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Gold shawl name poll

Monday, May 18, 2009

As usual, you all quite blow me away with your pattern name suggestions. I love them all. Thanks to the confusion of being able to post comments on pictures—a feature I have a love-hate relationship with—if you want to read the explanations for the suggestions you’ll find them in three places: here, here, and here. […]

Naming the shawl: a poll

Friday, May 8, 2009

Quite a few of you suggested names for my new shawl. They’re all wonderful. In no particular order, here’s the list. Vote for your favorite one. I’ll leave the poll up through the weekend, so you’ve plenty of time. As usual, this isn’t a democracy—if I find that I like one more than the one […]

I’m home

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I’m home. Mom’s eye surgery went well. Her eyes are now both clear, and brown, and beautiful. No more milky cataracts for her to try to peer through. Especially the first couple of days after the surgery, she reported being amazed at how bright the sun is. The advances that have been made in cataract […]

More diamonds? Check.

Monday, April 6, 2009

The diamond rows are all done. Next up: inserting a lifeline, and knitting the flowers at the top of the shawl. But I’ve changed my mind. The more I think about it, the more I want the first row of flowers to line up with the last row of diamonds. It’d just be nicer, don’t […]

Knitting and dying

Monday, March 30, 2009

The end of last week and Saturday kept me very busy charting, re-charting, and knitting on not just a swatch, but the real McCoy. I cast on 413 stitches, and merrily knit the setup row plus ten pattern rows before I retired on Saturday evening. I awoke some time during the night and realized something. […]

The border swings out

Monday, March 16, 2009

Dare I say it? The dress is almost done. There’s very little of the hemline border left to knit, there are a few more ends to weave it, and the armholes and neckline need to be finished. That’s it. The next day or two will see it done. With any luck…
I hadn’t really thought […]

Home for ten minutes

Friday, January 23, 2009

We returned from Mexico on Saturday the 17th. I was here for oh, a good ten minutes, then I was gone again. What, you ask, could possibly get me out of my house after being gone most of the month? Well, TNNA in San Diego, of course! I jumped in my car, and about 90 […]

San Jose del Cabo

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I’m off my game. I’ve been away from blogging for too long. I sat down to write up a great post about our first actual, real vacation in years and years, and… nothing. Nada. El zippo.
So, where to start? How about this? We’ll start with a very basic geography lesson. When people say they […]

Old family photos

Friday, January 9, 2009

While I was visiting, Mom showed me some old pictures, all kept together in a frame in a sort of montage, that had belonged to her sister.

There are a couple of pictures of my aunt and uncle, one of my cousin when he was a boy, one of her favorite minister (he looks like […]

I’m here—for now

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I’m back from Mom’s house. Her eye is doing very, very well. She nursed me through the worst of my cold. Then caught it. Poor Mom. At least the early part of her eye’s healing was done with before she came down with it.
I took some pictures while I was there, pictures of stuff […]