Month: July 2018

#blog

Rainy Sunday

#1 son and his kids came over to visit. They told us all about their vacation in the mountains. They had a good visit with their dog, too, but left him with me since #1 son and DIL are heading […]

#blog

July Productivity

I use Rescue Time to track my work hours. It monitors my activity at the computer, subtracts things like email and shopping (who me?) and tracks the time I spend actually writing or doing research or design work. My goal […]

#blog

Plage de la Greve Rose

Here’s my current project. I’m starting with the dress. The yarn is Salade de fruits from La Droguerie. I’m using size 0 needles. I pinned out the hem — it’s just a couple of rows of garter stitch (Kalido yarn, […]

#blog

Next Project

Next up is the Baby’s new French ensemble. This is definitely a zombie project. I’m enjoying it — lovely soft yarn, the added challenge of instructions in French, and of course the pleasure of making something for my precious little […]

#blog

Quixote Shawl

Here’s the completed Quixote Shawl, unblocked. I pinned it out with mes epingles from Versailles. They are wicked sharp, and I hope they will do a good job. I resisted buying proper blocking wires and so forth, and I hope […]

#blog

Balloon Head

I woke at 4:00 a.m. thinking about work. I considered getting up and working, but when I moved my head it felt odd, so I concluded that I wasn’t awake and went back to sleep. When I got up, I […]

#blog

How Big Is My Shawl?

This shawl is supposed to finish out at 58 inches by 24 inches. How can I possibly tell? For one thing, it’s lace so it’s impossible to measure it accurately before it’s blocked. I’ve measured the center line, and it […]

#blog

Bitesnap

I’ve been trying out Bitesnap, food tracking app.┬á I found the DailyBurn app (I think it was called Blaance) very helpful — it required taking a photo and then inputting the count of Evil 6. This one doesn’t do Evil […]