Archive for the 'Cooking & food' category

Yarn tasting

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

On Monday the Knit Knight crowd got together as usual, but we had a treat. Denise saw recently that the fine folk at ArtFibers are beginning to send kits around for a yarn tasting, sets of yarn with plenty to swatch with, so she signed us up. Monday was the day. Denise got there early […]

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. […]

Because he said so

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dave says that I should give you a post every day, even if I don’t feel like I have much to say, don’t have much time, have no pictures, blah, blah, blah. So, here goes.
Patterns
I spent the entire morning today migrating two patterns from Word to InDesign. Yup. Took a while. I think it’s […]

A is for…

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

When I saw that the ABC Along had been revived, and that I was in time to get in at the beginning, I had to join. I loved watching everyone play along a couple years ago—has it really been that long?—and it looked like fun to do, so here I am. At “A.”
“A” is for […]

A holiday dinner

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The dinner
Once upon a time Dave and I gathered up our friends for a holiday dinner. We did them five years in a row before things like life and babies got in the way. The life thing settled down a bit, the kids got older, and it was time to do it again. Saturday, December […]

Peanuts for dinner?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Not having kids to feed allows Dave and I to have very odd meals sometimes. Like the other night. It was blisteringly hot in here, well over 90F in the kitchen, and neither of us felt like making the room warmer yet by applying heat to food. So we scrounged. Dinner ended up consisting of […]

Seeds of hope

Monday, March 26, 2007

There are few things in gardening more magical than planting a seed, seeing it sprout, and watching it grow into a plant. We were back at Lowe’s on Saturday, got a pony pack of yellow marigolds for the garden out front—not planted yet—potting soil, and some seeds. Since I mostly garden in pots on the […]

Knitting bag restarted

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

I have a (so far) successful re-start to my knitting bag. This time I cast on 30 stitches—instead of 29—worked a 1 x 1 rib for six rows, purled a row, then knit an increase row, where I knit into the front and back of every other stitch. Inelegant, I know, but with this thick, […]

Saturday’s dinner

Monday, February 19, 2007

We have a tremendous group of friends here in southern California—a huge group of fabulous people. We had eight of them over for dinner on Saturday night. Ron and Troy were our chefs for the evening. Everyone always loves it when Ron cooks. Always. The other cook of the evening switches around; sometimes it’s Dave […]

Thanksgiving meme

Friday, November 24, 2006

I saw this over on Deb’s blog late last night.

Which do you like better: Cooking at your house, or going elsewhere? Both. I love eating a feast at home, but I enjoy eating at other people’s houses now and then, too. Grew up going to Grandma’s house for Thanksgiving every year with the family, […]