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Archive for October, 2005

Monday October 31, 2005

Monday, October 31st, 2005

Well, this may be the shortest knitalong on record. I have completed my Fuzzy Feet, without having much interaction with my fellow footalongers or even seeing their pictures. I may have to make another pair. Here is the unfelted first Fuzzy Foot, sitting on my nightstand so that there are objects to compare its size […]

Sunday October 30, 2005

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

While I did not get very far with yesterday’s to-do list (we had unexpected guests, I had to clean up before the Schwan’s man arrived, there was this whole taffeta ruffle thing…), I did make a little progress with the Fuzzy Feet. As you can see, it is an enormous sock. A lot of folks […]

Saturday October 29, 2005

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

Having given blood and had a busy day at work yesterday, I was a bit low energy last night and went to bed early. This turned out be a good thing, because #1 son came in at 4:00 am and woke up the animals. This brought Nadia the cat into our room, determined to sleep […]

Friday October 28, 2005

Friday, October 28th, 2005

I am on the cookie rota for Monday night’s rehearsal, and so of  course I am making Hallowe’en cookies. For Pokey’s visit, I had made ginger stars, chocolate cats, peppermint skulls, and butterscotch pumpkins, and they were a hit. So I figure I will repeat that, making some every day between now and then. Then I […]

Thursday October 27, 2005

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Chanthaboune suggests that economics is not interesting, but I happen to know that she enjoyed reading Candyfreak, a book with a lot of economics in it. Of course, there was a lot of candy in it, too, and that might have been the part she enjoyed. That’s okay. We are not all interested in everything. […]

Wednesday October 26, 2005

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

We are getting toys in at work. It is always fun to unpack and arrange toys, and it is especially fun to see new ones. We have carpet skates this year, and Blast Pads, and very very cute baby toys. The Empress is a little nervous about ordering lots of toys, because the American consumer is […]

Tuesday October 25, 2005

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

La Bella and I went to a choral concert last night. It was excellent. Several different choirs, a good variety of music, including several pieces that La Bella and I have sung together, so we got a bit of nostalgia with our music. One of the conducters directed as thought she were dancing the hula. […]

Monday October 24, 2005

Monday, October 24th, 2005

You may remember Brooklyn. This is the denim track jacket I made for my 16-year-old. In spite of his maddening behavior during the actual knitting of the jacket, he likes it and has been wearing it when it dips below 90 degrees. Now, after a couple of weeks of wearing, the cuffs had gotten stretched out, […]

Sunday October 23, 2005

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

It’s easy to make fun of Martha Stewart. At the craft fair, there was a piece of calligraphy with Martha’s supposed Christmas To-Do List. My favorite item was “Roll sheep in egg white and sanding sugar to give a shimmer to the upper pasture.” “Disassemble, disinfect, and reassemble dog” was also a good one. But […]

Saturday October 22, 2005

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

If you are doing the HGP, then this week you are thoroughly cleaning the kitchen. A somewhat dismal thought, but while I was scrubbing the stove I thought about another burning question that has been popping up a lot lately: does healthy eating cost more? First, The Empress showed me a newspaper article that asked “Why are […]

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