This is a pair of scissors that my friend/manager Robbyn was given as a Christmas gift. I think they are quite lovely - and they heft nicely in the hand. The blades are, maybe, eight or nine inches long.
I never have been able to see myself as a sword wielder, despite all the fantasy role playing games I've been in over the years ... but I could get behind a pair of scissors like this. :) A whole new class of character - Seamstress - Dangerously Crafty. (grin)
I have no idea what character I am best suited to be as myself ... Earth Mage, maybe, or Druid? I'm not a particularly physically gifted person, though I do have quite a lot of stamina/endurance and a fairly high level of pain tolerence. Somewhat above average charisma, too. (shrug)
We had some beautiful snow here in Columbia on Thursday evening. I love to watch snow fall ... but the after-effects are kinda painful, detail-wise. (sigh) I have to do a lot of early (!) morning telephoning to staff (and teacher/students if there is a class scheduled) and to change the message on the shop's answering machine.
We were closed on Thursday then opened late on Friday but on time today. Since I got up at 7 on Thursday and 8 (yes, a.m.!) on Friday, I gave myself permission to sleep in until 10 this morning (my two managers were scheduled to work on the sales floor). Sure was nice to stay toasty warm under the three quilts we have on our bed! I think it was noon before I got to the shop. :)
I kept wandering off from one task to get involved in another all day ... wandered from working on embroidering the label on an antique quilt for a customer to composing the February work schedule ... and then wandered off in the middle of that to piddle about choosing fabrics for the next sample I want to have sewn. (shakes head)
Could not get my mind to stay on track at all - add to that the steady stream of customers who had been deprived of our services for two days already and with whom I wanted to chat and visit. Many, many distractions. I don't think my metaphorical train ever left the station long enough to even _get_ side tracked! :)
At least my diet is going well, finally. For the past three weeks I've only lost 1/2 pound each week (yes, that is definitely better than gaining weight, but I had been doing a pretty steady 2 pounds down each week). Finally, when I went in on Tuesday to weigh in, I'd lost 6.5 pounds! Stubborn, stubborn metabolism! I've been dieting for 17 weeks now and have lost 34.5 pounds - pretty good, in my humble.
I am truly, truly surprised at how well it is going! I've been suffering with hunger pangs the past three weeks, too (which I had not experienced before on this diet) - so we added a bit more protein to my daily regimen. So far, it seems to be working (fingers crossed). I am feeling more energetic and moving easier, thanks be to modern research medicine! :)
I have been knitting a bit more than usual the past few weeks. I started watching the X-Files on Netflix, alternating with Lost Girl. I just happened across this latter one in the 'recommended for you' list on Netflix; the leading man is pretty dishy but I am having some issues believing in the leading lady as a succubus - more like scruffy warrior princess. I particularly like her human side-kick, Kenzi and the bartender, Trick (a leprechaun, maybe?) The whole premise strikes me as being remarkably similar to the Changeling fantasy games. :).
Over the years, I occasionally caught an episode of X Files on tv, but never really got too interested. So, this time I started with the pilot and am slowly working my way through the series - I'm almost at the end of season 2.
Lots of tv watching (on my computer, via Netflix) means lots of knitting time for me. :) I have more than enough ufo's to keep me busy with my sticks and strings for some time to come. :) I finished two different scarves knit with Noro Silk Garden (Dichotomy and Wingspan from Ravelry) and now am working on another Dichotomy one with a varigated red to green yarn, the brand of which I forget at this moment. Sure is making beautiful diagonal stripes!
I'm looking forward to finishing the Dichotomy I have on my needles now so I can finish the next project. I started a Tie Shrug (from Knitty online magazine) with some lovely soft Lorna's Lace worsted in autumnal colors ... but ran out of yarn about half way through (so I can't read a label correctly:). Ordered another skein of the yarn online (bought the first skein locally but they don't have any more of it) ... when it comes, I can finish that project, too. Knitting has definitely become my at-home hand work hobby - especially if I'm vegetating in front of the tv. :)
It is supposed to be fair but cold tomorrow (I'm on the sales floor) ... and sleet/freezing rain on Monday. :P The weather here in Maryland is not very consistent - the temperatures bob up and down all through the year and I never really get used to any of it, cold or hot. :P