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Archive for May, 2017

The Big City

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

#2 daughter and her beau came down for the weekend. I thought we’d go for a hike, but it was oppressively hot the day they arrived. We visited the wonderful used bookstore in town instead. I hadn’t been there for years. #1 son and his family came the next day. The kids were a fun […]


Friday, May 26th, 2017

My husband has been employed for a week now. He says the factory is cleaner than our house, and they had several days of training instead of just sending him in to start on the machine. They decided today that the machine they put him on is too heavy for him and will be moving […]

Further Road Trip Knitting

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Yes, I’m packing for Paris, and putting a reasonable amount of thought into it. But the question of what knitting project to take is more difficult. I’ve started two lovely projects in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, which is quite a wonderful yarn. It’s made in separate pieces, so all the pieces are small. I’m doing […]

Lambspun Organic Cotton Baby Blanket

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

I completed the baby blanket made from Organic Cotton from the lovely Lambspun yarn shop in Ft. Collins. It’s half Copper Mallow Flowers and half Forget Me Not. Very soft and highly textured. The pattern is also from Lambspun. It’s quite simple and easy. The yarn is so highly textured that it demands a simple […]

Minky Blanket

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

I saw this idea at Pinterest: a reversible blanket with Minky on one side and quilting cotton on the other. #1 daughter and I got all the office furniture out of the room that will be the nursery. We had good talks and got a fair bit done, and then I came home and made […]

Diseases of Civilization

Friday, May 19th, 2017

The phrase “Diseases of Civilization” has unfortunate implications: that people in the great civilizations of Asia, Africa, and South America are too barbarous to be able to acquire diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. The preferred term now is “lifestyle diseases.” Either way, these are the ailments that are brought on by the modern Western diet […]

Trump on Exercise

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Don’t you love British news? Actually, they have good and bad news like everyone else, but they have that courteously snide delivery, like butlers on British TV. Check out this story from the Daily Mail: PresidentĀ Trump believes that all exercise is ‘misguided’ with the exception of golf according to a recent story He also believes […]

Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

#1 daughter took me out for brunch yesterday and gave me a sassy card and an equally sassy mug. We tried three different places before settling in at Rick’s, enjoying a table on the sidewalk, essentially in the parking lot. We had tried a place on the square and been buffeted by the Farmer’s Market, […]

Sweet Life

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Life is sweet. Today was a gorgeous spring day. I went to Sunday School and to church, enjoyed seeing my friends there and hearing inspiring thoughts, and then cam home to a wholesome lunch. I took my book, my knitting, andĀ  dessert of gelato and espresso out to the patio and relaxed. Everything was deeply […]

Entrelac Chalk Bag

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

#2 son has a girlfriend. This is the first girl he has acknowledged as a girlfriend, the first one he has told us about. He has asked me to make her a chalk bag for her birthday and I am enjoying the project. Frankly, I’d have chosen girlier colors. Her favorite color, though, is forest […]

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