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Archive for February, 2005

Monday February 28, 2005

Monday, February 28th, 2005

I saw this first on vooDOO920’s xanga. Solving this jigsaw puzzle and posting about this sweepstakes for Big Red makes me eligible for free Xanga Premium for life…  Oh go on, go play. I don’t know what Big Red is, but the puzzle was sort of fun.

Sunday February 27, 2005

Sunday, February 27th, 2005

“They tell God what he ought and ought not to do, and inform him of things of which he is already well aware, such as that they are miserable sinners,  and proceed then to admonish one another to feel guilt and regret about abominable behavior which they have not the least intention of changing. If […]

Sunday February 27, 2005

Sunday, February 27th, 2005

Here is the first full repeat of the pattern for the bathmat. It is a nice windowpane with stockinette and seed stitch, with four panes across. It is supposed to be six panes long. It is also supposed to take two skeins of Morocco. You may notice the very small amount of yarn left in […]

Saturday February 26, 2005

Saturday, February 26th, 2005

This may not look like a surprising piece of knitting, but really it is. Here’s why: I wound the skein into a ball before I began (normally I wait until it begins to tangle and then wish I had wound it first) and then, in order to restore the balance of the universe, I did […]

Friday February 25, 2005

Friday, February 25th, 2005

Naturally, anyone who read the part about the Heavenly Father being more agreeable than any vegetable would be confused — if they had not read the earlier post. And why should they have? Later posts appear before the earlier posts. Naturally, anyone reading about heavenly vegetables would just give up, not continue eagerly to the […]

Thursday February 24, 2005

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

Update on the search for lyrics, described in detail below: I have determined that William Mason, William Rowan, and Dudley Buck (coincidentally enough) all did sacred texts to “Largo.” There are texts called “Love Yet God,” “Love is of God,” “Trust in the Lord,” and “Hope in the Lord.” If you own a copy of […]

Thursday February 24, 2005

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

Here is a bit of wisdom from Too Much Wool’s knitting blog ( “I wish that everyone would realize that until recently beauty in things was commonplace and that it is our responsibility to demand that of the future. ” Sôetsu Yanagi I realize that my blog is in a variety of colors and fonts […]

Wednesday February 23, 2005

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005

This book will gen you up on all the chemicals in all the bottles in your bathroom. You will then want to throw them away. I am going this morning to work on my Buck piece with my choir director. I told him yesterday that I had been asked to sing in the Methodist choir […]

Tuesday February 22, 2005

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

“Arbolist… look up the word. I don’t know; maybe I made it up. Anyway, it’s an arbo-tree-ist, somebody who knows about trees.” — George Bush, as quoted in USA Today, August 21, 2001. This is a fairly typical quote from our current president, and fitting for the man who is proud of the No Child […]

Monday February 21, 2005

Monday, February 21st, 2005

Behold the back of Hopkins.   And on the right, the back of the applique practice piece, just barely underway. Having traced the design onto freezer paper and cut along the lines with an X-acto knife, you iron it onto the back of the fabric. The fabric is supposed to be black to make it look […]

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