Monday, October 27, 2008

fourth grade in california

i love it, and realize that this is what i've been looking forward to when it comes to homework. thing one and i are at la purisima mission in lompoc, ca, weekend before last. how beautiful is this?what a lovely mission, (restored, of course after the big earthquake of date -- OOPS early 19th century) and well expanded upon by people who care about representing the past.

here's what thing 1 was interested in:
chumash reed house.

so fun, no knitting, though i could have if i had not been the driver as well.

this seems more like foreign history than american. colonial annapolis was fascinating, but way more dominated by the european pov, it seems to me.

Friday, October 10, 2008


... i want to be:

sunset at low tide, campo las encantadas, baja california norte
breathe deeply.
sip margarita.
love life.

... i am:
those darn high school kids threw candy from the homecoming parade floats
thing 2 (with the brown hair) leapt into the street to retrieve some.
right in front of the car of our elementary school principal.

i am dealing with the sugar high. thank heavens for frozen pizza and pokemon videos.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

note to self

do not wash socks you just finished knitting and have worn once in washer until you confirm that they are washable and won't felt.

and take a picture of them before you wear/wash them.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

another web quiz

here's one where i don't mind reporting the results... if i knew more about elinor dashwood, maybe i wouldn't be so free to drop her name. there's a job for me!

now, i guess i know myself a bit better...

I am Elinor Dashwood!

Take the Quiz here!

i hope a little better than the quiz i took that said i was 56 % interesting.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


I wish I were better about following a pattern. that i actually could find one, swatch, reswatch, wash, and then find the exact proper length of circular and start. instead, i just blast off, eyeballing and willy-nillying through, hoping for the best.

i just finished my first pair of socks, and i'm not thrilled. they're cute, but they don't fit quite right, and the kitchener at the toe -- let's just say the knitting gods are wondering why i'm calling that a grafted situation.

i'll post pictures of said sad set o'sox tomorrow, and i may save the ugly bits for beyond the camera's eye, but i'm really hoping that they'll feel ok and look cute in my new all-terrain mary jane's. in the herb green, mind you.

Friday, October 3, 2008

pretty cute!

i think cute enough for a nine year old girl.

i felted it pretty loosely -- i'm still considering whether to have one more go at it in the washer. i love love love how the handles came out -- i did the buttonhole technique but cast on 16 st. after binding off 8 to form the handles, then k 2 more rows and cast off.

i think i'll put the pattern up later.