Sunday, March 4, 2018

On Magazines

Where did this past week go? Work, mostly. I have three weeks left in my treatment, which continues to make me tired -- and that interferes with most fun things I do, like keeping up with all of you!

Magazines are one of my vices. I love pouring over an art or craft magazine with a cup of tea. But I am trying to cut back, both to save money and reduce clutter. I have a hard time getting rid of these magazines; they are just so beautiful and inspiring. However, at this point, I am drowning in inspiration!
I'm also trying to actually use them, thus I am going to knit this cowl from Issue 4 of Making magazine. This is a gorgeous knitting and craft magazine available only by subscription.  

My friend Tsela saw a pair of appliqued jeans on line and emailed me the link, wondering if we could make our own. Of course we can! Here's part of my mine:
And finally, a glimpse of kitty fun. Kola is about a year old now, just about done with kittenhood. She is still very playful and loves to attack this kitty carrot toy.
Now I'm off to catch up with you!



16 comments:

  1. Ha! Cute kitty photo. Tyg has a carrot too which he loves. Your jeans are great! A throw back to the 60's. I'm cleaning out some stuff this weekend. Not enough, but a start.

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  2. Kola is a cutie - I can see the playful nature is there in her eyes.

    I don't purchase magazines anymore (too expensive) but I do read many via an App (from my public library) on my iPad. Saves me money and the hassle of dealing with the clutter.

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  3. Look at that sweet kitty!!! She is growing up way too fast.

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  4. I hope that you last three weeks go quickly and you get your energy back! Your Kola is a sweetheart :) :)

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  5. Gorgeous cat, take care and have a good week, Cathy x

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  6. I am sending you prayers for a good three weeks my friend. I am with you on the magazines, they are just too costly and I agree take up too much room. But they are beautiful.

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  7. Drowning in inspiration! Well said. It can be overwhelming, can't it. Just yesterday I caught myself mooning over a spinning wheel - and I certainly don't need another hobby!

    Gorgeous yarns you've chosen for your cowl!

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  8. I heard of Making magazine but since I don't knit I imagine there isn't much inside for me. I too love magazines but have downsized to two only even if I live in a secluded rural area where we don't have a library. It's a good thing to be drowning in inspiration.

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  9. I find that magazines and 'inspiration' are all I am up to at times and I am alright with that! You need to pace yourself and heal up, too, you know. The yarn is gorgeous!

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  10. I am with you on magazine clutter. I hope you are less tired soon! And, I am can't wait to see what you do with your jeans!

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  11. Kola is beautiful and looks small. Not a big big girl. You yarn pairing is really pretty Deb. Feel better soon. hang in there.

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  12. I am exactly the same about magazines and publications.I'm obsessed by anything by Pom Pom at the moment.
    Only three weeks to go, take good care of yourself.

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  13. Awwwwwwwww...Kola is adorable. There is nothing cuter than a ginger kitty.

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  14. That cowl looks like it will be a fun knit! Aw Kola is so cute!

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  15. Your cowl will be lovely! Love your choice of colors. I've stopped buying knitting/crafting magazines for the same reason. I LOVE looking through them, but then they get put on a shelf and ignored.

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  16. I hear you on the magazine issue; way more ideas than time to make them. I need to quit adding patterns too; already I have enough yarn and the like that is more than I can ever use up. Love that red yarn especially; the two skeins look great together, and it'll be fun to see that cowl. Feel better soon!

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