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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?
thank you ladies for the new week. Time does seem to buzz right along. Joyce, Gus seems impervious to the colder weather. He doesn’t have a lot of thick fur on his feet right now since he was just groomed last week. Or maybe the previous week. However, I do plan to tell the groomer to leave his feet alone next time except for his nails. I ordered some of the mushers balm JoRae recommended and do have a little jacket for him. I put it on this morning as it was so cold. He loves his walks and scoops up any bits of ice or snow he can find and then walks along chewing on it. I sure hope it’s ok for his teeth. I have been discouraging him from doing that. We too are expecting snow next week. But since the temps are going up it could easily turn to freezing rain. I hope you are slowly doing better and getting stronger.
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Thank you for the new week ladies very much appreciated.
just got home after foray to the gift store and couldn’t resist buying this hanging arrangement for the front door.
‘At present it’s inside but will move it on Christmas morning.
‘Also here is my latest and possibly last knitting for the store for awhile.
‘We left the store and went and had coffee and yummy cheesecake for morning tea. Tried a new place and it was really nice.
Wont need lunch for awhile after that large slice. View attachment 1267370 View attachment 1267371
love the wreath. the dress is adorable.
Soft peanut butter cookies with a Hershey’s kiss for our craft afternoon tomorrow. It will be fun View attachment 1267372
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!
rotten thieves! But isn’t the place responsible to fix it? It did happen on their watch and at their place.
edit to add that I see everyone else who responded feels the same I do. On their watch and in their care. They should fix it. And should have done so right away
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:ROFLMAO: That was delightful Joyce! You are so right in that the boys have wonderful voices but oh so funny.
it was such a fun listen! Gorgeous voices!
You would think it was their responsibility to fix it but they waited until he paid, then told him so he didn’t have any leverage on them. You would think they would have insurance for this but apparently not
wow that’s dirty lowdown.
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You are right, it is a lot of work, and it will definitely be treasured! I can only work on it in good lighting. I was finally smart. I took what I had finished of the cabin, and the graph/chart that I had taken to the library and had enlarged, to the eye doctor when I had my exam in October. I told her that that and knitting on fine yarn to make socks was what I did most. And that I have a really hard time reading the charts. So she tested me to see what strength readers I need just for doing the bead work! They work great! I wear contacts for distance, and can't use the multi-focal because they don't make the strengths I need together, it's either one or the other. The readers I use for everything else are a+2.50, and the ones for beading are +3.0, and even better, she sent me to the store next door that sells them for $1! I did get a pair there, but also went to Walmart and got a better pair for $5. I'm not having the chart scrambling for me as much. Before it was all jumbled and scrambled. Now at least I can use post it notes to mark each row, and not always have to use 2 to isolate the row I am working on. There are so many pages to this pattern that I printed just the charts and took them to be enlarged as much as possible, and I am using the Adobe .pdf program on my Kindle Fire to use the rest of the pattern for all of the steps and pictures of each step. It makes it so much easier! And it doesn't use all that paper and ink!
wow you have a lot of patience to do the beading. It will be stunning when all done.
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Wow, Tami! That beaded train is an ambitious project. Is it going to be one car a year? So pretty!!!
how are you doing? Any better? Did you get to see a doctor?
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.
and I just asked how you were. If I had continued to read I would have found out. I’m sorry you’re still not much better. Whatever it is, it’s sure nasty.
$3.85 here yesterday and going up.
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.
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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.
so sorry about your dd and the girls being sick. Hopefully you stay well. I saw my dr at the school program this morning and told him I’m only seeing him at school functions and no where else. Lol
Im off to bed. See you all in the morning.
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We very seldom eat dessert but tonight I had a craving for something sweet so I made this apple dessert. I thought I would share the recipe because it's fast, economical and light. No idea what to call it but I've had the recipe since the mid 70s.

2/3 cup white sugar
1 cup apple, peeled, cored and diced (I just use the whole apple) NOTE: use a good cooking apple like MacIntosh
1 egg, well beaten
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Combine the apple and sugar in a bowl with a spatula until sugar is moist. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Combine dry ingredients and add to the apple mixture, fold in chopped nuts. Spread in a greased 9" pie plate, bake 30 minutes at 350°F. Serve warm or room temp.

I've made this successfully with Robin Hood gluten free flour if you need to substitute.
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thanks Jazzy. That looks perfect.
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It’s called gouging! Can you drive to other area’s to buy your gas. I always try to buy whenever I’m near Costco as they are cheaper there for me. If I go to the gasoline stations in my neighborhood, they are between 10 & 15 cents a litre more expensive.
I could, but I’d have to drive a good half hour before I got there. if it’s on my way, which it usually isn’t, I do fill up. Haven’t seen it under $4. here in forever.
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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.
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Walmart was $2.98 today, but most are around $3.20
$2. 98? Wow….I don’t think I’ve seen that in at least a year, probably longer.
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Flower Plant Flowerpot Purple Table
the Christmas cactus is just loaded with blooms. So much fun to see such a nothing plant put on such a big show
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I like the Ghirardelli chips too. And their brownie mix also. DD always keeps a box or two on hand for emergency desserts. We usually have pecans in the freezer---we order from an orchard in DD's hometown in Texas---and they are great added to the brownie mix.
I always buy those since they don’t have soy lecithin like other chocolate chips do. More expensive though. And I love that they’re very dark chocolate
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good morning. Gus is sitting here whining at his reflection in the patio doors. He’s positive something lives up on my hill and frequently sits and looks carefully all around. He could possibly sense something as my neighbors trail camera picked up fox, moose and coyotes. And I’ve had pheasant up there also. And once a very distraught turkey. Anyway, it’s fine during the day. It’s at night when it’s dark that I get slightly nervous. No way anyone can get in, but still. And then I tell myself why on earth would anyone pick this house? So silly.
Sonja, so very sorry about your dh’s relapse. I’m sure it is taxing on you. Praying it gets resolved quickly. Glad the snowmen hats are coming along. I need to make some new hats. But I’m still working on those cardigans. One more to go. Need to stop in on Tuesday and pick up some more yarn.
thanks y’all for the comments on the cactus. It’s a fun plant for sure. i love the blooms, they remind me of flying tropical birds. I have another one too a pinkish white one that doesn’t hang onto the blossoms at all. I treat it same as the pink one.
I was going to comment on more, but everything has flown out the window. So with that sad admission of my senior moment, I will sign off. Church this morning and then to oldest dd for the day. Gus will be thrilled to go visiting.
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And I think drugs have a lot to do with it. Users are always trying to get their hands on enough cash for their next fix.
Today 21st is our 52nd wedding anniversary , how time flies and a bit sad my beloved is not here but I look at his photo here on my screen saver and think of him. A good friend has her birthday today so will send her a message later, it’s a bit as yet.
I’m sorry your beloved is not there to celebrate with you. it’s not easy my friend, is it? But we must carry on and thankfully we have good memories.mblessings and hugs.
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