I was able to successfully import my old blog posts from blogger to wordpress, but I’ve already lost my first post. Guess I need to get better acquainted here and get back on it!
Tossing a few words into the vast emptiness…..I don’t think I’m totally done with blogging yet, it just seems that way! I’m in the process of trying to switch over to wordpress, so find me there at thatsmymiddlename.wordpress.com.
Hope to see you soon – and I’ll try to get some posts out of my head!
Most likely everyone has used that as a blog title at some point, no? So here I am, one year older, and quite awhile since a post. Oh well. What have I been up to? Knitting, regular everyday stuff and more knitting.
I knit Patrick a modified Pub Crawler
sweater for Christmas out of Black Water Abbey Yarn, color Jacob. I think this was a record for me – 6 days. Yes, I cruised on it, but it needed to get done. He’s cold at school.
We celebrated Sara’s graduation from the University of Washington (BA English Lit, BS Molecular Biology) Here’s a picture of her heading over to campus with her last undergrad paper. Later we took her and the boyfriend to a Moroccan
restaurant for dinner.
Christmas happened, we had too much snow, more unexpected snow. You know the drill. For Christmas I ended up knitting nine of brooklyntweed’s turn a square
hats. One for each of my nephews on Doug’s side of the family and one for Sara’s boyfriend. I also knit a new pair of socks for everyone in our immediate family (Doug, Sara, Patrick) and decided to also knit a pair for Sara’s BF. The socks came first for him, the hat was extra so that I wouldn’t have the leftover yarn sitting around. May as well knit another hat!
My last few posts had some content about emergency preparedness. Does anyone care? I wasn’t getting any feedback on it, so I thought everyone may have been irritated (non knitting content and all) and I stopped.
Okay, enough for now. We are going to go eat Indian food tonight, then maybe a bit of MarioKart or RockBand on the Wii at home after? We’ll see!
Last Thursday, I started posting a once a week guide to disaster preparedness. This weeks list comes from the hardware store.
– Heavy cotton or hemp rope
– Duct tape
– 2 flashlights with batteries
– Matches in waterproof container for outside use only with appropriate camp stove or BBQ
Additional: Leash or carrier for your pet, extra set of I.D. tags
– Sign up for a First Aid/CPR class at your local American Red Cross (I need to do this again!)
So, in reality where does one keep all this stuff? I figure if there’s an earthquake (our most likely disaster here in the PNW) I need to be able to get to the stuff I’ve stored. We have some built in cabinets in our basement that we used to use for toy storage. We’ve managed to clear out a good portion of these, so it made a great solution for me to have an emergency pantry of sorts. The cabinets latch, so I would just have to be able to get to the basement. Doug has a lot of tools, so pretty much anything like rope, duct tape, etc. is here and in good supply. I do always keep a flashlight next to the bed, because you just never know when the power may go out!
On the knitting front, I did post last night (Wed 11/12) that I finished the Tilia sweater. I forgot to take pictures today, due to massive raking of leaves and Madrona registration. Tomorrow? I did finish the first of another pair of Christmas socks too.
Ahh, Madrona. Well, I did get into the two classes that I wanted (I did ideally want others, but just too much money) Judith McKenzie McCuin Dyeing for Socks on Friday morning, and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s Speed Knitting Saturday pm. That will give me time to be able to visit with friends too. I’m really not sure why the registration opened up at least 2 hours before the scheduled time…perhaps the company used (in Colorado) forgot to set it for Pacific Time? I was happy that someone on a list I’m on sent out a quick message and just happened to see it come across. Regardless, I think everyone will have a great time.
I just finished seaming the last seam on my Tilia sweater – hopefully if the rain slows enough, I’ll have some pictures tomorrow!