Tuesday, January 31, 2006

sock progress

from last thursday-i'm actually round the heel and on the foot now... Posted by Picasa

Friday, January 27, 2006

even footie pajamas cannot protect me from the cold

from defective yeti: toddler prose

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

surprise, surprise

courtesy of nora ephron, from the huffpo:

Twenty-Five Things People Have a Shocking Capacity to be Surprised By Over and Over Again

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


for 2006 i reinstated my try-at-least-one-new-recipe-a-week resolution from a couple years ago. this time, i'm keeping track on the kitchen calendar and as long as i get 4 new recipes a months, i'll consider it done.

so far, i've tried two ginger snap/molasses cookie recipes (including one that used bacon fat instead of butter and was actually very good), a breaded pork chop recipe, a provencal stew recipe (was okay-had big pieces of orange zest in it which i didn't like, plus i had to pit a cup of nicoise olives for it-those motherfuckers are tiny!), buttermilk mashed potatoes and pasta with bacon (mmm bacon), peas, onions and ricotta.

it's pretty fun to do this and i figure i get 3 or 4 cooking magazines, i might as well use them! plus it's nice to try something different every once in a while instead of feeling like i'm in a if-this-is-tuesday-it-must-be-chicken-for-dinner kind of rut.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

progress has been made...

the picture below is the only one i have so far. i did actually get into knitting a couple rows of the zigzag pattern last night, but getting myself and 2 small children out the door on time in the morning in the winter is very time consuming so i couldn't take an updated photo.

you'll just have to ooo and ahh at the beautiful colors and very tiny needles for now.

still life of needles and yarn Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

jumping on the bandwagon (with pointy sticks)

since i re-learned how to knit about 4 years ago, the only things i've finished for myself have been scarves. they are nice, but i want to do something else. and finish it. i've made mittens, socks and even a little silk gift bag for a few other folks and managed to finish those projects...but i have 2 pairs of socks for myself that i started but can't manage to finish. don't ask me why, because i don't know.

so what to do? start another pair of socks...and join a knit along for the sock pattern i've been wanting to try.

so i'm making these socks in this yarn (color: buck's bar) and i will be posting progress pictures and reports and i will finish them, by god, by feb 13th, so i can possibly win six skeins of this yarn, with which to make more socks.

am i nuts or what? i still have 1 1/2 christmas presents to finish! i'm looking at this as keeping me from going insane as well doing something for myself.

first set of pictures tomorrow. so far, i've got about 1/2 inch of ribbing done. looking forward to getting into the stitch pattern portion of the sock because knitting ribbing is B.O.R.I.N.G.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

i'm the lyrical gangsta

song i made up this weekend (with help from toni basil) about the object of alix's affections:

oh pink blankie
you're so fine
you're so fine you blow my mind
pink blankie!
pink blankie!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

best holiday card greeting we received this season

"here's to giggles at home, peace in the world, and lots of indicted republicans!"