Friday, June 27, 2008


How does this happen?!

Friday just sneaks up on me. EVERY week!

And I ask myself… what DID you do all week?


Koigu KPPPM 829

This week I was at my sister's twice, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Tuesday I wound up staying and takling with her when she got home at 9:30. I stayed til 12:15 am. We just talked and drank wine… well - she drank wine. I had one glass - had to drive home. It was so nice to just sit and talk to her.

Her husband is making more progress. He had another surgical procedure two weeks ago to repair a tear in the dura - membrane surrounding the brain - which he ruptured when he fell. They put his bone flap back in at this time as well. Hopefully to prevent another injury of this type, should he fall again. He was readmitted to Nat. Rehab Hospital and is being reassessed all over again. We had hoped he could be discharged to home this week, but it looks like a few more weeks now.

Wednesday, I took the morning off and did a long ride. My riding buddy and I rode to Georgetown, had coffee and stopped in to Stitch DC, looking for the Petal Tank pattern. No luck. I'll have to order it from WEBS, I guess. Then we rode around Hain's Point and stopped in Old Town Alexandria for lunch at Chipotle. Had to check Knit Happens for the pattern. Nope. It was a gorgeous day. A little hot, but a good 30 mile ride.

I started an Everlasting Bagstopper in pink Fibranatura Flax. I love how this stuff knits up. It's a little rough, and I'll wait and see if it softens up, but for the bag, it's perfect.

Everlasting Bagstopper/Flax

I'm heading to the mountains this weekend. A Mom's weekend away at a friend's house at Bryce Resort in VA. 6 ladies in a cabin in the woods. I plan to knit, read by the pool and drink wine and watch movies.

Oh, the windows came in. We are replacing all 20 windows in our 37 yr old house. BY OURSELVES. I think it's a good thing I am leaving DH home this weekend to do the first few windows without me "hovering". Wish him luck.

Can't wait!

Happy Knitting!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

GardenAlong 1.0

Well, with thanks to Norma, here it is:


The raised beds are begining to look like a real garden. The tomatoes are beginning to blossom and so are the zucchini. These are all Heirloom tomatoes, grown from seed by my youngest brother. We can always count on him for the best tomatoes every summer.

Raised Beds

Notice my attempt at an irrigation system - a coiled soaker hose. Hey, whatever works!

4 tomatoes: Limmony, Red Pear, Hillbilly and Brandywine

"Limmony", "Red Pear", "Hillbilly" and "Brandywine"

Red Bell Pepper

The fifth tomato is "Black Like Tula" and the peppers are Red Bell and Big Bertha - a great pepper for stuffing.

Lavender Basil

Then there are the lavender and basil plants, a summer staple around here.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Mosaic of Me

Stolen from Wildpeculiarjoy

My creation

1. Andi Peek-a-Boo, 2. Prosciutto Mint Wrapped Figs With Goat Cheese Dipping Sauce, 3. Happy Girls Under a Rainbow, 4. Pawnee Pink Sherbert Sunset, 5. Cary Grant 1934, 6. Manna, 7. VIRGIN GORDA, B.V.I, CARIBBEAN, 8. Castles on the Beach, 9. CadaquƩs, 10. "Norouz" is coming!..., 11. 050717081948 A, 12. hi5

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

The Questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

Friday, June 13, 2008


How I wish I were there now.

Suri Dream Ocean

This is a ball of the Suri Dream in Ocean that I acquired as a destash. 5 balls. Should make a nice little cardigan.

I've been on a sort of a quest to replace a mohair cardigan I had a long time ago - and DH accidentally shrunk to minuscule proportions. This was a cute little 50's style "cropped" cardigan I picked up in a thrift shop. Lord knows how old it was, but it was really cute! Maybe I should be looking through vintage patterns…

I have found that I can knit with the splint on my thumb, and with #2s and beads. So I guess all will be good with the world. Typing is a little rough. I'm back to hunt and peck, because my fingers won't go where I want them. Can't figure that one out, it's not like I type with my thumb…

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Well, this is a fine mess

I've gotten myself into…


Now, you should know, I did this sometime in mid-March, and I did have it looked at. But I had it looked at by my chiropractor, who told me he didn't think it was broken.

Well… it was.


It remained sore with limited range of motion so I saw an orthopedist this morning and an Xray confirmed it. I Haven't tried to knit yet. And it is my left hand. I'm right handed. We'll see.

Friday, June 06, 2008


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