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Goodness but yesterday was a change.  Last Thursday it was 'wear-a-really-thick-jumper-and-a-scarf- and-a-hat-and-a-thick-pair-of-gloves' weather.  I just had my usual gloves, which are quite thin but usually adequate.  Last Thursday I kept drawing my hands up into my sleeves it was so chilly.  Hence I dug out my Selbu mittens WIP and had a good go at the right hand mitten. (See yesterday's entry for further details.  Non-Knitter Readers will probably find it all a bit TMI and are welcome to skip that step!)

  The grey beaded scarf seems to be drying well, the lacework has opened up quite a bit.  I might get away with it!  I'll probably wear that tomorrow.  Show off!  Not at all, it'll be to remind me to look out for blocking mats and pins!

  Writing of things to look out for, BiL came up with this link to the various iterations of the Tardis.  Think I'll be looking for a sort of semi-solid blue somewhere around the Real Police Box and the Tom Baker Prop shades.  Go have a wander around the site, Dear Reader, I'll still be here when you get back.  That's the thing about Tardises and time travel!

  And, having knitted at least three new pairs of socks for H, I'm going to make a start on the commissioned baby cardigans.  I think I've chosen the patterns I want, I have the yarn (acrylic, but in a good way and at least it's easily washable, a major consideration with babies.)  I might have to adapt the patterns a bit, but WTH, it shouldn't be too difficult and I can take one as a KIP (Knitting in Public) project  on the trains to and from Farnham and Unravel tomorrow.  Hey, I may not have any grandchildren 'in the pipeline', even vaguely, but I'll be knitting baby clothes!  Albeit in acrylic.

  Dear me, it appears that even Republicans are beginning to doubt whether Donald Trump is mentally suited to the office of President.  Some mental health professionals have even gone as far as to suggest that Trump may have Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).  Apparently people with this condition often show some of the following characteristics:

  • Grandiosity, a lack of empathy for other people and a need for admiration

  • They believe they are superior or may deserve special treatment

  • They seek excessive admiration and attention adn struggle with criticism or defeat

  • Individuals with these traits distort reality to suit their psychological state, attacking facts and thosw who convey them (journalists, scientists)

Sound familiar?

  So there is an at present small prospect that the current POTUS may well have his presidency challenged on mental health grounds.

  On which thought I shall end.  Y'all have a good day now!
Current Location:
as usual
Current Mood:
amused amused
Current Music:
Dr Who theme music - the original Radiophonic Workshop composition
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On February 19th, 2017 08:57 pm (UTC), knittedblissJC commented:
Such productive knitting, that's excellent! And the news coming out of the US is so startling, it's bizarre to be living through what feels like a huge shift in politics these days- between Brexit and the US election, clearly something large is happening, and it doesn't look good. My hope is that these revelations galvanize the opposition out of complacency and to get more involved. Even here in Canada, I called my local MP's office for the first time in my life- it wasn't a huge issue, the Toronto Wildlife Services was looking for support on a council vote to approve a move to a bigger facility to help them better serve the wildlife in need in the city, but it was so much easier than I ever thought it would be. Makes me realize that getting involved is not the ordeal I thought it might be!
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On February 20th, 2017 09:41 am (UTC), bronchitikat replied:
Good for you.

I quite often email or write to our MP, just to make sure she knows what I feel about certain things. Whether she takes it to heart . . .

And yes, it's a lot easier than one might think, once you've gotten over the whole idea of doing so!
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