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Archive for February, 2006

Tuesday February 28, 2006

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Happy Mardi Gras! it is also Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, the day before Lent. In our town, both traditions are thoroughly celebrated. #2 son made a King Cake for his French class celebration. We did this last year, with a Galette des Rois, and used store-bought puff pastry. This year, he went to a classmate’s […]

Monday February 27, 2006

Monday, February 27th, 2006

“Lord, bless those who thought of coming to choir practice and decided not to, and next week please push them a little harder.” This was part of the choir director’s prayer at rehearsal on Wednesday. We had only eleven singers there. That’s not really enough for the Hallelujah Chorus. So on Sunday (with the strength at […]

Sunday February 26, 2006

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

Here it is, the last day of the Knitting Olympics, and my object is completed. It turned out a good squashy pouch, and I think I will get a good deal of use from it, even if I also let #2 son use it for a chalk bag. It is a modular knit in Highland […]

Saturday February 25, 2006

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

“Laissez les bons temps rouler!” says the sign on this fire truck. Dpending where you live, you may have been celebrating since Epiphany, but we started Mardi Gras today. The parade was fun. #2 son came with me — what a good sport! This is the family-friendly part of the Mardi Gras celebration. There was […]

Saturday February 25, 2006

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

Dawkins, in The Ancestor’s Tale, has been going on about birds and fishes and amphibians, so I have not been as fascinated as usual. I just don’t find those creatures as interesting as mammals. I think we may get to insects pretty soon, and then I will doubtless be fascinated again. Not that there haven’t been […]

Friday February 24, 2006

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Yesterday, I went before work to help seat 1400 preschoolers at a concert. The concept is this: you meet Miss Linda’s Preschool at the door, lead their forty-seven kids into the theater, and send them down the row of seats, putting one kid’s bottom on each seat. Here’s what actually happens, though: the first one […]

Thursday February 23, 2006

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

A bach bit more progress. I had gathered the bottom of the bag (I just knitted it as a tube, since I had initially planned to make a flat rectangular bag) before I felted it, but post-felting, it began to come undone and develop a hole. I therefore used a bit more of the leather ribbon […]

Wednesday February 22, 2006

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

The protagonist of this book lived in Virginia till she was 12. Are you laughing yet? If not, you may not enjoy this book. It is one of those that takes as its premise the idea that merely being Southern (even as questionably Southern as the heroine) is hilarious. We had a woman from Canada […]

Tuesday February 21, 2006

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Yvonessa was asking about felting, so I am going to answer her questions. Probably this is partly because my workshop yesterday was canceled. There I was, fully prepared to explain all kinds of things — Indian Removal, why the habitants were rotten colonists, the fascinating story of the only battle of the American Revolution to […]

Monday February 20, 2006

Monday, February 20th, 2006

Scriveling identified the book I was after — and others made some intriguing suggestions, too,which I will have to look into later. Many thanks! Since I’ve left this so late, I ordered the book from Amazon, along with Yorkshire Tea, and just blinded myself to the horrible price of shipping. And since I was blind […]

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