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Knitting Tea Party, Friday 18th November, 2022

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Knitting Tea Party, Friday 18th November, 2022 :knitting1:

I seem to be getting earlier and earlier posting the new week, but I’m always afraid as the night goes on that I’ll forget altogether! So here we are early as usual - and to be honest “early” is not usually my “usual”, I’m more inclined the opposite!

Summary of Friday 11th November, 2022 by Darowil
The summary and following lists are a summary of last week's Tea Party and are of more value to the regulars here unable to keep up with all the chatter than to newbies - who are very welcome to join us at any time just by speaking up and making yourself known. All the pages etc refer to last week’s Tea Party Knitting Tea Party, Friday 11th November, 2022

A lot more pages this week than we have had for a while but mainly general chit-chat this week.

Kate has been referred for an endoscopy although the nausea has now gone. 🤞🏻

Flyty1n had a MRI this week to work out what is wrong with her leg - no wonder she has had pain as she has a break and a meniscal tear. Fracture is well aligned and only a small tear so no treatment other than Tylenol/paracetamol and walking only as tolerable without too much pain.

Machristie came back from her weekend away unwell - and remains unwell.

Jazzy has been looking after her grandson this week and so has been around very little. Now back home.

Poledra has finally done the last of her farm work - and tells us she is not going to do it next year!

Grandies are growing up quickly with one reaching double figures, twins reaching two and two young ones becoming mobile - Matthias especially. Some weeks just seem to make the KP grandies growing up show up so clearly.

PHOTOS by Kate
1 - Fan - Amaryllis and geranium plants
3 - Darowil - Wet back yard
4 - Swedenme - April & Annabelle
5 - Maatje - Gus
6 - JoRae - Roxy
12 - Darowil - Bridges and flood debris
16 - Fan - 1940s pattern book / Mini pink rose
20 - Bonnie - Slippers and towels
22 - Fan - Tomten for a neighbour
23 - Fan - Tomten completed
23 - Bonnie - Mukluks
31 - Kate - “Birthday Cupcake” for Mindy
33 - Kate - Luke & Liam
34 - Fan - Female tomten
36 - Fan - Completed tomtens
40 - Sugarsugar - Crochet Christmas penguin (link below)
41 - JoRae - Pot holders / Double knitting hat
44 - Swedenme - Knitted Nutcracker doll / Cowl & mitts
53 - Alibee - Knitted sunflowers

18 - Tami - How to sew with metallic thread (link)
20 - Bonnie - Vintage knitting books (link)
50 - Sugarsugar - Pew the crochet penguin pattern (link)

20 - Bonnie - Pavlova Christmas tree (link)

14 - MindyT - Watering Christmas Cacti (link)
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Thank you so much Kate and Margaret for our new week. The summaries are so helpful as well as the photos so I can go back and see the ones I missed. The sunflowers were very realistic. I loved them.
Jazzy, do you now have a snow covered view? Is your bike cleaned and put away for the winter?
Still very cold, just up to 34F at 3 PM.
Poledra, I see on our weather report that you are supposed to be getting some of our very cold weather as well as snow. Did this happen.
Maatje, is Gus accomodating to the cold weather? Does he have lots of heavy fur on the bottoms of his feet?
We did, not really much in the way of snow, it was just a flurries and didn't stick, but it got cold as a witches backside. lol We're warming up starting tomorrow, it will be heavenly, but we do need some good wet snow, hopefully after winter officially hits, we'll get some good moisture.
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I hope this fun link will open for you. These two boys have fantastic voices.
That! Was fantastic!!! Lol
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Thanks Kate & Margaret for another week.
Fan lovely little dress & pretty star.
JoRae, those cookies look good.
I thought DS would be here for supper but he went to pick up his truck in Lloydminste, his transmission went & needed fixing. Well, it took them 2 weeks to fix it & while it’s been there thieves drilled a hole in his gas tank & drained his gas. The @#$& service people didn’t tell him this had happened until after he paid his bill. Now he has to figure out how to get that fixed before he can come home. Damn thieves!
They should have made sure that it was secured, so that that couldn't happen, that's just horrible.
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Alibee I LOVED your collection of sunflowers; they put a smile on my face. You sure made them up quickly. I'm getting so slow but it doesn't matter; not where to go and not much expected from me.

