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Archive for August, 2017

Basque Pull

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

It’s the last day of August and I want to complete my goals for the month. I’ve accomplished most of the work goals but I also wanted to finish the Basque Pull from La Droguerie. I have done the front and nearly finished the first half of the back, mostly while binge watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. […]

The Food Box Way

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Here’s the home food box delivery dinner #2 daughter and I shared last night. She uses Home Chef. I like the fact that they put all the ingredients for a meal into a zip-lock bag, apart from the meat. Here’s a Blue Apron dinner. I use Blue Apron. They send a box of groceries with […]

List Week

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

It’s List Week for the Holiday Grand Plan. Make the following lists: Gifts to be given, with a budget — I’ll keep that offline and therefore secret. However, I do have some thoughts about handmade gifts. I’ll be starting those when I get home, having I trust completed the Basque Sweater. Christmas card list — […]

Brownville, Nebraska

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

We were driving up from KC to Omaha, debating which Subway to stop at for lunch, when we saw a sign leading to Historic Brownville, Nebraska. We were in Iowa at the time, but we saw that Brownville had a restaurant called Lyceum which also sold books. Obviously we had to go there. I bought […]

Body Love

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

I’ve been listening to Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Forever by Kelly LeVeque. I’ve been successful with lasting weight loss and I think I know how it’s done, but reading an inspiring book now and then helps me stay on track. This book instructs us […]

List Week Ahead

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Next week is List Week on the HGP, but I won’t be around then, so I took a little time today to look through knitting books for gift ideas. Baby might enjoy an elephant hat… or an elephant toy. There are also a bear and a rabbit, and maybe Little Girl would like one of […]

Vision Optimizer

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

  I’m trying out Vision Optimizer, a supplement for eyes, for Vine. It’s supposed to be taken three times a day, at meals. I’m not much for supplements (i.e., I don’t believe in them and I never take them) but I have been having trouble with my eyes. I think the morning pain was caused […]

Natural Selection No Longer Applies?

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

  Yesterday, following a haircut and a good bit of writing, plus our weekly team meeting with carry-out Kung Pao Chicken, I heard an interesting claim on Science Friday: natural selection no longer applies to humans in developed countries. The biologist making the claim explained that the variety of human genetic characteristics no longer affects […]

AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

This is not a stitch dictionary. Let’s be clear on that. A stitch dictionary shows you stitches, like stockinette or seed stitch, or old shale. This is a collection of motifs, color work patterns, and such. There are a few that will make classic looking all over patterns. Some work like classic allover patterns but […]

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 […]

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