September 19, 2016

Miscellaneous Assortment

In only THREE DAYS, we will have a third legal adult in our home.  HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

Last week, I started a part-time job which varies from 4 - 12 hours/week.  Friends of ours take care of their invalid grandma and had some gaps in their week where, despite their staggered work schedules, no one was available to be home during Grandma's naptime.  99.999% of the time, it's the easiest job in the world - I just hang out and knit while Grandma sleeps, checking on her pretty frequently.  In case of an emergency like Grandma falling out of bed (last time she fell out, she got a concussion!), it will be a good thing I was there, and I'll earn every penny.

Working while I "work"; life is good!

Speaking of knitting, my current design projects are going well.  Can't show you much, but here are two peeks:

Abby currently has an A in Chemistry Honors and an A- in Pre-Calculus.  If I hadn't been present and awake at the birth, I'd wonder if she was really MY kid!

Speaking of Abby (and Sarah), look what my dad dug up from when Abby was almost eight:

August 30, 2016

August 29, 2016

Busy Long Weekend

We got to celebrate Grandma Ruthie's birthday.

We relaxed at My Sisters Cottage.

We went and took pictures at a few places
on the Yuba River and
at our favorite waterfall.

Best of all....


August 22, 2016

Gold Medal!

While I may not have met my WIPs Wrestling goals, I did achieve gold medal status in the Shawl Sailing event of The Ravellenic Games this year!

For the uninitiated, this means that I cast on a shawl during the opening ceremonies of the Rio Summer Olympics and finished it before the end of the closing ceremonies.  Yes, I knit a 1,002.5 yard fingering-weight shawl in just under two weeks.  Whew!

I can't show you a proper picture of the finished shawl because it's a design I'm going to publish soon, but here it is right after binding off:

Did you compete?  How did you do?  Please share.

August 20, 2016

Here a SALE, There a SALE....

The Cooperative Press warehouse sale won't be going on much longer because inventory is running out, so hurry over and check it out here.  There's not much left, but there are even a couple books that are only $1.00!




Remember, my non-CP patterns are are 20% off through September 1st with the coupon code SCHOOL.

Bag Ban Grocery Bag

Bijou Bijoux
Easy as Pi
Garcia's Cowl

Erin's Star


August 17, 2016

Houston, We Have a Sophomore.

For comparison:

The first day of school
calls for pancakes!

Before someone asks:  Yes, it felt strange only having ONE set of "first day of school" pictures to do this morning.

August 16, 2016

August 16 Crafty Chat

Oops!  Got so busy getting ready for today's Crafty Chat that I forgot to post the link beforehand.  It was abbreviated this week b/c I was solo, and we had a smaller crowd than normal in the chat room, but here it is:


August 12, 2016

Vicarious Visit

For the last few days, I've been living vicariously as my dad visited Sarah up in Sierra City, sending us photos daily.  Just over two weeks till we go visit her and bring her home!


If you look closely, you can see Sarah in the back, at work.

The Store

They went out to dinner in Blairsden.

Sarah actually willingly went on a hike with Poppa...

...and "cooked" for him.

The glorious but rarely-captured sight
of an American Teenager (female)
depositing paychecks in the bank.

Cousin Abigail and Sarah
outside My Sisters Cottage

NOT PICTURED:  Sarah's valiant effort to stay calm after she dropped her phone in the toilet, thus cutting off her WiFi access - the only way she had of communicating with the outside world.

August 10, 2016

Crafty Chat "Notes"

If you were in the YouTube chat room for yesterday's atypical CraftyChat, these are the things we discussed.  If I've forgotten anything, please let me know.

I can't remember who mentioned that she had made an egg-free Chicken Carbonara dish.  Would you please post a link to the recipe you used?