Boo! Yay!

BOO! Here we have Tim’s car, being jumped by my car. Last week he’d gotten his car towed to Billy’s; it wouldn’t start. He was pretty sure it was the starter, but it might be the battery. Billy said pretty much the same thing. The battery didn’t appear to be …

Hat for a Toddler

Yarn: HaldeCraft HandDyed in “Shelled Pistachios” and also some of my handspun, from this fiber. Pattern: Used the cast-on numbers from Head Huggers by Gail Tanquary, and then made it up as I went along. Notes: For my friend Beth’s grand-daughter! It’s a little big for her right now, but the thing …

Visible Light

Visible Light by C.J. Cherryh My rating: 4 of 5 stars I snagged this off the shelf because I was in between other books and Cherryh is one of my go-to authors for random reading as she’s so prolific I figure I’ll find something I haven’t read, and she’s so …

Friday July 27th

We decided at the last minute yesterday to make dinner somewhat English. My first choice would have been fish-and-chips, but my fish allergies make that one a no-no. In fact, my allergies make most dishes a no-no without considerable changes; no eggs, no chicken, no fish, no turkey, no quail, …

Owl soap sweaters

Yarn: Malabrigo and Cascade 220 Soap: HaldeSoap in “All Mixed Up” Pattern: loosely based on Soap Sweater by Cynthia Hall; if you’re on Ravelry you can read about my mods. Notes: Why did I make these? I still have some from a few years ago I’ve never given away. Well, at first …

Marque and Reprisal

Marque and Reprisal by Elizabeth Moon My rating: 4 of 5 stars Space Opera is never going to be Shakespeare, but that doesn’t mean I don’t stay up until one o’clock in the morning just to read another chapter (or three). I like the questions that Moon raises, the choices …

Thursday, July 19th

I almost like this photo more than the ceramics I was photographing! Yesterday I popped open the kiln, photographed everything, went to do soap inventory at Ingenue Avenue (a new place downtown that sells retro clothing and locally made bath and body products – they’re next door to and run …

Watership Down

Watership Down by Richard Adams My rating: 5 of 5 stars Technically a re-read, and if you want to get really technical about it, it’s a listen; I bought the audio book to listen to while working. As I said the last time I read this book – maybe three …

Make food (not war)

So, yesterday I was kicking it old school and looking through my cookbooks for a cheese sauce recipe (to put in lasagna, more on that in a second) when I noticed something weird about one of G-ma’s cookbooks that I’d never really looked through (it was the one she used …

Song of the Week: Fire

I love a good story song, and this one just about wins first prize in my book. OH! Hah. Blog research shows me that I’ve already told you exactly the same thing, and posted the exact same video, back in January. Whoops. Oh well! Here it is again! Mostly because …