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Sunday, January 01, 2012

Starting Off Random

I got my Serenity out for some spinning. My son was thinking it had become just another decoration. The yarn I spun for Tour de Fleece came out lace weight but was a bit scratchy. I also had quite a bit of two ply lace weight left over from Hanami, so I attempted a cable yarn. It wasn't too successful. I don't think I put enough twist in for the two two-plies to cable together. I have over-dyed it a little blue since taking the picture. It's still quite a thin yarn.

Apparently even bananas are not safe from the advertising world. This was stuck to brother-in-laws banana. The scan code will get you ringtones.

Blogless Melody wore this T-shirt walking yesterday. It's a good reminder to put the would've, could've, should'ves behind and we all pledged to move forward and leave the past behind. It's a little easier as I don't think my memory is a good as it was before.

My mom at 87 has declared she is no longer making Ozoni for New Years. I just happen to love Ozoni and have a mochi machine so have taken up the task. Last year she said the same thing, but in the end did the broth. This year I made everything and it came our pretty good. There is always more mochi then we can eat, so I attempted a Kagami Mochi, Hawaiian style, with a ti leaf, Cutie Clementine and gardenia leaf.

The Nook was an impluse purchase as I passed Barnes and Noble on the way to exchange a shirt. A shopping center can be a dangerous place to visit around the holidays. While searching how to customize the screen saver, I discovered a community of folks who like to hack their Nook. No doubt they also hack their Kindles, phones, game consoles and anything hackable. I tried to think of a good reason for me to hack my Nook, other then just owning one, but the Nook touch has no audio and is black and white, and I bought it to store my knitting patterns and books for travel on it, which requires no hacking.

With my Christmas gift card, I got the book about Woody Crumbo off my wish list and 3 CDs (Sarah Jarocz Song up in Her Head and Follow me down, and Gillian Welch The Harrow and the Harvest).
I love Mr. Crumbo's spirt horse on the book cover.

Have a wonderful New Year!


kbrow said...

Happy New Year, dear one!
I've heard you can hack a nook to play kindle books, too. But no idea how to do this. I think I heard about it via Dorothy, though, or one of the Aloha Knitters.

It is 66 degrees here in Atlanta. Last New Year's day it was about 30 and just bitter. Maybe 2012 will be a kinder, gentler year.

Jennifer said...

Love this action packed post! The t-shirt is perfect for New Years. What a find. Here's hoping 2012 brings you much peace, happiness and health!

Beverly said...

I bought the Kindle Fire pre-Christmas and have loaded it with patterns. I've really enjoyed using it for games, movies and light web surfing.

Aim said...

Hey, how do you store your knitting books on your nook? I got a Nook for Christmas this year and would love to use it for such a thing!!!!!