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Archive for June, 2012


Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

I’ve done a bit of knitting this week, and the Nantucket Jacket has the armhole shaping done and will now continue straight to the shoulder. In the larger sizes, you end up with the cables clustered together in the middle of broad fields of seed stitch. A different, and less appealing, look. On the fronts, […]

Sunday June 17, 2012

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

I did the first lesson in the Craftsy tailoring class yesterday: cutting and marking. I did it right, including going out and buying the right kind of lining instead of figuring I’d wait till later, marking all the notches accurately, and marking the circles with tailor’s tacks. I can see that just making this effort […]

SWAP Planning

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

I made a successful SWAP several years ago — successful in the sense that I actually finished all the pieces, and had the pleasure of wearing all the nice things I had made in coordinated outfits — and have, just about every year since, planned a SWAP. Each time I have made about half of […]

Sunday June 10, 2012

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Last year at this time I was working on my office, transforming it from a cast-off desk in the corner of #2 son’s bedroom to a practical and pleasant workspace. Apparently this is the time of year for home improvement, because I am currently working on a couple more spaces. First, the patio. At left […]

Monday June 4, 2012

Monday, June 4th, 2012

I see by my Xanga that last year at this time I had been invited to Google camp. This year I haven’t been, so I guess that was a once in a lifetime experience. It was great. WordCamp this past weekend was also great. We stayed at the Sheraton, where we had a comfortable room […]

Sunday June 3, 2012

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Just back from the Big City. Seriously worn out.

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