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Archive for October, 2016


Sunday, October 30th, 2016

We had some chaos this morning at church. We were going to pack up disaster supply kits — and indeed we did it. But the organizers had the clever idea to make a scavenger hunt for the kids to find and bring us the materials, and that took much longer than expected. Then there were […]


Saturday, October 29th, 2016

I had a pleasant day. I woke early and worked on knitting Christmas gifts. Then I worked on the Little Boy’s quilt and after a bit #1 son brought his wife and kids over for lunch. The Little Girl was happy with the vampire costume I made her and I told them a story and […]

Sugar Revisited

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Yes, that’s my wastebasket, with evidence of my sweet tooth. We all know that sugar is bad for us, and there is mounting evidence that it has addictive qualities. I think that the fact that I continue to eat sweets is the source of my lack of progress toward weight loss this year. Since I […]

Delish is Finished… Probably

Monday, October 24th, 2016

I love the color, the fit, the shape of Amy Herzong’s Delish Cardigan. But do I love the collar? I’m not quite sure. It looks like all the pictures and I don’t think I made an error, but I haven’t blocked it. I should do that before I get dissatisfied. The big win here is […]


Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

I’ve been reading Abominable Science! by Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero. It’s a serious work on cryptozoology, with reluctant debunking of cryptids like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster. I was okay with Bigfoot and the Yeti (though fascinated to discover that Yeti was a big part of the conquest of Everest), but sad […]

Delish Cardigan Takes Shape

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

The shape is classic and the texture is appealing. The reverse stockinette cuff provides a simple but interesting finish. The fit is neat, without bulk under the arms. I have picked up the stitches for the collar and front band, and am very close to completion. This is the Delish Cardigan from Knit to Flatter, […]

Delish Sleeves

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

The sleeves of the Delish Cardigan are finished, and I’ll be sewing the garment up this evening. Then it’s just the collar to do and the sweater will be complete.


Saturday, October 15th, 2016

I went to Joanne’s this morning to get fabric to make a vampire cape for the Little Girl. The entire fabric section looked as though it had been tossed by an angry mob. Possibly frantic people making Hallowe’en costumes. Or a zombie mob ripping and tearing their way through acres of chiffon and black polyester. […]

TV, Lunch, and Elections

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

I watch some shows on Netflix that feature female friends who go to lunch and dish. This one has become a lesbian, that one is pregnant, the other is involved in a threesome, the fourth has gotten involved with the FBI while doing her job. Next time they hit a restaurant, they have a whole […]

Office Week

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

I used Kids Room Week to clean up the sewing room (however little) and I plan to use Guest Room Week to clean up my office. Tidying of the office is seriously needed. I also just learned that #2 son will be home for Thanksgiving, so I will also be making sure that the sewing […]

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