Archive | February 2008

Someone’s in the kitchen….

Baking has always been a comforting activity, and now Bug is sharing this with me…

Chocolate cheesecake for Bug’s babysitter (this is the best cheesecake recipe!, I found it more than 15 years ago)

Bug and cheesecake


chocolate chip cookies for Leap Day…

Bug and cookies


I’ve also been finishing a few things and making progress on others….

Bug’s socks on the recipient…

bug socks

Maizy socks for DH (sock 1) Queen Kahuna’s Crazy Toes and Heels

corn socks

nearly complete Fetching out of alapaca that was overdyed red (from an alpaca farmer)

red alpaca fetching

We’ve been going to the Discovery Center to visit “spotted dog” quite a bit and dancing, too.

Bug and Pongo

dancing Bug

I’ve also been listening to/downloading lots of new podcasts: Arlene Tats and Knits (very good) and Diva Knitting (very good). I haven’t yet gotten to Faery Knitting, Z knits, Knitting Rose, or Y Knit. I’ve been feeling itchiness to crochet something, too…

I hope spring comes soon, it was excrutiatingly cold in my office today.


A lot of anxiety…

I’m still here.  I’ve been working on my lace scarf and have managed to mess it up.  I don’t have a life-line anywhere near, so I’m stalled/frightened/angry about ripping out and worried I will not be able to get the correct rows and loops back on the needles.

Here is Bug’s new hat – a simple one from Ann Budd’s “Everything” Pattern book in Rio de la Platos.

Bug’s hat

I’ve been feeling very frumpy/unattractive/sad here lately.  I’ve been wearing clothes that don’t really fit because I can’t stand anything that is fitted.  Also, I really only wear about 3 pairs of pants and 5-6 shirts.  So, I packed up about 5 garbage bags of clothes that I no longer wear to give to Goodwill and vowed to find something that fit.  I bought a few things that do fit (and are actually comfortable) that were on sale this weekend at Kohl’s and New York and Company.

I danced with the new group (Gypsy Sistars) at the hafla on Saturday at the Bohemian Sanctuary.  Bug didn’t get to go because she was feeling bad.  It was fun.  There were some really nice dances.

Gypsy Sistars 021608

A sick little Bug

I’ve been knitting.  I finished the Belle Beret and a little hat for Bug, but no pictures yet.  Bug was sick on Friday night in Paducah (at Nana and Pappaw T’s) – her first time being “throw up” sick that she can remember.  It was so pitiful!  After the second time of changing her clothes and our clothes and washing her hair, we got smarter and put her hair up and gave her a “bucket.”  She threw up several more times (8!) and always cried at the mention of her “bucket.”  She is doing much better.  I don’t know if she ate something bad or had one of the ga-jillion versions of illness going around lately.