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Posts from ‘December, 2008’


The upload is now working, so I can share with you the current state of the interminable stripy socks. Finished. Both of them. That was my Christmas activity while spending time with family, and I grafted the toes on the 26th. (I managed to graft one of them purlwise – don’t tell anyone, okay?) And […]

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain

Minor technical difficulties around here. I haven’t been able to upload photos for nearly a week. Sharp-eyed readers may have noticed that the cookie pics were hosted elsewhere (though I can’t imagine why anyone would have paid any attention to that). I wrote a careful, detailed email to the support department at my web hosting […]

Adventures in Cookieland

That sounds like the title of a truly awful children’s book, doesn’t it? Nothing horrible though, I promise, though the quantity of cookies I baked today is truly ridiculous. I used all the flour, all the eggs, all the vanilla, and enough butter to keep a whole herd of cows occupied. Before I forget, though: […]

The land of ice

This morning, I woke up to a world of this. Guess we won’t be traveling today. Tomorrow is supposed to be just fine. That gives me a full day to laze around, catch up online, bake cookies, wrap presents, listen to Christmas music…

Further adventures in organization

I have this foolish idea that my office/studio at home should be somewhere that I could actually, well, work, not just store piles of stuff. That’s crazy talk, I know, but I keep trying. Most recently, I cleaned the desk. I put away or otherwise disposed of all the clutter that had accumulated, leaving only […]

Best of Storm

The storm was a dud for all purposes except photography. It never got cold enough for ice to accumulate, except in patches. Not that I’m complaining, mind you. Trees and other exposed surfaces were well-coated. The holly was good, but I particularly like this tree catching the light from a sign. (Gets bigger if you […]

Widespread East Coast Mess

There’s a crow outside my window. Is that a good or bad omen, do you suppose? I have the usual list of excuses: Travelling upsets my routine and it takes a while to get back into blogging. I’m busy at work. All of my extra energy is going into other projects. The days have been […]


Cleaning off my camera. I must point out that this: really does look like that:

New (old) loom

My mother picked me up a present at a rummage sale this summer, and I finally got to see it when I visited for Thanksgiving. This is the box I was presented with… .. and its contents. She called me from the sale to inquire whether the loom was worth the (low) price being asked, […]