Thursday, February 26, 2009

Off Topic, But Important ...

Another newspaper is going away. Good? Bad? No big deal? It's a discussion for another venue. A sign of the times, certainly, but this one breaks my heart.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Officially on Vacation

At last. Out of the office for 10 wonderful days. Not only do I get to go out of town, but I get to go here and here as a chaperone on the high school band trip with one of my favorite children. I wish my other favorite child could go, too.

The leading contender for bring-along knitting is this slog:

It's the front edge and collar of my Jo Sharp vest, which will run from the bottom of one edge up and around to the bottom edge of the other side as one (very) long piece. It's a lovely vest, but I gotta say that K1, P1 ribbing gets, um, old. Nevertheless, it will fit nicely into my carryaround bag, so it's coming along. I have these two phrases taped inside my journal:

Existuje přízového shop blízkosti? (Czech)
Gibt es ein Garn-Shop in der Nähe? (German)

I'm leaving room in my suitcase in case the answer is yes. :-)

In the interest of testing my new camera batteries, I intruded on two of my favorite subjects. They're so handsome, even when they're snoring. And I love the afternoon light in the hallway:

We leave Friday night for a packed eight days. I can hardly wait!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

OK. I Give Up.

I've never understood the penchant some knitters have for making odd things: food, Superwoman costumes, reproductive organs.

It isn't a big deal, of course, but I'm curious. Why anyone would waste their time making stupid crap?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Missing In Action

I can't believe it! I've lost my most-favorite pair of mittens. Blue-green-gray, woolly. Handknit OF COURSE.

And just a bit felted -- the tip of the left hand a slightly different color (insert dye lot speech here).

The horses loved to snuffle them and occasionally tried to eat them. (Hey! Give that back!)

Gone. Since Friday. Pffift! I hope that whoever might have found them wears them in good health.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Brace Yourself

I spent the day with one of my favorite children, in and out of dentist offices. This is what I have to show for it. It's my last one, I promise. Before:


This is what she has to show for it. Before:


Beautiful smile, honey! Love you!

p.s. I promise to get the car washed this weekend. You should see the other windows.
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