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Archive for August, 2017

Knitting, Road Trip

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

I'm heading out again next week, with new luggage to test for Vine and a bus ticket. Yes, I'm trying the bus again. Anyway, I must make an important choice. I'll be gone for a couple of weeks, so I need a lot of knitting. And since I'll be doing a good bit of it […]

Fashion Models to Be Replaced by Robots

Monday, August 14th, 2017

There are a variety of lists of jobs which, researchers have determined, are likely to be replaced by robots. While the most reliable data suggests that most jobs include tasks which will be replaced by robots (or already have been), this is not the same as entire jobs being replaced. It is certainly nowhere near […]

The Creation Scarf

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

This fluffy cloud of a scarf can be completed in one day. Start with Rowan’s Kidsilk Creation, shown above next to the completed scarf. Before and After. This is a discontinued yarn, and as far as I can tell, it was mostly used just to make these scarves. This isn’t yarn so much as a […]

Simplicity 8131

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

I’ve been sewing Elle pants and Hot Patterns tops so far this summer, but for my pretty embroidered-effect silk, I needed a pattern that took very little fabric and also took advantage of the drape and movement of the cloth. This is the cloth in question. It looks embroidered, but it’s actually a print. A […]

Health Problems: Who’s at Fault?

Friday, August 11th, 2017

I'm waking up every day with sore eyes, sore throat, and general malaise. I have meetings every day, too. I'm not saying the two things are connected. But both make me feel like whining. On the other hand, I still haven't gotten back to my healthy habits, so I sort of feel like it might […]

Eerie Silence

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

 The eerie silence: renewing our search for alien intelligenceP. C. W. Davies; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009WorldCat•LibraryThing•Google Books•BookFinder  In The Eerie Silence, Paul Davies looks at all the different ways we might be able to prove or disprove the idea that there are sentient beings on other planets. The whole book is interesting, but one thought […]

Pain in the Eye

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Monday I woke from a dream about the otolinos. Tuesday I woke with a compulsion to tidy the linen closet (and did, at least partially). Today I woke with serious eye pain. Too much staring at the computer? Watching TV in bed while knitting in the evenings? The serum I’m reviewing? I went to the […]

Tudor Roses

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

I’ve long admired Alice Starmore’s Tudor Roses. I will probably never knit anything from it, so I haven’t seriously thought of buying it in the past, but they recently brought out a new, much cheaper version, so I snapped it up. The patterns are not, I think, really about knitting and wearing. There are lots […]


Monday, August 7th, 2017

My husband’s alarm goes off at 4:30 a.m. He hits snooze a couple of times before he gets up and then a second alarm begins at 5:00 a.m. Neither of us knows how to cancel that 5:00 alarm, so I am awakened at least three times before my alarm goes off at 6:00. We have […]


Sunday, August 6th, 2017

I’m working on the Debby Bliss matinee coat in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, colorway Duck’s Egg. Above you can see a coconut macaroon with mini chocolate chips from Ghirardelli. I love the stitch pattern. I’ve had to frog back to fix an error several times now, but I think I’ve mastered it at this point. […]

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