Queen for a Day

I am knitting little things. Keeping the mitts busy. You know the drill. The best thing i have found and am trying to really perfect is this: Yes, this: The knit Waldorf Crown. I had to stop gasping once I saw this...and ran to get needles and yarn just to see if my wits could lead me through this. Yes. It did. And Yes, I did...though I think a bit of more accurate blocking might really help. I also think that a really tight stitch with wool or even a heavy weight cotton might give the stitch great definition. But.... Are you kvelling or is it just me...sucker for everything?

I have tried three different patterns including knitting along with wonderful jolly Bronislava Slagle (see below) who you can knit along with her to make a crown in the round (written pattern is here>>).  She also creates a pattern for you to make them on straight needles here>>Only problem, to my thinking on Bronislava Slag's crown is that see the spine or center of each of the points? see that they are not nice PSSO knit stitches like the Happy Hippo one? I think that is because its knit in the round and gets messy that way. Next Crown will be the YouTube approach with some refinements there.... But aren't these the bee's knees? I think I am going to crank out 8-10 of them and sell them (auction for MANY) as a birthday party set? What fun!

The great thing beyond its a KNITTED CROWN is that it's a tiny project therefore it's totally quick, not much yarn and can fit in your pocket. So perfection. If only I could figure out how to drive a car and knit. That would be multitasking to the enth degree...and probably more horrifying than even texting and driving.

If you are a knitter, give it a whirl. You might make yourself a Queen or King for a day.


Mary Blair for your pocket


Mary Blair created a lot of things. Disney's "Small World" is just one example. She illustrated children's books (Golden), did some pretty cute advertising work, and is known for her work with Disney visualizing many of the classic animated movies as well as creating the palettes that really define the early Disney animations. Is Mary Blair known for her hankie designs? I don't think so...but she should be as she brings a whimsy and yet a strong hand and strong common composition to the hankies that are out there. And, do you think they are valuable? One person noted she bought a Blair hankie at a yardsale for $.25 and proceeded to resell it on Ebay for in excess of $150. More>> That is even better than Apple stock! Here are a few examples I have gleaned from the web for your amusement and my reference.

poetry from my new favorite website

its was red orange and it changed its shape and just hoverd over the tree line

I saw the object over a tree line i dont know what it is i first thought i was the moon then i thought the moon doesn't rise in the west so i watched it for about 20 minutes. In the first 10 minutes its changed shape and i think i i saw the ground under in on a hill side flash for a second. And then after that it changed into a crescent shape and didnt do anything elts but sit in the sky at that spot for 10 more minutes. I eventually went to bed and when i left to go to bed it was still there.


Occurred : 4/16/2013 00:15 (Entered as : 4/16/13 0:15)
Reported: 4/15/2013 9:42:30 PM 21:42
Posted: 5/15/2013
Location: Johnsonville, NY
Shape: Changing
Duration:20 minutes

from the National UFO Reporting Center
State Report Index for New York


Hovering steadily, burning like fire, starts to dim then disappears

Hovering mostly in one spot over a festival, burning very brightly like fire.

Then it started to dim and within seconds it was gone.

It was entirely silent.


Occurred : 7/12/2014 23:30 (Entered as : 07/12/14 23:30)
Reported: 7/16/2014 7:35:56 PM 19:35
Posted: 7/20/2014
Location: Saugerties, NY
Shape: Fireball
Duration:1-2 minutes