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March 28, 2006

I know she loves me,...


she ordered this box of shredded paper just for me.


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March 18, 2006

don't come knockin' if your socks ain't rockin'

The first installment of the Blue Moon Rockin' Sock Club arrived today.


If you are still waiting for yours to arrive and don't want to be spoiled, don't click the link below.

If you'd like to take a look at the spoils, click away.


Here's what was inside:

You'll have to excuse me now; I'm off to start my socks...that rock.

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March 14, 2006

untitled post #11

Remember when I said I was going to lose weight?

Yeah, well that isn't going so well.

In fact, I just bought a cookie.

Why? Because right now that cookie is my only friend.


Whoops, I just ate my only friend.

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March 12, 2006



This was my poolside view on Tuesday. I should have enjoyed this conference more, but I was anxious to get back home.


This was the view from my apartment window on Thursday. The snow is long-gone now and we are back to rain.

A few more words about the cranky yarn shop:

Although I don't understand this shop owner's bad opinion of bamboo knitting needles, I do understand her probable exasperation with tourists. I'm sure she has a steady stream of one-time customers coming in and asking stupid things; she doesn't have much patience left.

Yes, I could have saved myself a lot of trouble by starting out asking specifically for what I wanted. My mistake; but really, no bamboo needles!?

I have a ton of US1 bamboo double points around here. She's right, they do eventually break; especially if you are like me and knit with the 'grip of death'. That's why I buy another backup set whenever I can.

Oh well, I guess this gives me a reason to finally start visiting Portland's many yarn shops. I know at least one of them has what I'm looking for.

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March 07, 2006


[Setting: Scottsdale, Arizona, a small yarn shop]

[Dramatis Personae:
   a Knitter, in search of needles for the knitting of socks
   a Yarn Shop Owner, with definite ideas about needles for the knitting of socks

Knitter: Hello, do you sell any needles for the knitting of socks?

Yarn Shop Owner [smiles broadly]: Yes, we sell these birch double-pointed needles for the knitting of socks. Do you desire to purchase a set?

K: Thank you, but I am sorry that I cannot use that type of needle for the knitting of socks because I find they break too easily.

YSO [smile fadies slightly]: Very well then, what you require are these metal double-pointed needles.

K: Thank you again, but I find that I cannot use that type of needle for the knitting of socks because they cause pain in my hands. Do you sell any bamboo needles for the knitting of socks?

YSO [scowls]: No we do not sell bamboo needles for the knitting of socks; they break too easily and must be replaced.

K [stares blankly at YSO]

YSO [turns and walks away without further comment]


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March 03, 2006

make two


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March 02, 2006

weave in ends


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March 01, 2006

work five stitches on needle #1

rearrange remaining stitches on two needles with one purl stitch on the end of each
graft closed

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