Thursday, July 31, 2008
And me stuck without my "How to Guide Your Child Through All Life's Painful Moments" handbook, "It's important to spend this time together; you'll regret it if you don't."
Kathryn is the master of long distance relationships. She sees her California cousins twice a year but knows more about what's going on in their lives than of some of her school friends. She regularly calls, emails, web-cams them. She's as close to them as I am to their mother, my sister. She hasn't yet seen this as a possibility her long distance relationship with Tara.
Tara, on the other hand, is a master at relocating. She's lived all over - from Racine, WI. to Budapest, Hungary. She knows what this is like. She knows how to leave and start over. But she told me yesterday that this one is the hardest. It's the shortest time they've been somewhere, the shortest time they've had to pack up and move (she starts school on August 15) and the closest friends she's made.
I know this will be hard. But their bond is very strong. The technology is in place to keep them connected.
That's what the handbook says anyway.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Like there aren't free patterns for market bags just like this ALL over the internet!!
Crochet - I love crochet!
Crochet - I love crochet!
BIG crochet - we'll see!
So . . . $21.95 x 2 = $43.90 - 40% = $26.34 for 5 things I might want to make. That's about $5.00 per pattern. Deal or no deal?
** No one really cares that these stores are closing. For proof, go read all about it on here and here Ravelry!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Or will you?
I love my new Skechers Surfer Girl shoes.
But they just might show the little mistakes anywhere and everywhere!! Thanks for the tip Harriet!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Ready, set . . .
. . ply! What a great way to make what I only assumed would be a ginormous mess, easy. And in no time at all, I had . . .
That complete, I pulled this out of the stash. "Pastel Blissout" in 50% merino 50% tencel from Three By Hand. It's proving a little tricky for me. More slippery than I'm used to and it seems like it doesn't really want to be drafted at all. Does that make sense?
But it sure looks and feels pretty!!
I know that it will want to be chain plied but that's a story for another day!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
That said, one of my favorite things to do with a very special skein is to find a matching gift bag and matchy-matchy tissue paper . . .
I hope there a lot more birthdays coming up, cuz there's another Dye Day coming soon!!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
. . . getting lost in the pre-WWII drama of the Henry family,
Monday, July 21, 2008
What's this - Twin Baby Bambis! These two babies were born not too long ago in our back yard. I saw them take their first wobbly steps. Shortly after this photo was snapped, the first little guy hurried on over to Mommy for a drink. I didn't feel it appropriate to invade their privacy just for blog fodder.
See - I got nuttin!
Friday, July 18, 2008
I even love bitchy, pissy noses. Ones with uneven lines down them and small black dots that I keep trying to pick off only to get hissed at because apparently it's permanent. I can't remember everything. And see how the white around the nose part is uneven. It bugs me, but, well, it's a nose.
Seriously - I need to elaborate on this nose? Just look at how it turns up just a teensy-weensy tiny bit at the end. I always wanted that kind of nose. But alas, I just gave her the genes for it.
And this nose, recently home from London. Just about as perfect as you can get.
N is for noses.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
"Mmmm tastes like beer."
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Unlike knitting, I'm also finding it remarkably easy to stay dedicated to one project at a time. I realize this could be easily remedied with the purchase of another wheel, or more economically with the simple purchase of a few more bobbins. So far I've resisted. With the wonderful things hiding in the stash studio, how long will that last I'm wondering?
So the latest, almost completed project is a super wash merino in "Chocolate Cherry". I started this on the opening day of the TDF at Open Spinning at the Fiber Studio and have worked on it every day since. With a little bit of time on the pink fluff too!! It's lovely and once I realized that I had been drafting it incorrectly and holding WAY too much fiber in my left hand, everything got much better. It seemed to spin up as easy as . . .
. . . three.
"NO WAY! I can't even find the basket of
fluff any more so don't blame me. Maybe the dog did it, but I DID NOT do
it Mom. I'm truthing!!"