[insert jokes about filling your bucket in the forest here]
The berries in the picture are Vaccinium myrtillus,or European blueberries. The Finnish word for it is mustikka and I was taught to call them just blueberries in English, until a few years ago when I found out that it’s not in fact the same berry Americans call a blueberry :,D
Well, of course no matter what you call it, it’s a tasty berry and really healthy too!
My evening hobbies include watching Jeopardy and answering all the pop culture questions that the contestants don’t know and calling them nerds, followed by watching Wheel of Fortune and screaming out the answer as loud and fast as I can.
Look how crafty I am, Tumblr! These are ornaments for my stepmom for Christmas. They took me forever to put together (mostly cutting and ironing of the fabric), and my thumb hurts from pushing in the ~200 pins, but totally worth it. :3
Do any of you crafty beezies keep a running list of what you’re planning to knit/crochet/sew/whatever? I have one on my phone and it’s excellent. I don’t usually have more than one project going at a time (I’m a product knitter, not a process one) so it’s helpful to go “oh right Andy asked me to make him a thing, I can start that now!”
Now that I’ve finished a sweater for each girl this cold-weather season, I’m going to knit a chemo hat for my aunt, then a tie for Andy. He asked me to knit him a tie. I agreed, because he rarely asks and because it’ll make a designer feel nice that their dumb filler knitted tie pattern gets used, probably. Who the fuck wears a knitted tie?
I finally added my stash to Ravelry and rediscovered a bunch of great stuff, none of which is kidproof, so there’s some selfish knitting in my near future, too!
My brother comes down to visit my new apartment for the first time tomorrow, AND we are going to a local tea room on Sunday. I have wanted to try this place since I walked passed it a year ago! Oh my goodness I’m so stoked! They do everything from the sandwiches to the pastries and chocolates, all on fine tea services in a gorgeous dining room! Fuck I’m such an old woman!
Because of those crochet lace photos, I’ve decided that this year’s summer project will be a crocheted tablecloth. Watch me ignore my editor’s pleas to rewrite my manuscript because I will be too busy counting stitches.
Now all I have to do is find a pattern :) Any suggestions?
@crystalxizzle said: “omg you watch Antiques Roadshow that makes me so happy (my mom’s on the show. She insists young people aren’t watching anymore, so I get excited when I find people who do)
hahaha I love Antiques Roadshow! I grew up watching it with my parents and I still find it a very comforting show. My parents and I would always make commentary, and when I watch it alone, I still definitely talk to the tv haha.
"Ugh this asshole thinks he got a steal, but it’s probably a fake. HA SUCK IT ASSHOLE I THINK YOU WILL FIND THAT YOU WERE GIVEN A FAIR PRICE.”
“Wow that painting is ugly af it should be worth 50 cen - WHAT DO YOU MEAN $240k???”
“that’s gonna be worth so much oh man I hope she crIES”
In those new episodes where they redo the old eps and give updates on what things are worth, my dad and I would totally do the sad trombone noises along with the tv we’re all such fucking dorks.