Saturday, November 22, 2008


"You can knit a sweater by the fireside

Sunday mornings go for a ride,

Doing the garden, digging the weeds,

Who could ask for more.

Will you still need me,

will you still feed me,

When i'm sixty-four."

Well, it is me knitting, and I think when I first heard this I never could imagine actually getting here.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Who knew Dick Cavett was a genius?
read his take on Sarah Palin here...

I had to do this quick entry so I wouldn't lose this link, my computer seems not to want to bookmark it..Oddity is my computer lately

Monday, November 17, 2008

Well, I have been sinning again,

it has been 12 days since my last post, and I haven't a clue WHY it has been so long except that I am not sure what I am doing that is cannon fodder for reporting.
I have been working on this, and I have to ask opinions.. How long, oh lord, can this go on???

It is currently about 40 inches on each side. Should it be a square or a rectangle?

How much bigger should it be? It can go on for a long long time, I still have a cone of the darker and the lightest colors and much of a cone each of the blueish and the pinkish yarn.
I get bored and do another pattern, but it is now about 300 stitches on a side, and that is a long crawl from one side to the other.
I rigged up a sort of a bookholder, so I could read as I knitted, and it does work at least a little, but I can't seem to manage TV +knitting + reading, no matter how hard I try. Especially since I have a zillion PBS Mystery Theatre shows that I am trying to watch, and they require more attention than dividing 3 ways allows. I can still knit and watch Mystery, but the knitting does go slower.

So, I have knitted, I have made split pea soup and a casserole with stuffed peppers a la chile rellenos and I have gotten rid of a lot of dead wood around the apartment. The thinking is that thinning the possessions will allow the mind more space to breathe.

Hmmmmmmmmm Well, we shall see.

What I am reading, by the way, is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I am really enjoying it, and now looking forward to the other 2 books he wrote. There are moments of stiffness in the text, but overall I enjoyed it a lot and can't wait to hear the bookclub discussion.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

This is how I feel today.....

It is SUCH a relief to know that a majority of Americans did what I think was the right thing yesterday. I watched with delight the multi racial party in Chicago for Obama's speech and the graciousness with which McCain (after some very nasty actions earlier in the race) conceded. I cannot remember fretting so much over an election since the Vietnam War election when I cried over Gene McCarthy's loss. I was so worried up til Virgina and Florida flipped blue. Now, I hope, we CAN make changes.

I know this is the "honeymoon" period, and that all will not be perfect or even close to perfect as time goes on, but I am relaxed, sitting here knitting with my feet up and a smile on my face, even if only for today.
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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I was the 289th person

to vote at my polling place.

They said that was way ahead of the usual.


Monday, November 3, 2008

afghan on teeny tiny needles update

It looked like this on October 12th. Now it looks like this

It is going slower.. those rows are pretty long.. but since I guess I can declare it done at any point I just have to wait til it "feels" done. I plan to knit on Tuesday while the election results come in ..... unless it gets tense and that starts showing up in the knitting.
Cat is again contributing a reference for size...
Lets all hope I get a lot done with nice, even, calm stitches.