (Get it? Fred Eaglesmith? Tunnel? Ahhh fergit it). North Bay may just be the new home of the festival which is really weird because last week, K the elder & I were saying "wouldn't it be nice if it was in North Bay - it's so much closer than Cobalt". Don't get me wrong, I adore my little corner of heaven up on Loon Lake but the drive takes up almost half the weekend...
and in homage to the man, here's possibly the best picture that I took this summer

Now, it begs the question - WTF are people doing with that much clam juice? Egads!

Looking for a quiet port to hang out in, I pulled out a classic Dr Thompson work and have bunkered down for a good mind meld (my my my haven't I become polite in my advanced years?!?). *Sigh* I do miss that man... Is there any joy deeper than a well-written treatise?

In knitting news, the past week has been very productive (knitting between calls and meetings - it's like having a full scuba tank in very deep water - breathe breathe breathe ahhhhhh! Fight off another shark, skim over a manta ray breathe breathe breathe)
I've pulled off an item that's been on my knit list for years, Tubey (gotta get a photo of it)
I keep knitting stuff and gifting it before I take photos, then I forget that I made it (bless this head injury and all who sail in her) so then I forget that I've got knitting to's a vicious cycle. All I can say is that there are a hell of a lot of socks and sweaters out there, just waiting for someone with a decent camera to take a picture of them

Anyone else going through this?


Patrizia said...

Hi Tara..

I can't wait to see your Tubey!


Bumbershootska said...

if I could only find some batteries that K the younger hadn't hoarded for his Wii, then maybe I could use my camera LOL

hugs right back to you :)

Taz said...

Oh I like the look of that Tubey but I'm afraid my skills have only just got past the scarf and dishcloth stage and now I can do a very simple hat. :o

Bumbershootska said...

Tubey is dead easy - if you can knit in a circle, you can make it
I used Paton's Decor so it wasn't going to cost an arm and a leg, either
(easy AND cheap - yup that's me in a nutshell LOL)

Taz said...

I've tried (once) to knit on circular needles and got incredibly frustrated and gave up. I really should give it another go.

Whitneyknitter said...

I too love Dr. Thompson! I think I'll get his books off the shelf and read them while Hubby watches the crazies (that includes Paula) on Amer. Idol and the "Races"!


Bumbershootska said...

The secret to circ. knitting is to knit a row as if you were knitting on straight needles first, then join the round - it's much easier to see if you've twisted your stitches.

Bumbershootska said...

Thompson, to quote someone dear to me - well, the man's a freakin' genius! Even now, 36 years after this book was published there are phrases that he's created that make you stop, think and then re-read. Honest, blunt and funny prose is sure hard to come by these days