Thursday, November 27, 2008

Turkey Day note

It was a great meal. The bird cooked magnificently, we gorged on sherry-laced stuffing, delectable caramelized sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce. There was a nice Pinot Blanc, a homemade pumpkin pie, and the secret dessert, a raspberry chocolate bombe (the girlie and her grandma whipped that one up).

We're really loving the tradition of the Thanks Box, too. We start writing things down in late October and the box gets stuffed full. The box is opened at dessert, all slips dumped into a bowl and round the table it goes, everyone pulling and reading aloud. I don't want to subject you to all of our craziness, but I'll pull a few out and give you a taste. Come on, you've got a little room left for something small and sweet, haven't you?

*all family members are mentioned, usually several times, and this time was no exception.

Here are a random 10 "I'm thankful for....."

*bosses who don't suck
*good people
*mistaking squirrels for hawks (complicated back story)
*Marymoor off-leash dog park
*any days
*M's music teacher
*swimming pools without chlorine
*flowers--especially small carnations

Barack Obama got three slips.

I'm off to check the holiday bus schedule for tomorrow.

Thanks, all. I'm glad to be in November of 2008--last November was none-too-pleasant. Very thankful to see an old welshie snoozing at my feet, dreaming of having the house smell like this all year-round.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Stolen from bb

(And why wouldn't you steal from her? You know the woman has impeccable taste.)

It’s the picture meme, and here are the rules:

* Go to your Sixth Picture Folder then pick your Sixth Picture.

* Pray that you remember the details.

* Tag 5 others.

It's a very blurry picture of an ever-so-cute wee froggy.

Really, it is.

Please do not ask me why I did not delete this the moment I realized that it was so horrifically out-of-focus. I'm still working out the kinks in using macro (like how to stand still). It kind of looks like the way I see the world when I'm not bespectacled.

I have finished the second Baby Kimono and it simply awaits the dreaded seaming. I said I would do it this evening, but I had to get up uber-early, so I'm not going to.

So sue me.

I'm not tagging anyone as I think that may scare off the few of you who still visit occasionally, but feel free to join in!

Saturday, November 08, 2008


For Halloween, I was the rainforest. That, or a transplanted Arizonan showing evidence of 10 months of Seattle weather. I had "moss" on my north side and wore my loverly beret . (Moss photo another time)

The recipe was Lion Brand's felted beret. (found via this terrific site--you may or may not have to register with Lion Brand for their patterns--it's kind of goofy).Turned out pretty well, needed two rounds in the washer to felt, and I think my noggin is small (according to my redhead, it is), so it was a little loose, but I like it. Of course, the girlie looks smashing in it.

I'm quite well-pleased with my snail. Happiest (read: shortest) I-cord I've ever done, and no ends to weave! Instant antennae!

And speaking of little crawly things..........

Funny, here's this chappie doing an impromptu palm-reading for Miss M, and way across the globe, suse has snapped his cousin...
Working on the next baby kimono; this time in the prescribed dishcloth cotton. Pictures will follow, but I have to go work on it now!

Thursday, November 06, 2008 vewy qwiet...

I've sent knitted things to faraway places.
I've sent knitted things to friends.
I've never knitted for a baby before.
Please meet Declan.

I think this could be habit-forming.
(Thanks to Pamela and Bruce for letting me share their gorgeous boy.)