Friday, February 20, 2009


Hooray! It's been a year since I posted!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Bow to Me!

Yes, I took the historical lunatic quiz. I'm rather pleased with the results.

I'm Joshua Abraham Norton, the first and only Emperor of the United States of America!
Which Historical Lunatic Are You?
From the fecund loins of Rum and Monkey.

Your days consisted of parading around your domain - the San Francisco streets - in a uniform of royal blue with gold epaulettes. This was set off by a beaver hat and umbrella. You dispensed philosophy and inspected the state of sidewalks and the police with equal aplomb. You were a great ally of the maligned Chinese of the city, and once dispersed a riot by standing between the Chinese and their would-be assailants and reciting the Lord's Prayer quietly, head bowed.

Once arrested, you were swiftly pardoned by the Police Chief with all apologies, after which all policemen were ordered to salute you on the street. Your renown grew. Proprietors of respectable establishments fixed brass plaques to their walls proclaiming your patronage; musical and theatrical performances invariably reserved seats for you and your two dogs. (As an aside, you were a good friend of Mark Twain, who wrote an epitaph for one of your faithful hounds, Bummer.) The Census of 1870 listed your occupation as "Emperor".


I think that sounds about right.

James also took the quiz. He is Nichola Tesla, which is surprisingly appropriate.

In an interesting side note we rented "The Prestige" for my birthday. In it, David Bowe plays Nichola Tesla.

Monday, February 11, 2008

I've got your new post right here

I found these pictures over the weekend.

Yes, that's me. Love it!

Monday, October 15, 2007


Knitting Daily (an online knitting community from Interweave Knits) is currently running a UFOs poll. It's pretty simple: How many UFOs do you currently have? I tried to calculate the number in my head and realized I would probably have to go count if I wanted to be totally accurate. Then I saw the actual poll. The choices are the numbers 1-20 and "more than 20." No counting needed.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


Today we celebrate two momentous birthdays!

First, Katherine is 1 year-old today! She has no idea but we're all kinds of excited. I'm making her a birthday cake, she has presents piled on the piano (only one is from us) and I keep wishing her a happy birthday.

It's been quite an exciting year. She's started "talking" recently. She says ma, da (dad), da (dog), nana (banana), ay-oh (hello), wow, and yeah. Of course, these "words" might just be wishful thinking on my part. She takes steps occassionally, but mostly she motors around the house by pushing her bike.

Happy Birthday Katherine! We love you!

And secondly, our very own druken monkey was also born on this day, many, many years ago. I miss you so very very much and you will get a birthday present, it'll just be a little late. Sorry.

I'm going to have to finish this later. One of the birthday girls is screaming at me. I'll let you guess which one.

Friday, August 10, 2007

This makes me ridiculously happy

First off, sorry it's been so long since I've posted. My parents came to visit for about three weeks and then I went to MI for the month of July. It was splendid! I even got to see Brooke. Oh, the fun we had.

I got back to WY the middle of last week and I'm trying to get used to desert life again. Yesterday I mentioned to my husband that I've only been home for a week and he said "Really? It seems like forver." Thanks. I'm glad to be back too.

Update: I've now been back for three weeks. I was working on this post when my in-laws arrived for a visit. (It usually takes me a couple of days to write a post. I know that's ridiculous. I'm just so fussy.) The day after they arrived I went into hospital and had my appendix removed. No we didn't plan it. It was just incredibly good timing on the part of my appendix. Now that I know what that pain was, I realize it's been building up for a couple of weeks.

So, I haven't gotten a whole lot of knitting done. But I FINISHED THE BLANKET! And it makes me so happy! It's my first ever completely completed blanket. It is humoungous; about 6 feet long and 4 feet wide. I didn't realize how big it was while I was knitting because it was crammed onto the needles. James loves it. He has already requested that I make another. And I'm just unbalanced enough that I'm considering it. I don't want to do another striped one though. I'm thinking that Brooke's Project Linus blanket pattern would work well. Or I could try to use some kind of stitch pattern. Feel free to chime in with your ideas.

For my birthday, Brooke gave me the Mason Dixon knitting book. She said the patterns reminded her of me. I was reading through the book and I thought "I guess I can see that." Then I came to the section of blanket patterns and I understood. These ladies are just as hairbrained as I am. The only difference is they finish their projects. And they might think through their ideas a little better than I do. But that's part of my charm. Right? Right.

I came across the pattern for the log cabin knitted blanket and I HAD to make it. But in the midst of my new project craze, I had a moment of clarity. I would make a small "sample" sized blanket to see how I liked the pattern. Thank heavens for the moment of clarity. I hate log cabin knitting. It looks nice and it's interesting but I HATE picking up stitches. At least that many stitches. And at the end you have 600 thousand million ends to weave in. No thank you! But I finished my sample blanket and even put a backing on it. (That way I didn't have to weave in the ends.) I figure it's big enough for a doll blanket. And it is kind of pretty.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Not Such a Good Start

I've finally gotten enough sleep and I don't have to take a morning nap with Katherine. So to celebrate I'm posting and then I think I'll knit.

So, what have I been working on? Up until two weeks ago I was working very steadily on my "angry pregnant woman scrap blanket." Yes, it's ugly as sin but for some reason it's a lot of fun. And, since it's just stockinette, I can stop anywhere and pick it back up without any problems. And there's the fact that it's gotten so big I can't tuck it away and forget about it. I have about 16 rows left. I could conceivably finish that in about a week.

So, why aren't I still working on it? Two weeks ago James and I took a weekend trip and I wanted something to knit in the car. The blanket was too big and obviously all of my existing projects were no good. So I took my basket of scrap yarn and Nicky Epstein's Knitted Flowers. And now two weeks later we have this: Another hair brained idea. I was inspired by the Indian Summer Collar in MagKnits. I thought it looked like fun and Katherine can use it for dress up when she gets older.

I know I had promised myself that I would finish two projects before starting another. Well, clearly I haven't done very well. (But my scrap yarn fits in it's basket now!) So, what do you think the consequences should be?