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Category Archives: Knitting

A Little Bit of Life

Written on January 20, 2010 at 11:51 am, by

It is a strange relationship I have with you blog. I’ve never pretended to tell you everything, nor treated you as a tell-all confessional. (I have The Rules, after all.) And yet, when things are afoot that are not bloggable, I completely shut down and hide out, as if blogging something else would be a  Continue Reading »

Cooking, an understatement

Written on December 31, 2009 at 5:32 pm, by

And in classic Jackie fashion, I haven’t blogged once in 6 weeks (despite immense crafty productivity in that time) leaving the present of our poor dead dog for any unfortunate soul who happened to stumble over here in the misguided search for knitting. Merry Christmas y’all. In this post, I shall attempt to catch you  Continue Reading »

The Story of Max

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

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

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

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 »

Random, Kind of

Written on October 27, 2009 at 11:01 am, by

1) Although it’s been well over a week, it would be remiss of me to just pick up blogging and completely ignore the elephant in the blogosphere, Rhinebeck. It was, as you either experienced or have read, wonderful, in a crowded, chaotic sort of way. For me in particular, the old friends, new friends, parties,  Continue Reading »

A Glimpse

Written on October 15, 2009 at 8:05 pm, by

I’ve been trying to compose a post in my head all week, but I haven’t been able to get it together this week. My head is full of the crazy. Don’t believe me? Here’s a quick glimpse: …groceries-what-do-we-need-for-this-weekend-next-week-what-does-he-have-in-his-mouth!!-ohcraphepoopedagain-if-i-just-finish-this-sleeve-nope-that-won’t-work-ohcrapdinner-whatarewehavingfordinner-look-at-the-new-kitchenaid!-i-bet-i-can-make-cookies-in-time-for-dessert!-SNOW?!?!?!?!?!?-laundryneedstobefolded-domain-expired-you-have-to-be-kidding-me-sigh-it’sbathtime!-bedtime!-georgeleaveit!-ejwhat’sinyourmouth-cmonshowmama-will-never-get-that-sweater-finished-maybe-owls-instead-laundrystillnotfolded!-39buttons-ugh-what-are-you-chewing-on-ewwthat’s-not-food-icky,yuck,icky-GeorgeLEAVEIT!… I will spare you a long drawn-out prose version of it. 1 sleep until Rhinebeck.

A Glorious Morning

Written on October 7, 2009 at 10:39 am, by

I’ve never been so delighted by a gloomy day. It’s the perfect drizzly and dreary autumn morning, with the wind shaking leftover rain out of the trees, and adding another coat of leaves to the ground. I am sitting here watching glowing, silver-lined clouds blowing across the sky like (forgive the clumsy metaphor simile) a  Continue Reading »

Coffee and Cozy

Written on September 29, 2009 at 9:23 am, by

I started drinking coffee when I was 14, and I remember the first cup of coffee I ever had with surprising clarity, especially considering that it was at about 4:30am on a Saturday. Like a lot things in my life, it was my father who introduced me to coffee. Incidentally, it was also his influence  Continue Reading »


Written on September 23, 2009 at 8:41 am, by

Oh knitting. You and I are having a second fifth another honeymoon, a rebirth of our love. Sometimes you just need to take a little time alone together to rekindle the spark, and I’m sure glad we did. I remember all the reasons that I love you. Mostly it’s the wonderful purpose and distraction you  Continue Reading »