Monday, December 31, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
This is my first 'sample' sweater (I'm making three or four of them for a Seattle designer). It's knit using two strands of a beautiful cashmere/silk yarn from China, on size 2 needles, in the mesh pattern at the top of the swatch.
Since the gauge is 7 sts-1" I am going to be knitting away on this garment for a while I think. I *can't wait* to start on the black version (not).
WHEN THE WORLDS ARE IN THE AIR
WHEN THE WORLD IS IN THE AIR
YOU WILL BE INSIDE OF YOU
WON’T YOU KEEP US SAFE AND WARM
BECAUSE YOU ARE THE ONE WE LOVE
BECAUSE YOU LET US HAVE FREE AIR
THAT’S ALL ABOUT YOU,
BECAUSE WE ALL LOVE YOU.
I LIKE OUR PLANET
AND THE SKY
WE’LL BE KEEPING AN EYE ON
THE GRAND OLD FLAG
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Cara & Tony went home yesterday and we miss them like 60! We opened our gifts yesterday and boy did I get some good stuff:
- Panini Press (we used it for dinner last night, yum)
- Kara Irish Pottery pieces (pie dish, mixing bowl and au gratin pan in Aran knitting designs--beautiful!)
- Membership to 24 Hour Fitness
- Trip to Italy IOU for next year!
Hope you all have a wonderful day!
Monday, December 24, 2007
Zaide, could you please bring some toys up to the cabin? The rubber coaster is good for teething, but its entertainment value is kind of low. Thanks, Maddie
Tony, Katie and Lis enjoying a little snack.
Hads, Katie and Megs dish about Jamie Lynn Spears getting knocked up -- Hads was sorely disappointed in JL's behavior.
Cara and the Conjoined at the Hip Twins...
various pix from the CABIN. Oh what a nice place it is to spend a winter weekend! Since Tony was Mr. super dishwasher, we might get invited back someday ;-) We had a great time visiting with B & Bob (Zaide and Baba), Megs, Ry and Hads, plus Kip, Lis and Mads came up Sunday morning. Real troupers to brave the snow and bad driving conditions!
The little girls are incredibly darling, and their parents are the best. And Zaide & Baba couldn't be any crazier about their grandbabies I'm pretty sure. We did get to see Hadley cry (yep she does cry on occasion), and flash her mega-smile even more often than the tears. BTW, this girl is on her way to professional modeling. When the camera comes out, she rallies to pose no matter how she is feeling.
And Madeline DOES exist! I was starting to think maybe Lis was just photoshopping pictures of her, since we hadn't yet met her in person. But I can verify that she's for reals, and as cute as can be. She wore her festive holiday skirt and blouse, and looked very precious. We tried for a photo of her laying in the snow in her 'Randy' snowsuit, but she was a little bit pissed that she had to wear it, so I don't think we got one.
Alex got his first knitting lesson the other day, and made himself an eye patch for pirating adventures. We'll keep working on his skills, and maybe I'll also be able to figure out how to use the little knitting spool I got for the boys (it's going to take a while to work that one out, way confusing!)
Arrrrr Matey! Michael models his sweater plus the eye patch that Alex made for his very first knitting project.
The three big brothers stood still long enough for a photo.
Precious angels! LOL don't buy it for a minute!
Friday, December 21, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I really enjoyed working with (well shelving) books and helping out at the lib, but Lorraine asked me to take over the daily care of my little guys, and I am glad to do so.
I'll be starting with Team Parlange after the first of the year, and of course I'll continue as a library customer! And this way I can accompany Katie on her LA drive (and make sure she is in a not too scary neighborhood. Though what I would do if she isn't I haven't figured out yet).
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
sound! We are soooo excited our little Fred & Irene are home for a visit (where they belong). They are already complaining about what a pit our house is and making a list of cleaning supplies. Whatever, as long as they are home, I'll even clean for them.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
New fave movie! "For Your Consideration" from the same wacky folks who made "Best in Show" (my other fave) and "Waiting for Guffman" (my all time fave)! So funny! Catherine O'Hara with her facelift is a riot!
- Anthropophobia - Fear of people or society
- Batrachophobia - Fear of amphibians
- Cacophobia - Fear of ugliness
- Chionophobia - Fear of snow
- Coulrophobia - Fear of clowns
- Cynophobia - Fear of dogs
- Genuphobia - Fear of knees (aka "Sundstrom Leg Syndrome")
- Herpetophobia - Fear of reptiles
- Mageirocophobia - Fear of cooking
- Ophidiophobia - Fear of snakes
- Ornithophobia - Fear of birds
- Podophobia - Fear of feet (esp. when you have that longer 2nd toe!)
- Xenophobia - Fear of strangers
I am sure I prolly suffer from more (I could have Pteridophobia - Fear of ferns, but I immediately kill all my house plants so can't say for sure). And let's face it, I should just list Zoophobia - Fear of animals and be done with it.