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Another Season Over

Today was our concert, culminating weeks of orchestra rehearsals. I had the best seat in the house.


Another Caturday

Hope your Caturday was happy and relaxing and full of fuzzy kitteh paws.


Knitting Show & Tell

Here are the photos which I failed to provide you yesterday.

First, a finished dish cloth:

Next, a new dishcloth cast on:

Here’s the Blue Blossom Shawl, still coming along nicely (only 8 more repeats to go!):

And, as a bonus, a lovely macro:


Thirsty Thursday

At park day today I finished up one dishrag and cast on another. No I didn’t take a picture. Yes I had my camera with me. What are you trying to insinuate? I was too busy trying (and failing) to keep E out of the dirt. And no, I don’t know how I managed get some knitting done, so don’t ask. Besides, then I had to listen to E complain loudly all the way home about his impending shower (YES WITH SOAP) and how much he hates Park Day. Gah.


  • 2 oz Kahlua or coffee brandy
  • Soy Milk


  1. Pour the Kahlua or coffee brandy into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass.
  2. Fill with soy milk.
life · random · Trombone

Well, hey there!

Wow, it’s already 11pm. I just got back from orchestra (well, about an hour ago I did, but I had to do some things before I could get to the computer).  It was our dress rehearsal for the concert which is on Sunday. What a great rehearsal we had! We sounded awesome! I counted all my counted measures properly and I didn’t miss any of my entrances. You should’ve been there! Because, of course, you know that we’ve jinxed ourselves for the concert and we’re going to totally suck. /sigh/

I was going to snap a picture, but of course I forgot my camera. FURTHER! I’m embarrassed to say that I can’t think of a way to wrap up this post, so I will just say GOOD NIGHT! And I’ll see you tomorrow. Cheers!


In Which I Use The Word “Twee” Non-Ironicly

This post will probably jinx me, but I am actually enjoying this section quite a bit and without all the stitch markers, it’s not only faster to knit, it’s easier. See the tiny triangles? Aren’t they twee?!


(Sorry for the lighting of this photo. Sadly it’s the best I can do at this hour of night. I really need a light box. Or to be blogging in the daytime when there is natural light to shoot with.)



Look at what my awesome friend Weaver found! Absolutely perfect mindless/in front of the TV/travel knitting! I am so excited to try this out, and maybe even teach the technique at the LYS. I’m going to start out with a worsted weight and see how quickly it works up. Squee! I’ll be busy for the rest of the evening. And you knitters out there know you will be too.

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Mother’s Day Classic Quick Hit

Happy Mother’s Day all!

life · random

Saturday in Pictures


E5 in the hair chair

Thyme/rosemary/oregano from Trader Joe’s on the left, lavender from the Sheep & Wool festival on the right. (the center pot is waiting for flowers)

Mother’s Day sushi dinner. E5, always in motion.

Happy Saturday everyone!

life · random

Oh My Would You Look at the Time!

Yup, it’s late. After 11pm and I still don’t have a blog post up. IN ADDITION! I am having an incredibly difficult time coming up with something to blog about. AND SO!  To that end, something completely and utterly random: my to-do list for tomorrow.

1. Get to the bottom of the laundry hamper. I know this is a tough one, especially for this family of four, but I’m this close…

2. Get my hair cut. I actually cannot remember the last time I had a hair cut, which definitely means it’s time for at least a trim. My appointment’s at 1 pm.

3. Give the mister a hair cut. Always fun. BZZZZZT!

4. Get the boys’ hair cut. Every one’s looking a little shaggy here, I guess.

5. Get the herb plants I bought this week planted into my containers. I’m not a very good gardener, but I like to at least make a token effort this time of year.

6. Get at least 1 pattern repeat of my sister’s shawl done. I’ve managed to do 2 repeats so far, so there’s only 10 more to go!

What do you all have to get done this weekend?