Knitting

I’m here, really I am!

I’m still here! I’ve just been particularly busy the last week with one of my (four) income streams. I’ve also been struggling (so what else is new?) with WordPress and trying to get some of the…let’s call them inconsistencies, not bugs…worked out. BTW, does anyone know how to edit a theme’s CSS? Anyway, one of […]

Work & working, some knitting, some hockey, some cooking, some books…

Work & working, some knitting, some hockey, some cooking, some books…

It looks like I’m trying to cover all the topics at once. That’s what happens when you go for a long time without talking. You have a lot pent up to say, I guess. I’ve been working all day today, really, both doing stuff around the house and doing Work work, but I can’t really point […]

Almost Triangles and Fringes

Almost Triangles and Fringes

The starting point was Triangles and fringes scarf by Irina Poludnenko. (Her designs are just stunning, BTW. I mean, seriously, look at this.) I modified it, mostly because I’m making it out of only one skein of Noro Silk Garden. My sister Linda and I took a trip a few summers ago to North Carolina, to visit her daughter (my niece […]

Saturday night, or what passes for it

Saturday night, or what passes for it

I spent a rollicking Saturday evening doing an inventory of my knitting needles. (Because I find, over and over, that I need an actual, correct and complete tally of them, that’s why. Sometimes I spend time searching for needles that meet particular criteria when I’m not absolutely positive that I even own them. Or I […]

Learn how to knit

In the last few weeks, in addition to dealing with all things Oktoberfest, I’ve learned how to knit two-at-a-time top-down socks (or, actually, mitts) AND two-at-a-time toe-up socks. Seriously, what knitting frontiers are left for me, other than lace…which my attention span is much too short to allow.

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner prep took three sessions today, though it was just because I didn’t want to spend too much time at one stretch. Boil the eggs, make the homemade Ranch dressing. Assemble the Butter Burger patties and get them ready to cook. Mix and fill the deviled eggs, chop the olives for Rich’s Wimpy Burgers*. And […]

It's hot

It’s hot

It’s hot. Hot as in 106° in Southlake right now, and the predicted high for today is 109°. It’s 3:28pm, so we’re half an hour into the high demand period for electricity. Ercot, the people who control these things, are begging people in our area to cut back on electricity usage between 3 and 7pm […]

I need some encouragement

or… Am I Really That Bad at This? I’m working on another Konnor hat, this time the Jacques Cousteau Hat (named that, I think, because there are photos of the man wearing one that looks like it). I’m making it out of some lovely Patons Silk Bamboo, in Plum, which is a soft wine color. […]

Yarn ‘ho’

Yeah, I think that’s actually how it should be punctuated. I’m not saying “ho” like it’s in quotation marks. It’s not like “ho-ho-ho” or as in, “Land ho!” I’m saying I’ll, you know, do things for yarn. There’s a contest going on. I should be ashamed (but I’m not very). Speaking of knitting, I’ve been […]

Good grief!

I didn’t realize how long it had been since I posted anything. I look at my blog every single day, checking to see if the people I follow (look left) have made new entries, but somehow it doesn’t really register just how long it’s been since I’ve posted. I even kind of made a secret […]