Kate and Margaret many thanks for your commitment to keeping us up and running.

Went to knitting group today. I've really cut down on attending but only because I am trying to watch how much gas is used when not really necessary. It was nice to see everyone.

Machriste I hope you managed to see the doctor today.
Can any of you carpool and take turns driving? That would limit the amount of gas used by any one person.
Gas in Cheyenne today was only $3.25/gal, so glad that it's coming down.
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Thank you Kate and Margaret! You are so appreciated. I was a little late to exercise this morning. DH took the truck over to the club house for coffee, and got back here at 9, thinking he was on time, except I was supposed to be there at 9 and Gale usually starts a few minutes early! That's ok, I still got my work out! Then beading. I finally have the boiler finished for the Christmas train ornament I am making DH. That's 2 pieces out of I don't remember how many that get put together to make the whole locomotive. I may have posted the link for you before, but I don't remember. Right now I have just the locomotive started, but I do have the patterns for the rest of the train. Christmas Train Ornament Pattern Part 1 The Train Engine Bead Pattern By ThreadABead

Jeanne called me this morning and said to check the mail. They had coupons to a restaurant we haven't been to before that had 2 hamburgers, fries and drink (non-alcoholic) for $15. So we went and tried it. The burgers were good, fries were crisp but not over done. A good meal. And we checked out the menu while we were waiting for our food, and have decided it's worth going back to. The prices were competitive with most other places. We are back home with the electric heaters going and I have a heat pack on my feet on the footstool with a blanket over my lap. The sky is clear, the air is crisp and it's 44F at 8p. Brr! And I think DH is napping in his chair with the RV on. This getting dark so early is the pits! I'm even ready for bed this early tonight!

Back to the top to catch up and send the summary to Joy and Kathy.
That's a great deal for dinner.
That's gorgeous, he will love the train.
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DS said he called his insurance, he will be responsible for the deductible, $500, apparently gas tanks are really expensive. He said he will try to get the repair shop to at least cover the deductible but if they won’t, he will make sure to give them more than $500 in advertising.
we have a “ claims free” program, if you don’t have a claim for 5 years you get 20% off on the premiums & he will lose that as well, so an expensive thing.
Gas tanks are expensive, and not an easy repair.
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Yesterday, I had my pool therapy. I started back last week. Today I spent a good portion of the morning getting everything to do with my upcoming surgery set up. Yes, my surgeon for my shoulder is going to scrap and smooth out the arthritis he told me that it doesn't mean it won't come back and I have an extreme tear in my Rotar cuff he will have to repair and any other problems he comes up against. He knows I don't want a total shoulder replacement. I just don't have good luck with surgeries. My PT guy told me it is not an easy recovery it will take me 1 1/2 to 2 years to get over. That scares me I'll be 78 before I get over it, yikes. I have an appointment to see my provider Dec. 2nd. I'm suppose to have all my pre-op x-rays EKG and blood work that day. I do hope that happens but when it comes to the Base and how things get all Mucked up is the norm so we shall see. That is what is going on. Take care dear ones. Love to you all.
Hopefully it all goes well and to plan.
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Thankyou ladies once again. Another wet day here today... it is just starting to fine up a bit mid afternoon, but more forecast tonight if it happens. Well DD and both girls have just tested positive for covid (again they had it in Feb) , and I had Penelope here yesterday for a few hours... at least we were mainly outside though as it was a nice day so fingers crossed I don't get it too. So far Penelope has no symptoms, Serena a slight runny nose and DD has the bad headache... which is why tested in the first place.

Bonnie.... I posted at the end of last week to note that the pattern says to use black for penguin feet but I did use yellow. Edit... also I used white where the pattern said cream.
I hope they all recover quickly and with no more symptoms than they currently have, and that you stay totally symptom free and no covid.
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The video with the boys singing was a hoot, but boy they're good.
I'm all caught up, had a great day, and the weather wasn't bad, cool but not bad.
Thank you K&M for the new week, greatly appreciated, early or late, doesn't matter, whenever you get us started is good with me.

