Red Wine and Roxy Music

And Tiffany Blue.

This:tiffany1
Is becoming this:chalkhills
The pattern is Chalkhills from Louisa Harding’s Hummingbirds, and I’m taking some liberties as usual. The yarn is something I’m guessing is from the 70s or 80s. I truly have no idea.

Every now and then, women would come in to the store where I used to work (seven weeks and counting — holla!) with bags of yarn to donate. Their mother had died, their aunt had died — it was always the same sad story. And it truly was sad. There was usually nothing we could do with most of it, it was so old, or all acrylic, or in such appalling shape (smelly, water damaged). But this was rescued by one of my nice co-workers (there were a few) and she gave it to me. The bag says the skeins are $1.25 each, I have no idea of the yardage, but it’s a weird 5-play that is similar to Maggi’s Linen. I love the color, but as you can see from the photo, you have to pull it very carefully out of the bag or it gets tangled. So you have to knit slowly, too.

We’ll have to see how this one turns out.

Hey, did anyone but me watch the smashing sequel to the original U.K. Life on Mars on BBC America, Ashes to Ashes? Complete with scary David Bowie clown?
ashes
It was awesome, Keely Hawes looks like she just stepped off a Roxy Music album cover, the music is sublime, and if you grew up in the 80s as I did, you’ll agree the early 80s beat the late 80s — especially the U.K. variety. I guess unless you lived there. But hey, I’m on the dole now, so I can say what I want!

Went to a party Saturday night and had fun. Even drank some El Presidente beer and called myself “the husband.” So I don’t get out much anymore. Am going to a baseball game (Braves vs. Marlins) Friday, so plan to drink again in the hot sunshine.

People my age seem surprised when I tell them how happy I am now. But the people I hung out with at the party, who were considerably younger, seemed to get it.

I have been domesticated.

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