May 13

And I’m back!

Posted by Nanc

Okay, so I was back from Maryland earlier this week. But give me a break. I’ve been busy, I’ve been sick, and I’m celebrating a birthday. Things are getting crazy around here.

And, oh! The things I have to show you…

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Sep 7

Ack! *update*

Posted by Nanc

Rrripppp! Until we meet again.

You commenters were right. Ripping the purse was the right thing to do. So here, my friends, is the remains of the bag. I knit-picked (ha!) at it most of today to figure out all those end and wound the balls. NOW I’ll let it sit and ponder it’s existence before I rework the pattern.

Also in news today: ‘Beef & Lentils” – not tasty. Ucky, in fact. This will become fodder for the humor of our future. They will use the term “Beef & Lentils” in a way that our children’s children (and yours, too) will know that it wasn’t good.

In an effort to save money and time (mostly time) and to use my kitchen gadgets on a regular basis, I’ve decided to try a new crock-pot/slow cooker recipe once a week. The tasty bits will make it into our online recipe collection. The losers will be publicly mocked. (I was really hoping to slide past any losers. Oh, well.) This doesn’t seem to be a good start.

Beef & Lentils. What was I thinking?!

Sep 6

Ack!

Posted by Nanc

For the love of all that good and holey*, WHY?!

Let me state for the record that I am not a pattern-reader. Oh sure, I know how to read a pattern and follow directions just fine. But I do not possess the talent to simply read some knitting gibberish and innately understand how each stitch works with the others to create the final product. I cannot fathom that finished object without a clever picture or sketch.

And while we’re at it, I really like my instructions to … well, instruct. Give me directions. Tell me when to do what and how. If a certain method of casting on, binding off, or seaming gave you the style shown (IF SHOWN!), then for monkeys’ sake tell us!

All that? Just to prepare you for a sad realization that knocked me for a loop this afternoon.

*In the knitting world, it seems that “holey” would have more influence than “holy” (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

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Jul 16

I’m back!

Posted by Nanc

Yay – I’m back from my trip to Honduras and no worse for the wear. It was a great trip and I’d do it all again in a heartbeat. (But give me a chance first to learn more/better Spanish!)

Over the next few days, I plan on posting my journal entries and pix from my time there. I had limited camera action (didn’t bring enough with me), so I hope to supplement my fotos with those taken by others in my group.

So check back and read up on my great Honduran adventure! And to start you out, I’ll leave you with this image of what I needed… no WANTED to do once I got home. (Click the read more… link.)

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Jan 16

baby stuff

Posted by Matty

Evie’s been home for one week, and what a week it’s been. New pictures inside…

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Dec 24

Gatos lindos

Posted by Nanc

We’ve been clicking away at our kittens for a while now, catching them being cute and mischievous.

So please to enjoy a random selection of our cute kitties from this past year. I’m sure there’s more to come in 2009.

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Sep 8

More baby

Posted by Nanc

Schtuff

Well, not about my bebeh. Just knitting. For another baby.

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Jan 24

Our fowl weather friends

Posted by Nanc

Hey! The ducks came back this morning, and we were able to get some better pictures of them. W00t!

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Jan 23

Going to the birds

Posted by Nanc

This past weekend was for the birds. Literally.

So okay, three birds. Well… ducks, really. But they’re birds too! And our own bulb-bird.

Read more to understand my prattle and read what I’ve been up to this weekend (and continuing on this week).

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Dec 5

I.O.U. pix

Posted by Nanc

Although I haven’t let this go for as long as I normally do, I did promise to show you pictures of what I picked up at Kid ‘N Ewe.

Gratuitous pictures of yarn prØn follows:

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