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I saw a fun game on a friend’s blog (thanks, Jen!) and thought I’d try it.

The game is SCATTERGORIES … and it’s harder than it looks! Here are the rules:

*Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the questions.
* They MUST be real places, names, things … NOTHING made up!
* If you can’t think of anything, skip it.
* You CAN’T use your name for the boy/girl name question.
* If your name happens to start with the same letter as mine, sorry, but you can’t use my answers!

My name: Liz

  1. Famous Singer/Band: Led Zeppelin
  2. Four letter word: leaf
  3. Street: Lincoln
  4. Color: Lilac
  5. Gifts/Presents: Lamp
  6. Vehicle: Lincoln Continental
  7. Things in a Souvenir Shop: Lapel Pins
  8. Boy Name: Leo
  9. Girl Name: Leslie
  10. Movie Title: Lost in Space
  11. Drink: Lemonade
  12. Occupation: Librarian
  13. Celebrity: Lisa Marie Presley
  14. Magazine: Life
  15. U.S. City: Los Angeles
  16. Pro Sports Teams: Lions
  17. Fruit: Lemon
  18. Reason for Being Late for Work: Left home without shoes
  19. Something You Throw Away: Leftovers
  20. Things You Shout: Leaping Lizards!
  21. Cartoon Character: Linus the Lionhearted

Try it yourself and have fun!

Liz

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A few weeks back, I finished my Tendrils Shawl from Knitty. I decided not to use beads because of the weight, and also because I had no experience working with beads and knitting. Since then I’ve been working on the Mystery Stole 3, which has beads and I’m having fun with them, so someday I may try it again with beads. Anyway, here’s a picture of the finished object:

I ended up wearing it over this past weekend, while my husband participated in the Timberman Triathlon. It was cold…much colder than expected for mid-August! And windy. I was thankful to have a nice, warm shawl…though three or four of them would have been better. 😉

Here’s a closeup of the stitches:

There’s a mini-cable, a “regular” cable, and a ladder stitch. It was a lot of fun to work on.

The yarn I used was Classic Elite Premiere. It’s a gorgeous yarn, 50% pima cotton and 50% tencel. It’s SO soft, I spent a lot of time just patting and stroking it. Came out beautifully after washing and blocking and feels great next to the skin.

So, what are YOU working on? Something you’ll still use this summer, or have you all started your fall and winter projects already?

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Lately it seems my brain is disconnecting from reality on a daily basis. For instance, earlier in the week (on August 1), I had a dentist appointment. The dentist’s office called me a couple of days earlier to remind me. But did I remember? No. So I had to reschedule.

Yesterday I headed for the local garage to see if our mechanic could take a look at my malfunctioning air conditioning. On the way, I saw ducks swimming in the river. I wasn’t in a hurry, so I pulled over to watch them for a while. (They were beautiful.) When I pulled out a few minutes later, I went off to do my grocery shopping, totally forgetting about going to the mechanic.

I forget to buy things at the store, even though they’re written on my shopping list. I get into a room and forget why I’m there. I read a number in the phone book and promptly forget it.

This seems to happen to me a lot lately. I don’t forget who people are or how to drive or anything serious. But I forget little things a lot. Is this just a sign of age? A sign I’m overworked or overstressed? Do I need to do crossword puzzles, listen to Mozart or read Shakespeare to keep my brain functioning?

Tell me YOUR amnesiac moments. Maybe there’s comfort in numbers!

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