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Posts from ‘September, 2008’

We now return you to your regularly-scheduled weather

Ike blew through last night, with 50 mile an hour gusts even this far from landfall. There were branches down all over town this morning, but nothing worse. All the rain stayed in Chicago; we could have used a bit, and I’m sure they would have been happy to not get quite as much. The […]

Signs of autumn

Boy do I feel stupid. On Friday I started this post, writing about how you know that spring is coming when the daffodils poke up, and the birds start to sing, and that you know it’s autumn when the wool starts to appear. I had wool socks on for the first time in months, on […]

Question for the textile types

What’s the first think you think of when you see this announcement? [ALERTS] Scheduled Fiber Work along Park Avenue


Oh right… I never posted any Pennsic photos! (And I keep forgetting to do so… these have been sitting for a couple days after I loaded them into WordPress.) Tournament of the Thirty: The big field battle: Confed and friends, sweaty, stinky and happy:

In pursuit of color

Despite my hopes, I did not get to spend the day dyeing fiber. We were out of dog food, needed groceries, had to go to the bank, the hardware. None of those were compatible with anything I wanted to do, yet all needed done. I did get the dyeing prepwork done. Those are all 1% […]

Thought for the Day

Be what you would seem to be – or, if you’d like it put more simply – never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise. […]

More on the update

The “Recent Reads” widget is being wonky. I know about it, and thanks for noticing. Sometimes it works just fine, and sometimes it gives an error. If you hit reload book covers will eventually appear. The wonderful programmer has not yet figured it out, though other people than me have the same problem.

Summer haul

Today I visited one of the five weekly farmer’s markets within two miles of my house. The tomatoes came from my garden, but they still count, right? Sweet corn, tomatoes, blackberries, a taste picture of a Pennsylvania summer day. And brussels sprouts too, having found the perfect recipe. The other acquisition? A chocolate beet cake. […]


I am completely and totally done with the grant proposals. I have read a thousand pages of proposal, written my share of reviews, participated in an interminable conference call, and written my final summaries. Done. Except for the shredding. I gave up much of two weekends and many evenings to this volunteer activity, because that’s […]

And a note on the blog changes

I added a tag cloud to the sidebar. What’s with all the “miscellaneous” posts? How dull! I should go back in time and write new and more entertaining tags, don’t you think?