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Archive for October, 2017

Xmas WIPs

Monday, October 30th, 2017

I’ve been working on Christmas gifts for an average of an hour a day, as instructed by the HGP. But I’m being a bit of a yarn slattern as I do it. Here are three Xmas WIPs. This is one skein of KnitPicks Wool of the Anders, Cobblestone Heather colorway. I’m making Erika Knight’s Textured […]

Reformation Hymn Festival

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Because where else would you be on the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation?

End of Pantry Week

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

For a couple of months now I’ve been getting irritated by the messiness of my kitchen and pantry, but reassuring myself that kitchen and pantry weeks were coming up on the HGP, and all would be sorted then. But the past couple of weeks have been very lively. I’ve had dogs visiting and humans visiting […]

War Eagle

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

I meant to take pictures at War Eagle, but didn’t get around to it. It was a gorgeous early autumn day, with some color in the trees and leaves falling onto the car. #1 daughter and I took the Baby to the craft fair. There were some fine goods there, and I bought a lot. […]

Sing a New Song!

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

…or at least a new tune. We’re singing new tunes to some very familiar words in choir. “Rock of Ages,” the great theological argument hymn, has a pretty alternate tune by James Ward: Ward has a terrible website. It could be used in a class on how to make a bad website. He lives in […]

Socktober, Baby Feet Edition

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

This is some amazing self-striping sock yarn my sister sent to me. This is the baby who needs some socks, as you can see from her wiggly pink toes. And here’s the first sock of Socktober.

Kitchen Week 2017/English Muffins

Monday, October 16th, 2017

I was amazed to learn that English muffins are made on a griddle rather than in an oven. You make what seems like an ordinary bread dough, in this case with white whole wheat flour. You put the dough into rings on a griddle or in a pan. Turn them when the first side is […]

Bambara on Baby

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Bambara, the Basque pull I knitted with a kit from La Droguerie, is being modeled by The Baby. She is wearing it with simple black leggings and looks downright chic. Her grandpa is holding her.Here’s the Bambara on its own: The plan for today was to take the grandkids to Oktoberfest at church. #1 Son, […]

Why Does Amazon Think I’m a Republican?

Friday, October 13th, 2017

I bought an appliance part from Amazon, along with a bunch of books, an exercise thing, and a toy. I don’t know why they’re offering me Dan Brown and the Berenstain Bears, whom I cordially loathe, but Terry Pratchett and cookbooks make sense. I bought children’s books (Graeme Base, a whole other thing from those […]

Bambara, Complete

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

  Here’s Bambara, a Basque sweater from La Drogerie. Except that it might be not a sweater in the basque style, but a sweater with a basque — a bodice. “Le « Bambara » est une langue africaine,” La Droguerie’s website explains. “Une belle journée et j’habille mon bébé en été avec ce pull. On […]

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