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Monthly Archives: November 2009

The Story of Max

Written on November 30, 2009 at 10:32 am, by | 14 Comments

In the spring of 2001, when my youngest brother Jimmy was 9 years old, he asked my parents for a dog. They were unsure (our track history with dogs was not good – one was returned to the kennel, one was returned to the farm – but those are other stories). Jimmy asked some more.  Continue Reading »


Written on November 25, 2009 at 9:36 am, by | 8 Comments

An unexpected topic indeed. 1) Coffee. Iced, hot, lukewarm, hours old…. I don’t care, these days, I drink whatever is close at hand and already brewed. What would I do without this magic elixir of energy and sanity? I would probably cry several times a day and also probably spend way more time drooling and  Continue Reading »

Sock Talk

Written on November 5, 2009 at 10:52 am, by | 8 Comments

Progress continues apace on the February Fitted Pullover (the pattern is wonderfully compelling to knit) but not enough to warrant another post. To keep you knitting hounds at bay, I’d like to show you my on-the-go project: Pomatomus (Rav link), knit in Maple Tree Sock Yarn, colorway “Bootcamp”. I am, at heart, an extremely practical  Continue Reading »