May 5

Moving on

Posted by Nanc

We’ll go back and talk about those events in the last post sooner or later, but for now I’m moving on.

I love knitting for my baby girl, and I love seeing her in hand knits. Luckily, Evie is still young enough that she doesn’t give me much guff about home made clothes. It’s a win-win relationship.

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Aug 15

Mid-Year PEZ Spectacular

Posted by Matty

It’s time to check in on the recent PEZ aquisitions.

Not interested? … What if I said, “Elvis”?

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Jun 8

Lost my marbles

Posted by Nanc

A few clowns short of a circus.

Mad as a monkey on a trike.

A kangaroo loose in the top paddock.

And other euphemisms for being slightly crazy. (I especially like the third one from the bottom: Knitting with only one needle. How apropos!)

I’ve got another pair of socks knitted up, but there’s something a little off about them. Hmmmm….

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Jul 12

House Drinks

Posted by Nanc and Matty

We know. It’s hot and bright out. The heat saps your energy and the sun? The sun, she causes wrinkles in the corners of your eyes. (Not that they’re noticable on you. YOU look loverly and well-rested.)

So come into the shade, just to cool off and rest a while. Maybe leave when it’s not so hot and blinding out.

Well, since you’re here, can we offer you a beverage? Something nice and refreshing, perhaps with a little bite to it? Oh sure, we have our tasty limeade that will surely quench your thirst. But perhaps I can recommend one of our house drinks instead?

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Oct 5


Posted by Nanc

Okay, so not THE debates. Just my debating over what my next knitting project will be. And there’s a lot to decide between.

But instead of boring you with all the details, I’ll give you quick satisfaction instead and tell you the outcome. (No. There’s no voting.) I’m working on my HalloWig from the fall Knitty. It’s fun, it’s frivolous, and it’s for me.

I swatched it after dinner and while preparing for the VP debate. My swatch seemed to make gauge okay, so rip-rip-rip back to the yarn pile and I cast on for my wig. Notice my drink in the pic: pink Kool-Aid (strawberry-kiwi) to match my knittin’.

I’m using Lion Brand Cotton-Ease in Bubblegum and knitting on my Denise US# 8 needles. During the debate, I was able to work on the start of it and I’m happy with my progress. But I could only take so much debate and so much 2×2 ribbing before I had to get up and do something else. Yeah, see how I’ve even switched to water – it was just too much.

This might become my lunchtime/work knitting project for a bit. Well, at least through this week. And no, I haven’t forgotten about my knitting pile of wanna-be’s and need-to-do’s, and neither should you. For those of you that care, there’s more to read.

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Sep 1

Six Flags Autoworld

Posted by Matty

Here’s an entry about a topic near to my heart — Autoworld, a Six Flags amusement park based on America’s love affair with the automobile. Suprisingly, it was not a success.

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