I'm off to bed, syt.
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Good evening and thank you Margaret and Kate for the new tea party. Sick of being sick, but have not gone to doctor. There is not much treatment for a virus and no sign of anything bacterial like bronchitis. I think it’s just tough it out and stay isolated.
DD keeps me supplied with kleenex, orange juice, lemons and soups. She leaves things outside my back door. We definitely have snow and temps are down, but not below 0 F yet. I’m staying inside for now. Drinking a lot of tea with lemon and honey.
Good that your DD is keeping you supplied, hopefully this passes soon, tea with lemon and honey never hurts.
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it’s still $4,59 here. I’m wondering why…it seems other areas have cheaper gas. Even some of the smaller towns around here do.
Because they can get it.
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Good morning, the sun is coming up and we're supposed to hit a high of 42f, yay.
Have to run to the bakery and get my loaf of bread later, and stop by the LQS/LYS to talk to the owners for a few minutes, but otherwise, the plan is to hit the treadmill and then do some more cleaning/organizing.
Have a great day all, stay safe and well, and those unwell, take care of yourselves.
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YaY! My ball winder got here today, it's a belt driven wood, off Etsy, I love it, it works so well, and it was only $51 from Prime Artist Store. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.
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good morning. Not as cold as other mornings. 7:30 and 22*. But looks like the sun will shine today so should be a wonderful day. I have no where to go or be today. Yay! I suppose I could work outside but I’m not going to rake any more leaves…. I’m afraid at this point will also rake up too much of the bark. So the rest of the leaves will need to decay and provide mulch. Angela, sounds like your day was perfect! And a well informed guide is a godsend. 2 hours sounds just long enough. At least that’s my limit…anything after that my brain goes into overload and doesn’t take any else in. Strawberry Sharon, those machines are wonderful. My mom had a similar old one when we immigrated. She traded it in for a new singer machine….that was back when singer was still a good name. One of my DD’s now has that machine and it still works very well. I hope you will follow the advice of the others here regarding your shoulder surgery. Wishing you a good outcome. I must update you on my little grandson who had his food stolen at school. He is doing so much better and the reading has now definitely clicked! As has the spelling. Everyone is thrilled for him. Bonnie, I hope you ds has his truck fixed soon. I can imagine that’s a tricky job. And I sure hope the mechanics place coughs up the deductible. Otherwise like mentioned, maybe a small claims court and lots of free advertising on your sons part. Well, I’m going to get going. Hope y’all have a good day or night.
Great news on your DGS!!
DS wondered that too. The owner wasn’t there when he went yesterday so he said he will phone Monday & see if he gets anywhere.
Hes afraid they drilled more than 1 hole in it & it’s plastic so must be replaced & I guess they charge a ridiculous amount for new ones, that’s why he called insurance.
we will see how he does🤞🤞they really don’t need this extra expense just now. His last week of work is next week & the transmission was $4500. He’s applied for a couple of other jobs but no word yet
I hope he gets another job soon with not problems, and that pays well.
Hopefully he's able to find a tank for a decent price.
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Just catching up, I got on the treadmill and did a walk and then a run, a portion of the Boston Marathon, feels so good to move. I ate like a starving person though, when I was done. lol
I'm going to watch some tv and knit while I catch up here.
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Sonja, I'm watching a blog thingy by a couple that live on Svalbard, wow, that would be a really interesting place to visit. Not that all of Sweden wouldn't be lovely to visit.
Edit: she said Sweden, but I found out it's actually Norway, so hmmm...interesting. lol
Morning ladies thought I better show my face before more days pass again , not been particularly busy just trying to deal with husband at the moment , have to say living with someone who is classed as bi-polar is not for the faint hearted, but hej i havent needed to ask for bail money yet so my super power patience or should that be resistance 😄 is still strong . I've been having some trouble with my snowman hat but I'm now happy with the snowman , got to make the other one while it's fresh in my head so hopefully if I can get some peace should be able to get them finished this week,

Cathy so sorry to hear the girls and mum have covid , do hope they feel better soon
So sorry that your having hubby issues again, and yes, bi-polar is a hard one to deal with, and you are a super woman with many powers, knitting included. lol
I can't wait to see your hats.
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