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October 25th, 2007 | I’m back–and I can still walk

Bear with me for a bit here–we are low on knitting content this week, but I will have actual yarn and finished objects next week. Meanwhile, the (half) marathon. I can’t describe to you what a fanatastic and amazing experience it was, from start (above) to finish. I loved the few days preceding the event, [...]

October 18th, 2007 | Ready to run

On Sunday I’ll be here, running my first half-marathon, for this great cause, in honor of these people, and many others: I’ll be away until Wednesday, so blogging could be sporadic–especially as it will likely not be enhanced by post-race Sonoma wine-country touring. . . .

September 19th, 2007 | This week in books

A peony from the garden–not completely random today: All my excitement at the library was continued during the reading of the pile. Lisa See’s Peony in Love is outstanding, and would be a great book club read, just like her previous bestseller, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. A haunting, mystical take on a love affair [...]

July 23rd, 2007 | Weekend wrap up

In spite of myself, I accomplished a fair bit this weekend. I finished the sleeves for the shrug. Sorry the photo is so blurry, I was challenged by camera settings this weekend. I also hauled the stash outside for a photo session: Really, I could have stayed inside–it looks like I took all these inside a dark [...]

June 22nd, 2007 | Possibilities . . .

I picked up these to make a long-ago-promised baby sweater (he’s only 3 months, so I still have a day or two), and squares in honor of Owen, Grace, Justin and Simone over at Warming Grace. While we’re on the topic of leukemia-related fund raising (yes, again) you might check out Annie Modesitt’s site, and the pattern for a fabulous [...]

I have just finished reading The Post-Birthday World, which I highly recommend. It’s a beautifully written book, with a fascinating twist. It follows the narrator’s life to a particular turning point, then follows subsequent events in her life down two different paths, to examine the “what ifs.” It took some getting used to in the first [...]

June 14th, 2007 | And the shrug goes on

The hydrangea are blooming. Not quite blue enough for me this year, but still lovely. The Pimlico shrug is going on too–it’s reached that “endless stretch of” stage–I have about 14 inches and need to go to 34. And that’s before the ribbed border that I know will go on and one and on. I’m [...]

This yarn was spun from my last month’s Fiber Club (Cricket BFL) from Hello Yarn. I love the color combinations. I was trying to spin more loosely and ply more tightly, which was somewhat disastrous. I lost a few billion ends in the spinning, and when I went back to ply, found that there were [...]

Welcome to my (new and improved) yarn giveaway/fund-raising effort  The goal: To raise $4,200 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, by June 15th. I’ve raised $2,500+ so far, but still have a ways to go . . . . The story: I’m running a half-marathon (13.1 miles) with Team in Training to raise funds for [...]

May 17th, 2007 | Argosy continues . . .

I have been working on it–even though it doesn’t look like much more than when I started! I have started on my second skein now, which looks much lighter wound than the knitted part, but seems to be blending nicely. Cross your fingers for me. When I made my Lady Eleanor (see sidebar photo) I got all [...]

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