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Archive for September, 2012

Barbarians at the Gates

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

First thing in the morning I do 30 minutes of Wii Fit. I haveĀ  a step to put the balance board and and I pop in a DVD and climb stairs, basically, for half an hour. By the time I finish, I’m awake and I’ve done some exercise, no matter what else happens that day. […]

Present Two: Blue Sky Alpaca Needles

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

My next present — well, I bought these, so it’s not a present, unless it can be a present from myself to me — was a couple of sets of dpns from Blue Sky Alpaca. I rarely use straight needles. Circular neeedles work perfectly well for flat knitting, and you don’t have the problems of […]

Henry Hatred

Friday, September 28th, 2012

I have frogged Henry twice, all the way back to the foundation rows. Now it’s behaving better. Third time is the charm. Maybe. I don’t trust it. It’s just an ordinary herringbone pattern, after all, so it should not have caused any problems. And yet it has caused me to frog an entire skein of […]

Present One: Approaching Joy’s Fashion Week Book

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Paige of Approaching Joy made a pretty book of her pictures from New York Fashion Week. Moxy Ox, a local print shop that reminds us of Moo.com, printed them up and mailed them out, including a copy for me. It was wrapped up like a present, and it was a pleasure to unwrap and leaf […]

Drugs

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

I avoid pain medication. I only take antibiotics in the rare cases where it’s absolutely necessary. When it comes to things like stomachaches and other small discomforts, I believe what I was taught as a child: clean living is the solution. If I have a cold or flu, though, I want drugs. I have faith […]

Ziploc-ing Up Christmas

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

I’m feeling a bit poorly today: sore throat, sore eyes, sniffling… This could be because I took the dog for a nice long walk yesterday and also took a book outside to read on the steamer deck chair, thus racking up a couple of hours of breathing in the allergen-laden air. However, since I teach, […]

Everyone is Awesome!

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Here is the completed Southern Snowfall scarf made from Folk Center handspun, all tied up. It is narrow enough that tying it up a bit seems like a good thing to do. It’s still too hot to wear it. This has not kept me from beginning another scarf. This one is Henry, a manly herringbone […]

Gentleman Mathematicians

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

I did get around to cleaning my living room, though I forgot to post an After picture. Things have been going very well at work. Our team is great — we’ve added several new people, and it’s going very well. I’m still very busy, but I can tell it’s a good team and we’re feeling […]

FTP

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Spoonflower fabric is special, high quality, and expensive. I orderd five blouse lengths of gray and pink prints for a FTP — That doesn’t stand for File Transfer Protocol. Last year, I did a STP — Summer Top Project — in which I sewed 10 blouses for the price of one ready-made. So this year […]

Right, Wrong, and Math

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

#1 son came over for dinner last night (Beer Braised Chicken and Mushrooms with noodles, broccoli, and apple compote) and we got into a discussion of Right and Wrong. He feels that choices may be right or wrong depending on the circumstances. Each individual and every moment is so different, he feels, that it is […]

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