Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Week 25--Leap

This coming week marks the end of "Leap Month," with February 29, so the twichie word of the week is "leap."

Freebird thought of leap frog and tree frogs, so she created this adorable  and colorful piece in beads. Also on her blog:

Leap by

We, on the other hand, allowed our minds to jump around. The explanation of how we got here is on this blog:

By Cheryl

We hope you'll take time to visit the artists' blogs, sprinkle kind thoughts all around and perhaps next time join in on the fun?!
Until next time....

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Calendar and Unicorns

This year, 2016, is a leap year in the Gregorian calendar. That means an extra day, the leap day of February 29, is added to make sure the calendar stays in sync with the rotations of our planet around the sun.

Cultures that mark their own years, such as in the Chinese and Jewish calendars, have a variety of different ways of making up for lost time. Very interesting stuff.
Add a day here, add a month there....

You can take a leap of faith.


And there's this cute saying.

That's a very keen observation, don't you think?

You can play leap frog (just stay away from the unicorns!)

Or Leap Frog

You can make decisions with a Leap or Jump Mat--kind of like a Magic 8 Ball for your feet

Or you can take one small step and it becomes a giant leap for all mankind.

What kind of art will you leap into?

Send us your TwobyTwos, your twinchies to:
1xeritas@gmail.com by 2PM Arizona time, Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Include links to your blog post or what-have-you. We'll post all the accumulated goodies later the same day.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Week 24--Sweater

What a difference a week makes! Last week we couldn't wear enough layers, this week we're back to t-shirts, shorts and sandals. We try to enjoy the cooler weather because soon enough it'll be the inferno that makes an Arizona summer. Which is why the twinchie of the week is, "sweater."

Freebird channeled her inner Olivia Newton-John, putting on a varsity sweater from "Grease," as you'll see on her blog.

Letterman Sweater
by Freebird
Our official response was a little off-center, composed of elements for instructions from 2003 for a granny-square poncho. We have no delusions that granny squares or ponchos are or have EVER been hip, just so you know. Square, definitely.

by Cheryl
Have a brilliant week! Until next time....

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Warm and Fuzzy

There's nothing quite like a cozy sweater n a cold winter's day, except perhaps hot chocolate with marshmallows.
But that's something altogether different. Let's get back to the sweaters. (And we're not talking people who perspire, that would be really different. Ah, the English language! How easy it is to mutilate!)

There are Fair Isle sweaters:

And there are Aran sweaters:

And we learned that there are meanings behind the various patterns. We just thought these things were impossibly difficult to knit.

And we're not quite sure about the Ugly Christmas Sweater craze, other than it's an excuse for a party.

All we can say about THAT is WOW! Full disclosure: we have our share of outrageous sweaters from the 80's that can now claim honors at that kind of party.

Whatever your fancy, let's see some pretty sweaters in miniature! Send your twinchies to:
1xeritas@gmail.com by 2PM Arizona time, Tuesday, February 9, 2016 along with blog linkies or notes on your inspiration. We'll post them later that day for all the world to see!