Sitting in the waiting room at Kaiser for the ritual boob squishing this am, I picked up a magazine. It was the HMSA magazine. I contemplated the irony of this event since HMSA is Kaiser's biggest competitor in the health plan market in Hawaii. So I started the morning with some food for thought and a new mantra ; gratitude is an attitude from the article "Doctor’s Prescription: A Daily Dose Of Gratitude" (I wonder if that is proper use of a semicolon...I never really understood semicolons)
The mammo was swift and I was left with an hour and a half to kill before the Art Academy opened. That can be dangerous for a shopaholic. Breakfast and coffee even with knitting only took 30 minutes, so using the excuse of looking for fusible fleece I decided to see if Kuni's Island Fabrics was open. Pauline Kunimune was there and it looked like classes were in session. There was no fusible fleece but I picked up a couple of patterns, webbing for bags,and a bargain clearance happi coat for $15.
The Hawaii Craftsmen's 41st Juried Statewide Annual Exhibition is going on at the Art Academy. I got to see May's fantastic Crone Bone in person. There was even a sculpture made of felted cat hair and whiskers. I really enjoyed the wonderful pieces in this exhibit. I just might have to go again.
I'm on a shopping roll. Look at the some of the additional damage.
That's NZ Corriedale roving from Mielkes and Cascade for the Christmas stocking. Now if I can only find my pattern in time. The brown roving is called dark grey. Go figure. I used some polyfil for stuffing and it makes for a much springier critter. I can't decide if I like it as well as the wool stuffing. I also bought fabric...yikes! I was on a fabric diet, but I visited The Calico Cat, and all resolve vanished. Then of course more Beaverslide...OMG! Somebody help me please?
What's a woman to do? Knit some more Totoros and a cat. Sew something for the shop...
(This is a storage roll for double points. Has everyone gone to the two circ method for socks? I'm still hanging on to the DPS, myself)
...and be grateful for the time I have to craft and enjoy all the talent out there in the world, and for all the continuing inspiration from the blogsphere and Ravelry, Hayao Miyazaki and beyond!