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Archive for March, 2005

Thursday March 31, 2005

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

Here’s something really exciting: Knit Pro. Of course it is not exciting if you are not a knitter. But if you are — wow! This application will chart images from your computer for you to knit. Last week I had found a way cool triangular design which I thought would have been great on Hopkins’s […]

Wednesday March 30, 2005

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005

Here’s the flowerpot with its necklace. You cannot see the detail of the shards, but you can see those if you look back at my picture on Easter. The farmers market opens this Saturday, and our frost-free date is next week. I do not have the knack of starting plants indoors, so I buy some […]

Tuesday March 29, 2005

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

I was intending to show you pictures today, but xanga is not in the mood. Maybe later. I was up late last night working on the costumes which are due tomorrow, and will be doing the same thing tonight. This is caused by the fact that I have to take my kid to the dentist […]

Monday March 28, 2005

Monday, March 28th, 2005

Last week The Empress asked me whether I thought that the agoraphobia program was helping and I said no, I thought I was just having to fit unpleasant experiences into my life a lot more than before. Now, having driven several hundred miles on the freeway — some of it in the dark and some […]

Monday March 28, 2005

Monday, March 28th, 2005

So I got to the top of the sleeve, and found that I was about 1″ shy of the needed length. Looking back at my calculations, I noticed a lot of “about” and “roughly,” and this is probably why it did not quite work out. It needs to be bit steeper. I was decreasing on […]

Sunday March 27, 2005

Sunday, March 27th, 2005

  Happy Easter! I hope that you have a joyful Easter planned. There are baskets on our table filled with candy, books, and trinkets. We have colored eggs and banana nut bread that we made yesterday for our quick breakfast before the sunrise service. Any minute now I will go drag the kids out of […]

Saturday March 26, 2005

Saturday, March 26th, 2005

This book tells us that one angora goat can produce the wool for two pairs of cashmere socks or half a sweater. It does not specify whether this is per year or what, but it may still be helpful to any spinner who is considering bringing up his or her own cashmere for sock knitting. The […]

Friday March 25, 2005

Friday, March 25th, 2005

Here is the start of Hopkins’s first sleeve, with the colorwork completed. It is asymmetrical, vaguely triangular, and subtle, as intended, but I am now wondering whether maybe a vertical band all the way up the sleeve might be better. I draped the body over a chair and set the sleeve on it. I’m squinting […]

Thursday March 24, 2005

Thursday, March 24th, 2005

#2 daughter is home for Easter, having finished her choir tour. Now, she had been on a whirlwind tour, doing one or two concerts a day for five days, and then driving through a couple of states to get home. Naturally, as soon as we grabbed some spinach and mushroom pizza and melon, we headed […]

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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005

I’m reading Bell, Cook, and Candle : An Angie Amalfi Mystery (Angie Amalfi Mysteries) By Joanne Pence. There are no nice people in this book so far. There are self-centered, whiny fashionistas, self-centered whiny goths, tormented police officers, and madmen. If it doesn’t improve, I’ll quit reading it before the end. That’ll teach it. The […]

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