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Posts from ‘May, 2010’

A rainbow of tomatoes

It may have snowed less than three weeks ago, but late May is the time for tomatoes – cross your fingers for me, okay? I went out to Tait Farm last week for my plants. I like the idea of starting my own seeds, but I’ve never had good luck with them, and the cat […]


I was in New Hampshire most of last week for work [now the week before last!]. Work looks a lot like this: We worked a couple of 13-hour days in torrential pollen and got home a day early. Everyone was happy to see me. After an intense week I was ready to relax a bit, […]

Today I mean yesterday

Writing the text and uploading the photos is not so useful without also posting them, it seems. Today was filled with an all-day meeting, but the roomful of visiting and local scientists did manage to get outside for a while, to check out the local watershed from top… … to bottom. This is a nasty […]

Quick catch-up

I’d planned the long catch-up, with copious photographs, but this isn’t it. Turns out the business is busier than it has ever been, which is great but leaves no time for much else. And, let’s see… I was in New Hampshire most of last week, then came home and spent the weekend building bookshelves and […]

Friday Fun

For your entertainment: Go Fug Thyself. Have a good weekend!

Of onions and audio cables

(I keep forgetting to post this.) Every so often my webpage is linked by something completely unexpected. A few years ago my braiding page was linked in a page about audio cables, and the author was kind enough to let me know, while asking a question. This time, it’s something equally unstringy: Karbyn emailed me […]

Okay then

I’m coming to the conclusion that there is no possible way to accomplish everything that I need to do. I thought I might get to take a couple days off in late April or early May, but if I do that then I won’t have enough vacation hours to manage later days that I’m already […]


I was over at a friend’s house last night, for food and drink and conversation. I always take a project since I get fidgetty without something to occupy my hands. Last night it was spinning, since I still hadn’t done anything with the spindle I brought back from the Netherlands. I didn’t take enough wool […]

Final product

And here’s the sock yarn after completely drying and reskeining. Looks different, doesn’t it? Today begins my fourth year of blogging. I’ve published 394 posts since 5 May 2007. No idea how many words and photos that is, though I’m sure there’s a way to find out. Amazing, isn’t it?

Pretty colors

Believe it or not, the title doesn’t refer to tulips. Shocking, I know. This is supposed to be a string blog, more or less, and once in a while I get the urge to actually write about string. Honestly, I get the urge a lot, but the followthrough has been somewhat lacking – I have […]