March 2009

Mystery Package

Mystery Package

For days now, Fedex has been trying to deliver a package to me—but I wasn’t expecting anything. I received a letter from them asking for my phone number and my buzzer number. How very odd. They usually leave a tag on the front door or look my name up on our entry system. I spoke to one of their customer service guys and even he thought it was odd that I had received a letter. They tried to deliver the package the very next day and I missed them by about 10 minutes. I still couldn’t think of any delivery read more

Errors

I’m having a terrible time with stack overflow errors which are freezing up my browser. Apologies to others who are encountering the same problem when viewing the blog. (Of course, you probably can’t see my apology because of the error message).

I’ll play along

I’ll play along

Carmen over at MelonHead tagged me earlier. I have a moment while Devan’s busying himself making signs with a pad of post-it notes. What are you wearing now? Jeans, long-sleeved t-shirt, these handknit socks. How often do you blog? Not often enough! It averages to about twice a week probably. Who was the last person you hugged? Devan, when I picked him up from school. Which item from your closet are you wearing most lately? My jeans. Always my jeans. What’s read more

Wool Gathering

Wool Gathering

Here’s a witty book of children’s poems all about wool, sheep and their antics. Wool Gathering: A  Sheep Family Reunion poems by Lisa Wheeler and illustrated by Frank Ansley One poem in particular should resonate with knitters. Aunt Eweginia is about a ewe who loves knitting and she knits the fleece right off of her body. Ewe mustn’t watch, Ewe see, that’s rude. Eweginia knits till she is nude. Although published in 2001, the book is still available. You should also be able to find it at your local library, which is read more

Do mermaids have feet?

Do mermaids have feet?

I started these socks probably in 2006. They are finally finished. They didn’t take so long to knit, really. I just get distracted really, really easily. You should see all the baskets, bins and bags full of UFOs that are in my living room. I like how these socks feel on the foot. The texture on the inside performs a little foot massage while walking around stocking footed. Not only do I like the texture, but I like the stitch pattern. What magic it casts on a simple self-striping yarn. It’s very reminiscent of entrelac, read more

Ox-Cart Man

Ox-Cart Man

There are so many children’s books that have knitting in them that I want to share with you. I discovered this book on a Listmania! list on amazon.com. Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall and illustrated by Barbara Cooney Donald Hall pens the story handed down through oral tradition, that takes several snapshot views of a year in the life of a New England farmer in the early 19th century. The ox-cart man packs up his cart with all the goods he and his family have made and grown throughout the year, travels several days to Portsmouth Market and read more

Better than best

Better than best

The rest of our Disney vacation was truly wonderful. At one point Devan announced, “This is better than best!” That about sums it up. We met Minnie, Mickey and Goofy, and went on a lot of rides and adventures. Devan and Rod seemed to like the spinny, fast rides. I don’t and since I couldn’t take my knitting into Disneyland, I read read more

A little beach knitting

A little beach knitting

What could be finer than leaving Vancouver during yet another snowfall to go to sunny southern California and take a day to hang out on the beach and knit. I had to since I couldn’t knit at Disneyland! While my boys (DH and DS) played in the surf I managed to knit a few rounds of a sock. I took very little in the way of knitting with me on this trip. Since I didn’t have anything pressing I looked at a few of my projects read more

Disney Security Stricter than Airlines’

Disney Security Stricter than Airlines’

It was high time for a little R&R for our family. Disneyland, baby! Our first day was a lesson in lineups. I love this shot of Devan waiting on Mickey’s head while Rod (in the fedora) lines up for tickets. I tried to bring my knitting with me so I would have something to do while in the lineups. Disney security zeroed right in on my five metal, 2.25 mm (US 1) double-pointed needles. She called a head security person over who asked if they were read more

It’s Done!

It’s Done!

The hush, hush project made it into the mail in time and I just heard word that it was received in a town called Webster. Devan helped me block it when he was home sick with Strep throat. I discovered that a sick 7-yr-old is so much easier to take care of than a sick toddler. Video games and t.v. work wonders for keeping him occupied and happy and I was able to get some work done. While Devan was home, I sewed in ends and assembled my read more

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