Sunday, November 30, 2008


Today I'm cleaning my bedroom. I have been ignoring it for a looong time and it has gotten really, really out of hand. Those who know me, know I am a pile maker. There has been a pile of stuff in the middle of my bedroom that has been getting bigger and more unruly and today it is going down! I have a very small living space since I share a one bedroom apartment with the shop but I don't think having a bigger place would help. I'd just fill it up with even more stuff. This way, things get out of hand fairly quickly and force me to deal with them.
So why am I sitting here blogging? Procrastination, of course.
So, now no more procrastinating. I'm going in!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Verdict is In!

My sister finally has her sweater! I didn't get to give it to her in person. I sent it home with her husband when he came to pick up the girls yesterday.
The verdict is good! It fits, she loves it and thinks it will be an excellent addition to her wardrobe. This is good news because my sister is a bit particular about her clothes and I wanted to make sure I made her something that she'd get some use out of. Also, she promised to wear it to Thanksgiving so I can take pictures.
That success under my belt, I've got the next sweater all lined up!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Finished Object

I just finished my sister's Eris sweater!

It was her Christmas present for last year. Yeah.
It's my first time sewing a zipper into, well, anything.

Hope I did it right.
(I know the bottom looks a little crooked but it really isn't.)
I'll try to get a picture of her in it when I give it to her.
Now I feel the overwhelming urge to start another sweater!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Back Track 2-Halloween

Warning: Extreme Cuteness!
In my continuing attempt to get caught up, I give you The Fairy Princesses! (a.k.a. my nieces).My older niece has always been very photogenic, a rare thing in my family. You say "Smile!" and she looks at the camera and smiles.
My younger niece, not so much.

Here's Little Nephew dressed up as Death. He was pretty scary! You'd never know he was wearing an old Van Halen t-shirt of mine inside out as part of his costume. It was apparently the only black t-shirt in the house.

They brought the dog, Milo, along dressed as a hardened criminal. I think my brother went as his parole officer.And, finally, we had some grown up trick or treaters. Here are Annie and Regina in their pirate garb. They were headed over to a party and stopped in to say hi.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Back Track

There's a whole bunch of stuff I never blogged about this fall and I wanted to do a little catching up.
First, I went on two great bike rides with friends using the tandem.
The first was the Hub on Wheels. My friend Stefanie rode stoker for that one. Years ago, Stef introduced me to the saying "Guess what? Chicken butt!" So for last Hannuka, I got her and her whole family t-shirts with that on it. For the ride, I borrowed back Stefanie's husband's shirt and we rode as Team Chicken Butt. Here you see us modelling our shirts! We had a great ride. It was well organized and had a well marked route and I'll definitely participate another year.
The next ride was the Cambridge Bow Tie Ride. I rode this one with my friend Phoebe.
It's called the Bow Tie Ride because Cambridge is vaguely bow tie shaped. The ride was a tour of Cambridge and we saw lots of places in town I'd never been. The drawback was that a lot of the route was on the sidewalk and there were a lot of bottlenecks that were kind of hard to manage on the tandem. I did enjoy seeing everyone with their bow ties, though!

I'll probably ride it again. I may ride it on my regular bike but I probably won't be able to resist riding the tandem again. It was so much fun with someone else. We chat, we laugh. Phoebe was even talking about getting cable installed in the back of the bike so she can watch tv while we ride!

The other event that I haven't managed to blog about until now is the Yarn Harlot's visit. As usually, she was funny and gracious and she even held my socks!

It is always great to see her!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I Got One Thing to Say

About the election


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Don't Forget to

The lines may be long so bring your knitting!
If you already voted, GOOD GOING!
Now all we have to do is bite our nails until we find out who's won.