Category: Knitting

  • Strides

    Strides

    Our little guy is now nearly 19 months old, and he’s making all kinds of strides, physically and developmentally. He’s still a string bean—55th percentile for height and head circumference, 3rd percentile for weight—and so active I’m thinking we’re never going to get him fattened up now. We finally got him used to his stiff…

  • Rockin’ Sock Club update

    Rockin’ Sock Club update

    I was one of the lucky 2,000 who made it into the 2007 Rockin’ Sock Club from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. We received our first yarn pack at the beginning of March, and the club got off to a good start. The yarn, STR Medium Weight in the custom colorway Monsoon, was absolutely gorgeous. I…

  • Stay Warm Out There

    We’re having a beautiful warm spring day here in Salem (I have to gloat while I can; the rain comes back tonight), but I know much of the country is still locked in bitter cold. I was particularly concerned about the toes of my delightful cousin Heather in Ohio, so I sent her a little…

  • Socky Pictures

    Looks like 2007 is shaping up to be the Year of the Sock, Part 2, and I finally have pictures to prove it. I got off to a cracking start by finishing up the Conwy Socks I was knitting in December. As I mentioned previously, these socks are knit from Socks that Rock Lightweight, in…

  • Woodpeckers, Squirrels and Jays, Oh My

    So between all the driving around in the snow, what did we do while visiting Littleton? I’ll break it down into a few categories, ‘cause that’s just how my brain works… 1. Animal watching We had great fun watching the flocks of sparrows, house finches and juncos swarming over the bird feeder out the back…

  • A Few Updates

    I haven’t posted much on the blog of late, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy. Besides all the cooking I’ve been doing (trying to take advantage of the last few farmer’s markets of the season–they end in October around here), I’ve been occupied with coordinating a printmaking exchange for Baren Forum and finishing…

  • The Fall Line-up

    You probably think this post is going to be about the fall TV schedule, especially since we now have Dish and can record two shows at once. Of the new shows, Heroes seems promising, Jericho sounded like a neat idea but the premiere wasn’t so great, and we’re watching Studio 60 and Kidnapped for the…

  • Summer Sock Roundup

    Here comes the long anticipated knitting post. Since Fall has officially started, here are the finished summer sock projects to show you at long last. It was a busy summer (actually I’m not sure where it went), and I really don’t have much knitting to show for it. But here’s the tally: I knit three…

  • Seven with One Blow

    So here is my belated update, seven posts with one blow… ready for an awful lot of photos and rambling? 1. Parisian Flan Week before last, the day before the plague struck the library, we had a potluck to celebrate the departure of our graduating student workers. In retrospect, we really just threw a party…

  • Trekking through Spey Valley, and More!

    As always, I have lots of sock knitting to report. But you’re in luck! I went on a bit of a forced sock knitting hiatus while waiting for pretty new yarn to arrive, and have made some progress on a few non-socky projects in the past week or so. Case in point: Ok, fine…yes, those…

  • Catching Up

    I was lucky last week to have my parents visiting me from Colorado, during their spring break. We had a great time, even though I was only able to take one day off (gotta conserve my vacation time for going to Jeremy’s graduation!): We drove to the coast last Sunday for a visit to Florence…

  • Guess…

    Bet you’ll never guess what I did this weekend! Well, actually, on Saturday I got all sorts of stuff done: house-cleaning, volunteering at the Marion County Historical Society (I should probably write up a separate post about that), and a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day concert of Celtic harp guitar music with photos and stories of…