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There is a section on Xanga that let’s me know where visitors to my blog are from, and what they are looking at.  Also how they found my blog.  Lately, most visitors come from google searches for?  — Crown Royal Bag Quilts!  Ever since I posted pics of a quilt made from Crown Royal bags, I’ve had visitors from all over the world.  Australia, China, Great Britain, Peru, and Romania, to name just a few, also from all over the United States.  There must be an awful lot of Crown Royal drinkers out there wondering what to do with those little purple bags.

Haven’t posted in a while because I’ve been spending a lot of time in my sewing room.  Trying to catch up on projects and brainstorming for some new ones.  Can’t post pics yet of some of the projects, but hopefully it won’t be long before I can.  Finally finished knitting the boring stockinette foot of the second Tidal Wave sock, so those are done.  Then I finished the first and cast on for the second of the September Woods socks

Other than grocery shopping and attending a funeral, I haven’t left the house in quite a while.  Starting to go a little stir crazy.  So this afternoon I’m venturing out to the quilt shop and bookstore, trying to ignore the siren call of the yarn shop, but you never know.

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Finished the Calorimetry, modified with cables.  I like the way it turned out. 

Cabled Calorimetry

The button doesn’t show up well in the picture, but it is a vintage, antiqued silver, metal button with cables around the outside edge. 

Cabled Calorimetry

Have been doing a little knitting on a couple of pairs of socks, trying to finish them up.  The weather isn’t cooperating, so no yardwork has been done.  More cold yucky weather due in the next couple of days.

I was talking to Eve yesterday about being right or left brain dominant.  Left brain dominant individuals are more orderly, literal, articulate, and to the point. They are good at understanding directions and anything that is explicit and logical. They can have trouble comprehending emotions and abstract concepts, they can feel lost when things are not clear, doubting anything that is not stated and proven.

Right brain dominant individuals are more visual and intuitive. They are better at summarizing multiple points, picking up on what’s not said, visualizing things, and making things up. They can lack attention to detail, directness, organization, and the ability to explain their ideas verbally, leaving them unable to communicate effectively.

Then I came across this quiz, my test results were no surprise.  “Overall you appear to have fairly Equal Hemispheres”

Brain Lateralization Test Results
Right Brain (46%) The right hemisphere is the visual, figurative, artistic, and intuitive side of the brain.
Left Brain (52%) The left hemisphere is the logical, articulate, assertive, and practical side of the brain
Are You Right or Left Brained?
personality tests by similarminds.com

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There have been some changes since my post yesterday. 

First off, no sooner did I post about doing yardwork, and the wind started blowing like crazy.  So the neighbors are still stuck with looking at my dead zinnias.  Although, I plan on trying to remedy that later today.

Then, the more I thought about making a Calorimetry with five cables across the top, instead of the three I was currently knitting, you guessed it, to the frog pond we went.  Now my Calorimetry will have five sets of cables.  I really like it and am halfway through the project..

 

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Couldn’t help myself.

Came across this quiz on another blog.  Just couldn’t resist.

 
 
 
And if you can’t get enough House, here’s a video, watch for the funny scene after the credits.
 

 

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I know it’s a little corny, “Can we say Cheeez?”, but it’s amazing how good you feel after a little restful sleep.

Last night was my first night on the CPAP.  Even with waking a few times because the mask felt strange, it was the best night’s sleep I’ve had in months.  I could even feel the knots of muscle tension relaxing, like little bubbles bursting.  Received a copy of my sleep study.  Turns out I actually only stop breathing an average of 7 times an hour, but there are 42 times that my breathing gets extremely shallow, dropping my oxygen levels into the 70’s.   I rarely got beyond light or stage1 sleep.  Knowing all of this, it’s easy to understand why I was so tired all of the time and unable to function.

On to the knitting.  Started a new project.  The first Calorimetry I made was given to Kerry, now I’ve decided that I need one too.  So I stopped in at Gourmet Yarn Co. the other day after my Drs. visit and picked up a skein of Heathered Cascade 220 in a dk. hunter green, also purchased another Addi Lace circ in size 3, but that’s for another project.  For the Calorimetry I’m also modifying the pattern by adding 3 sets of cables at the center top.  It is turning out pretty well.  When I make another one I think I will add two more cables for a total of five.  The reason I’m not adding more cables is because of the pain of trying to work cables on the short row ends.  As soon as I make more progress, pics will be posted.

The sun is out today and the wind’s not blowing too hard, so think I’ll try to get a little yardwork in.  I’m pretty sure the neighbors are probably tired of looking at my dead Zinnias.

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I finished the Celtic Tote and love the way it turned out.  So I was excited about using it, a little worried about how much weight the handles could support.  Decided that all I needed for my Drs. visit was billfold, keys and current sock in progress.  That was too much weight and a yarn snapped, there was a little unraveling even with the felting.  So I will be adding leather handles to the tote when I put in the lining.

Today was Senior Citizen day at the Goodwill, so the “Aunts” and I made the rounds, then topped it off at a Chinese Buffet.  For less than $10.00, I came home with a pair of cropped pants, a sun dying kit for fabric, a copper plate for the garden and a black soft leather jacket.  The jacket will be cut up and used to make handles for the tote.  We also stopped in at Hancocks and I bought some cushions to cover, for the patio chairs.

The Sleep Remedies place called late yesterday, and I have an appointment Thurs. afternoon to be fitted for, and pick up, my new sleeping buddy (CPAP).  Can’t wait.  NEED SLEEP!

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The results are in.

Or – The reason I feel like a zombie.

Dr. gave me the results of the sleep study today.  I stop breathing 49 times an hour and my legs jerk – a lot.   No wonder I’m not getting any sleep.  I pretty much knew about the breathing thing, because I wake up gasping once in a while.  But restless legs?  Although I do have a lot of leg jerks late in the afternoon, Bill’s never mentioned me moving my legs a lot at night.  Dr. gave me a prescription for restless legs, and I’m waiting for a call from the CPAP supplier to get me set up with my new sleeping partner.

I foresee sleep in my future.  Zzzzzzzzzzzz……….

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