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Archive for December, 2005

Saturday December 31, 2005

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Last year, while working on Hopkins, I posted some advice on colorwork. I think it’s still good advice, but I have an update. Instead of the magnet arrangement, use Mavalus Tape. You can take a little strip and put it directly onto the chart. When you finish the row, lift it and move it to […]

Friday December 30, 2005

Friday, December 30th, 2005

Many of us make plans, resolutions, or goals at this time of year. This has led to a mathematical conversation chez fibermom. Namely, if your goal for the year is to marry (or to find a suitable candidate for marriage), can you usefully calculate your chances of success? This all started when The Empress, The […]

Thursday December 29, 2005

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Natalie did a more knitterly year-in-review, thus: What is your favorite finished object of mine of 2005, and why? And what is your own favorite finished object of 2005, and why? Answer in the comments, then I will visit your blog and answer for you! So here are most of my FOs for 2005. It […]

Wednesday December 28, 2005

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Feebeeglee had a “year in review” game on her site. You put the first sentence of the first entry from each month together. Here’s mine: We enjoyed a little mild celebration of New Year’s Eve, with ginger ale at midnight. An Update on Moral Questions About Sheep This book tells us that one angora goat […]

Tuesday December 27, 2005

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

My Christmas presents included this book and, as #2 son put it, “one of those little books they write things down in at the gym.” When I started at the gym, my fitness goal was not to have to take statins. Then I worked up to the goal of working out for 30 minutes most […]

Monday December 26, 2005

Monday, December 26th, 2005

It’s not that Christmas is all about food at our house, but that our other pictures have people in them, and you know I don’t put pictures of people up. So here is breakfast. Our traditional Christmas morning breakfast is an overnight breakfast casserole. You cut up bread and put it in a baking dish. […]

Sunday December 25, 2005

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

    Merry Christmas! We enjoyed our Christmas Eve enormously. There was a certain amount of baking and cooking and present-making and such, and a great deal of lolling about. The kids headed out with cookies to deliver and a list of places to go to pick up the goodies for the reveillon. Son-in-Law’s mother […]

Saturday December 24, 2005

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

Merry Christmas! Or almost. At sunset, the first day of Christmas will begin. So today’s song has to be “The 12 Days of Christmas.” Here you will find a cool site that clarifies the twelve days, with Christian symbolism for each of the gifts. The symbolism is associated with the story that this song was […]

Friday December 23, 2005

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

I got home exhausted last night. I’m not sure why… it was a busy day at work, but not busier than other recent days have been. Maybe the extra effort of being on my feet all day with a cut on the sole of my foot (still haven’t figured out how that happened). Anyway, I […]

Thursday December 22, 2005

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

We’re singing “He Shall Feed His Flock” from Messiah, “Come to the Cradle ” by Michael Card, and Schubert’s “Ave Maria” on Christmas Eve. Here is some interesting history for Schubert’s piece. The previous link will give you a beautiful performance of the piece on the harp — though our plan for Christmas Eve is […]

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