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New Life

Friday, December 3, 2010

I took myself in hand this morning, decided that come hell or high water I’d get those buttons sewn onto my blue cardigan.
You know what I discovered? The button holes aren’t evenly spaced.

You know what this means, don’t you? Frogging is in my future.
Not only do I obviously need to remove the […]

Gloriosa at elann

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

When the folks at wanted to borrow my finished Gloriosa sweater for some modeled shots, I naturally said yes. They’d donated the yarn for the project, after all. They just got in a shipment of the lovely Peruvian Sierra Aran yarn, are doing a special, and have the photo of my sweater featured on […]

Autumn is in the air

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sorry. I had to share. Simon’s Cat just kills me.

The fall Knitty

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I used to have a lot of fun reviewing sharing my opinion of a variety of knitting publications. Let’s resurrect this activity with the latest Knitty: Fall 2010. I haven’t listed every pattern in the issue. Some because I didn’t like them, some that to me were just there, nothing special.
Beatnick by Norah Gaughan, […]

Evening, Leaves, Anjou, and Little Lambs

Friday, October 8, 2010

I’m going to make a concerted effort (I know, I know, I’ve said this before) to start blogging more again, and coming up with some interesting things.
I told you a while back that I named my Spanish Dancer pattern after a tiny sea creature called a nudibranch. There are a lot of different types […]

Anteaters are too cute for words

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Just saying.

Dave took this picture when we were at the zoo the other day. The Santa Ana Zoo is pretty small, as zoos go, but it’s a nice place. Once a month you can get in free if you can prove residency. We’d been meaning to go for ages, and finally made it last weekend. […]

Monday and Tuesday

Friday, October 30, 2009

The first two days of this week were fun, fun, fun. Monday we went into San Francisco with Mom, and spent a good chunk of the day at the new California Academy of Sciences. This is an incredible new structure that completely replaces the old Steinhart Aquarium building, designed with the ecology firmly in mind […]

Grasshopper and knitting

Monday, August 24, 2009

After a yummy stuffed pork chop dinner and a movie, we wandered out onto the deck last night for a short nightcap and to enjoy the evening air. Ricki loves evenings on the deck. She was out there and waiting for us long before we had everything arranged. We finally got our ducks in a […]

A few photos

Monday, July 13, 2009

Other than this brief introduction, I’m going to do my best to imitate a photo blog today. Click on the images to make them bigger.


Okay. Can’t resist. You get some description, anyway.
Row 1. The bird had flown full tilt into a sliding glass door. Knocked out cold from the impact. I’m happy to report […]

Summer is here

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Welcome to all who are here for the Sweet Summer blog tour, hosted by Karen and her Cotton Spice blog.
Yes, it’s really been a week since I last posted. Honestly, I can’t believe how quickly a week goes by these days. I think I’m starting to get the real gist of Grandma’s complaint about how […]