With all hope of finding my last Ichida lace project, I have decided to start a new one.
New Lace Design
There is no name associated with this design (that I am aware of)...it is number 13 in the second book of lace by Naoko Ichida.
I've actually made a little progress on this piece already...more than the picture would show...I'll post a more up-to-date picture on Wednesday.
Having gone through difficulties and mistakes on the first Ichida project, this one is going a lot more smoothly. It's more complex in design than the first one, but not quite as beautiful. I'm also glad to be using a slightly thinner yarn for this project...it's going to look much nicer.
Does anyone think it's odd that I took a picture of the last book I read in the garbage can?
If anyone has ever read this book (and it's doubtful, since the book is rather old and practically impossible to get through), they wouldn't think it odd at all. The book is Frogs Into Princes - Neuro Linguistic Programming by Richard Bandler and John Grinder .
I have always found Neuro Linguistic Programming to be a fascinating technique, and I wanted to read more about it. Years ago, I picked this book up at a book sale somewhere and just recently got around to reading it. It's actually transcripts from a seminar by the listed authors, and it was a painful read. I found some useful information hidden carefully in the obtuse text, but it wasn't worth it.
Television Is Ruining Our Children
Here's our child ruining his eyes by sitting too close to what we call "kitty TV."
Nico can sit endlessly watching out the sliding glass doors on the back of our house, waiting for birds, squirrels ground hogs and other cats in the neighborhood to walk by. This picture shows him getting ready to pounce on the local squirrel.