Friday, December 30th

Nommy delicious goodness is nommy and delicious. Pasta, spinach, and mushrooms. Mix with garlic, olive oil, and pepper. Eat heartily. We had dinner with the fam’ last night – Aunt Gay and Uncle Joe and Mike and Sharon and Jag and Antony. Tim is feeling a little under the weather …

Thursday, December 29th

Wednesday I fired the kiln; I was able to open it right up yesterday morning and everything fired fine. Aren’t those soup mugs, with the little holder for crackers, the cutest things you’ve ever seen?! I’ve also made a lot of soap in the last couple of days. Wild Iris …

Monday, December 26th

All day yesterday I kept thinking it was Sunday. Does anyone else do that on holidays? Bonus Sunday! Yay! On Christmas Day when we came back home to let the dogs out and have a little nap time, I opted for (instead of napping) adding the knitting books I got …

Hypothesis

Yarn: String Theory Colorworks in “Resistor” Pattern: Hypothesis by Lorena Haldeman Notes: Earlier this year, I started talking with my friend Caitlin, of String Theory Colorworks, about doing a pattern for her self-striping yarns in which the pattern would change every time there was a color change. I thought it would be …

Monday, December 19th

Last night we picked up Unca Joe at the airport; Aunt Gay is – hopefully – flying in on Wednesday with Rusty. There’s been problem after problem getting him transferred, so everyone cross your fingers and hope that Santa provides the right paperwork and no more health scares. Gah. I …

Sunday, December 18th

Yesterday would have been my daddy’s 70th birthday. I think he would have been both horrified and tickled at turning The Big Seven-Zero. Birthdays that ended in zeros always freaked him out a little. They made him feel older than his age – certainly older than he acted – and …

Fissility

Yarn: HaldeCraft HandDyed in “Denali” (a limited edition sock club colorway) Pattern: Fissility by Lorena Haldeman Notes: My second for-sale pattern, Fissility, has been tested within an inch of its life! Honestly. I think I knit at least six pairs of these before finalizing the pattern. I wanted to be able to …