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Mmmm…. tasty edible answers to frequently asked questions. We should do this at the yarn shop – except that my thighs would grow exponentially. — As someone who has worked in a video store, I agree – THIS is how you organize a video store! — This is not from …

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Jonathan Carroll on expressions. — My Parents Were Awesome roundup – Heidi looks like a movie star. Here’s Ralph, but I really like the person in back of him, who clearly has a sense of humor. I want to know what Valerie was doing with all those shoes. — Got …

Santa’s Workshop

Project: Santa’s Workshop Technique: Underglazed in color; glazed clear For Sale: Please see my order page. Notes: I have a (not so) secret obsession with miniatures. I love dollhouses and model train sets, at at one point had the idea that I was going to make a winter village for …

Happy birthday, Jeff!

Friday was our friend Jeff’s 42nd birthday (he is the answer! to life! the universe! and everything!) and last night we all got together to hang with him, cook for him, and generally show him a Good Time. 1. Me again, 2. Jeff gets his cake, 3. Uncle Joe and …

QOTW – 2010/02/22

And the Question of the Week is… in your major relationships (spouse/partner/heterosexual life-mate), which of you is the more emotionally stable one? My answer: DUH. Do you even KNOW me?! OK; sarcasm aside; I think it’s really a pretty even call, with most of my major relationships. That’s the thing …

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Remember a few weeks ago when I posted about the octopus with the coconut? Here’s a great follow-up article on octopus intelligence. — Holy shit, people suck, PEOPLE SUCK SO HARD. Sad photo warning. Woman charged with selling goth kittens. I say again: PEOPLE SUCK SO HARD. — Perhaps in …

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Joining the “mile-high” club just got easier. If somewhat more public. — Some recent faves from My Parents Were Awesome (I am a sucker for a photo that tells a story, or should I say… makes you want to know the story). John (in the bra). Sometimes the fashion sets …

QOTW – 2010/02/15

And the Question of the Week is… what is the most difficult habit you have ever tried to get rid of? For me, it would be a toss-up between subconscious self-sabotage when it comes to things with timed deadlines, and hyper-vigilance/excessive worry about things that really probably would be OK …

Celtic Blues

Yarn: Malabrigo Sock in “Impressionist Sky” Pattern: Celtic Braid Socks #157 by Lynda Gemmell Notes: Made the cuff a little bit shorter as the recipient wanted shorter socks; also played around with the ribbing on the foot to keep my brain occupied for eleven million inches.

The dogwalker needs warm ears

Yarn: Blue Sky Alpaca Sport Weight 100% Alpaca Pattern: Modified from a headband pattern I made years ago (and many times since), Nakiska by Amy Swenson Notes: I threw in different cables since I’ve made this pattern about six times. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great pattern (obviously since …