Monthly Archives: January 2012


Today my mother would have turned 61. She’s been gone for a little over eight years now, which is, it turns out, long enough that while I marked the day on my calendar, patted her urn as I walked past, … Continue reading

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Follow along, if you dare

Cast on 363 stitches with a crocheted cast on, using gorgeous tosh merino light yarn in a heart-stoppingly beautiful color like Nebula. Count the stitches. Re-count them while helpful husband tickles feet and offers alternative numbers. Count again, remove extra stitch … Continue reading

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Pink socks

Almost to the heels on these socks, which will disrupt the fun striping that’s going on. They look sort of like bunny ears!

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Head, shoulders, knees, and toes

Head: I finished a cute little sparkly scarf to keep someone’s neck warm: Shoulders: I finally realized the hindrances I’ve had in learning to play the guitar are that I have short arms but large hands (not quite man hands, … Continue reading

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Tosh, b’gosh (and others)

Ok, so enough with the heavy religious debates for now – back to yarny stuff. I mentioned the other day that I got some new yarn, and while I haven’t had a chance to photograph it myself, the internet is … Continue reading

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You can’t express an opinion and not expect to hear from dissenters – and that’s fine. I have no problem with differing opinions and enjoy a lively debate. What I can’t stand, though, is hypocrisy. And I’m getting an earful … Continue reading

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As in, “mind your own beeswax”, which pretty well sums up how I feel about folks that are opposed to gay marriage. *putting on my rant pants, which is prompted by this article in the Seattle Times and the resulting barrage … Continue reading

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Comcast / Xfinity has been out of service in our area for a few days now and the recorded message says to expect 40+ more hours of outage. I’ve got a hinky connection at the moment with a mobile broadband device, … Continue reading

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On ice

Just a quick post today, because our power is out at home and the internet has been sketchy all week, so my online time is limited to breaks at work and I really want to get home now… It’s been … Continue reading

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Sixteen hours

Yesterday afternoon at 2:30 pm: And this morning at 8:30 am:

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