Monthly Archives: September 2009

Nothing much

Dear world; Hi! What’s new? A bit of a change in the weather around here, lots of gift knitting, some craft show prep, and the usual assortment of family duties for me. You know, the same old stuff.

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This is Maddox. He’s a very good guard monster, keeping my tomatoes safe from evil fruit flies. Maddox is my first knit toy – though I hesitate to call him a toy. He stands about 9″ tall, but he has … Continue reading

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Full steam ahead

Goodness sakes, is it really going to be October next week??  Eek! During my commute this morning I started to list the handmade items I want to get done before the end of the year (most are for Christmas gifts, … Continue reading

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New addition!

I am so excited I can hardly sit still. After months of searching and hoping, this morning I was greeted with the happy news that Wendy will be joining my family in a few weeks. Wendy is beautiful, a cute … Continue reading

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September runneth out

The cool mornings and darkening evenings are really inducing that nesting instinct. I just want to curl up on the couch in front of the fireplace and knit. Or sew. Or cook. But mostly I want to knit. I have … Continue reading

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Sightings in Yakima

We went to Yakima for a wedding and I have to admit, the city isn’t as bad as I was expecting. 🙂 The historic downtown part is kind of cute. I didn’t have my camera with me but my iphone … Continue reading

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Autumn harvests

The weather has not treated my garden well this summer and as fall approaches I’m looking at a pretty sparse autumn harvest… But what is out there is bright and colorful! Peppers. I was surprised to get any fruit at … Continue reading

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Sweet sixteen

Today my son turns 16. Happy birthday, J! As difficult as it is to see them grow up and become all independent, it’s also a joy. That mix of child and young adult is bittersweet but full of promise. I … Continue reading

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Getting into gear

As the weather cools down and I turn to hearty comfort foods (mmmmmm), I find myself trying to head off the inevitable hibernation tendencies that set in about now. By this I mean going against what my instincts are telling … Continue reading

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Man Socks

Well, I finished those orange socks and promptly cast on another pair. I am really loving the Duet DeKay yarn from A Swell Yarn Shop. It’s dyed locally and I have met the owner – she’s a fun woman! This … Continue reading

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