Make Something Monday – and I Cleaned Out a Bin!

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Yesterday, I got a wild hair to rummage in my craft storage bins for some yarn that I bought waaaay back when I first started to knit.  I put it away, thinking I'd make a sleeveless sweater or something for the holidays. Only, I'd bought four skeins, which isn't enough for a sweater. And so it's languished in the bin for ~cof~ years ~cof~.  I also got some very difficult, fussy eyelash y...
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Why Letterforms? – Reflection on the A to Z Blog Challenge, Letterforms in Nature and the Built Environment

2016-05-09 A-to-Z Reflection [2016]
My theme for the A to Z Challenge here at Knoontime Knitting was "Letterforms In Nature and the Built Environment." Why Letterforms? I adore letters.  I have my whole life.  I started young as a calligrapher, and had a business at the age of thirteen where I did menus and certificates for local small businesses.  While art was not something that was encouraged when I went to college, it's al...
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Zed

2016-04-30 The First Letter Z
And so, Dear Reader, the A to Z Challenge has come to an end.  Thank you for coming along on this journey with me.  I hope you've enjoyed wandering the streets of my daily round, looking for letterforms in nature and the built environment.  I have to say, it's changed how I see the world around me and even given me an idea for a book.  But in the meantime, I've got not one but two images for you t...
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The Fork In the Tree and the Path Less Traveled By

I think, by this point in my walk, the couple about twenty feet behind me were convinced I was bonkers.  I kept stopping, after all, to stare into the hedgerows or up at trees.  I even back-tracked to get the correct angle to snap this lovely letter "Y" for you. And in case the title sounds vaguely familiar but isn't quite coming to mind, it's from this snippet: The Road Not Taken by Robe...
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X Marks the Spot – Even If It’s Tardy!

I almost have my groove back!  It's at about 65%.  I felt good enough to go to the gym yesterday and walk two miles, even if I did come home and pass out.  Then today I met with my kick-ass trainer, and he kicked my ass. Sorta what I pay him for, but still.  My iz poopded! BUT...  I wouldn't leave you hanging, Dear Reader!  I got my last three alphabet photos on the way to the gym!  Abov...
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Weird Sky

I lucked out.  With my cold, I haven't gotten out to take photographs for the last handful of letters I need.  I took this photo of the sky a few weeks ago when it was threatening to storm, and got a great shot of the sunset in the process.  And look!  There's a W in the tree! Score.  Totally meant to do that. My theme here at my Knoontime Knitting craft blog is Letterforms In Nature...
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V! V-I! V-I-C-T-O-R-Y!

The title of today's post comes from the one-and-only cheer I remember from high school.  For some reason, any time I hear the letter "V," that's what I hear in my head. I particularly like this shot of the tree because it's an evergreen; in my mind, this is what trees "should" look and smell like.  As long as I've lived here in Chicago, I've never gotten quite used to the idea that deciduo...
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Under-Over

This looks like a cozy place to climb up and read a book, doesn't it? It also looks like today's letter, "U." My theme here at my Knoontime Knitting craft blog is Letterforms In Nature and the Built Environment. I’ll be exploring my daily round, looking for shapes in the natural world and built environment.   Thank you for joining me for the A-Z Blog Challenge. If you’re b...
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Look Up, Young Man!

I like signs, and I've taken snaps of these little ones before.  They've always spoken to me because of their size and content.  Not sure why. Losing a little momentum due to this cold of mine, so today's post is late.  Tomorrow is the letter U, which is for...  well, you'll have to wait and see! My theme here at my Knoontime Knitting craft blog is Letterforms In Nature and the Built...
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A Bit of a Stretch…

You like how I did that with the title?  "S"tretch?  :) If you look closely and use your imagination, you can see the "S" in the fence links. I had a heck of a time finding an S in a tree branch, and I have a cold, so I defaulted to my trusty fence. T is much easier.  I found several possibilities, but you'll have to wait 'til tomorrow to see. My theme here at my Knoontime Knit...
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