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Archive for September, 2005

Used vs. New

Friday, September 30th, 2005

The biker festival is here, which means loud motorcycle noises all night, which is what got me out of bed at 4:00 a.m. On the up side, yesterday was a stunning day, 70 degrees, low humidity, geese flying south overhead. In fact, while walking to work I thought I saw a little hint of color […]

Thursday September 29, 2005

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou* The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier * The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain * Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck * Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling * Forever by Judy […]

A Delicate Question

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Today I have a delicate question for you. This may be a bit of a shock. After all, I write about religion, politics, and double-pointed needles without warning anyone of impending controversy, so what could be so delicate that it requires a warning? Well, it is the week for thoroughly cleaning the master bath on […]

On Being Open-Minded

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

I continued to be unhappy with the holes left by the M1s in the brim of Headline News, so I fixed it by making wee little cables (I used those short bamboo needles) over the lines of holes. Now I am happy with this cap, and will wrap it up. It is having to slouch […]

Fact Checking

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

I am supposed to be fact checking for the state history encyclopedia. I like the idea of fact checking. It appeals not only to my fondness for research (my motto could be that of the mongoose, “Go and find out”) but also to my skepticism about historical reporting. I think many things are presented to […]

Laid Back

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Yesterday I was very laid back. I was on my way to church and my husband asked if I was planning to drive. “Nah,” I said. “It’s going to rain.” “That’s all right.” “You’ll get wet.” “That’s all right. I won’t melt.” The walk over was very nice. The air was moist, and in the […]

Master Bedroom Week

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

Those of us who are doing the HGP received this list of assignments last Sunday: “Grand Plan Deep Cleaning/Organizing Area: Master Bedroom and Master Bedroom Closets Holiday Prep: Make one batch of Holiday Goodies. Make one extra meal for freezer again labeled HOLIDAY MEAL. Buy two canned food items from menus (get 2 of each […]

Wool of the Andes vs. Peruvian Highland Wool

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

Yarn, Ho! My Knitpicks order arrived. Thus it is that I am prepared to tackle one of the truly important controversies of the day head-on. Creationism vs. Evolution may still be exercising the thoughts of some, but there is a more pressing question: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes vs. Elann’s Peruvian Highland Wool. Both of […]

Headline News

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

Headline News! I added another increase row and did more repeats before decreasing, which brought it up to the right size. I went ahead with paired decreases at each side of the stockinette sections, but kept the edge stitches for each section as k1 to make it smoother. I did the decreases in each cable row. […]

Making Up Religion

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Yarn, Ho! Elann is officially faster than Knitpicks. Knitpicks offers free shipping, though, so I figure they end up square. Here is some more of the nice Peruvian Highland Wool, as well as the ball of ecru Den-M-Nit. I can now get back to work on Brooklyn. I am also still reading Dawkins and the […]

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