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My Inner Teenager…


…cannot stop snickering.

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Irony

I created a yahoo account for the specific purpose of being my “public” contact. You know, when “registering” for websites, for my blogger business, etc. I get dozens of emails a day on that email address, not including the ones that are automatically filtered by the spam blocker. (I think the new term for all the mail you want, just not now is Bacn.) Now I almost never get any email on my home address. :-(

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Cheese!

First, a WIP:

Another Booga Bag, this time for me, with button hole handles instead of an i-cord strap. It’s been ages since I’ve knit up most of an entire ball of yarn in one evening. It was nice, mindless, barely have to watch it, going round and round, stockinette stitch while watching the movie “Fun With Dick and Jane“. Anybody else seen this movie? Am I the only one bothered by it?

SPOILER: I mean, here you have this affluent couple, newly unemployed and having to resort to robbing banks for money. It sounds like an amusing premise and Jim Carey was not overly annoying (neither was Tea Leoni), but it really disturbed me that is couple did not do a single thing to curb their rampant consumerism in the face of their job losses, or even when they were robbing banks to pay the bills. They just went right back to their “American dream” lifestyle without having learned a single lesson. I found that very upsetting.

Moving on. Look what I discovered in my local Trader Joe’s yesterday:

Squeaky cheese curds! This was my first time and, OMG, these are so freaking awesome. It was so hard not to eat the whole 10 oz. package. *YUM* I think I’m going to have cheese curds for breakfast.

Finally, I also took the boys to the park yesterday. Here is I pushing E on the swing.

Cute, huh?

Knitting · Summer of Socks

The Toe-up Tigers Are Done!


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The Toe-Up Tigers Are Done!

I finished them late last night while watching a movie on the TV machine. These were my first ever toe-up socks and the first pair I knitted simultaneously. I really enjoyed this method–no second sock syndrome! Instead of making two separate balls of yarn, I just pulled the yarn from the inside for one sock and the outside for the other. Once I got the hang of keeping the strands separate, it all went smoothly.

Stitch pattern: 5×1 rib
Yarn: Opal Rainforest
Colorway: Tiger (can’t you tell?)
Needles: 2 mm

Even thought I have some really amazing sock yarn in my stash I think I’m going to take a break from knitting only socks for now. I’m not sure what to cast on next, however. Either this or this. Or maybe this.

Oh, that reminds me. Isaac, who back in February decided he’d wanted to be a bat for Halloween, told me yesterday that he’d changed his mind and now wants to be a dragon. Luckily, he has a dragon costume already. Also, if he is going to change is mind every 5 minutes, he’s going to have to settle for something NOT knitted (hah).

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