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The party’s over November 16, 2009

Filed under: jewels,knitting,life — kathy @ 11:22 am
I love that phrase for so many reasons, especially this week.

Here's what I'm gonna make for Pops; one of my all time favorite projects!!

The big jewelry show’s finished, except for those few custom orders I’ll be putting together. (And big thanks to all of you who were able to come by!! I love love love seeing you!!)


And this is what I'm using for it. I'm calling it "Sir Lancelot Shawl"

Now I need to put my nose to the grindstone and get the following in order:

I. Christmas gifts

   A. CR  sweater

   B. Dashing Mitts for (secret!)

   C. Sir Lancelot Shawl for Pops

   D. Rooster Rock Socks for the Bug (I think they’ll fit her better)

   E. Composed Mitts (for me, dammit)

II. Purge and Pack House

   A. Bug’s Room–especially important since we will be living in there, God help us

   B. Kitchen, Hall Bathroom, Linen Closet, Living/Dining Room, Front Hall Closet

   C. Get a break and get to work on the bedrooms while house is under construction since we won’t get new carpet in there til the big job is done.

III. Thanksgiving. I love it and I hate it. All day long: standing, cooking, cleaning up, serving, eating, unbuttoning jeans (better yet, wear stretchy yoga pants), cleaning up. Passing out. Turkey sandwiches and leftovers. Yea!

IV. Bug’s birthday. Not too tough; we never have a party because noone can ever make her birthday party. Will do a pool party this summer I think.

V. Various and sundry school activities leading up to the holiday break

   A. Waldorf Holiday Faire (endless, week-long participation, culminating in all day Saturday event)

   B. Holiday musical performances

   C. Teacher gifties

Well, I’d better get going, huh? 🙂

The knitting will be the easiest to get started on, since I love it so very much.

Show shot (from summer–forgot to take shots this time, so busy!!)
This past weekend’s show was twice as big

Here are some pictures from the Summer show–yeah for CR–he found my pictures!


Been a long time… November 13, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — kathy @ 10:57 am

Well, not all that long, but you all know I like to post at least once or twice a week.

I’ve been wanting to post for days now, and although I’d like to blame all the work I”ve been doing for my jewelry open house tomorrow, I had a worse reason not to be able to post.

My laptop got smacked by a rogue program—specifically “Active Security.” What a pain. Totally wiped out my computer! Thankfully, Captain Romance is my hero when it comes to computer ills. So even after I spent on the phone with a very nice lady from McAfee trying to fix this mess (she gave up and said this was a problem for her supervisor), CR leaped into the fray and slayed the evil dragon churning inside my computer. Yipee.

Except at this moment I’m having a horrifying revelation that all my pictures are missing. Oh. my. God.

I wish I could sue those jerks at Active Security. What the heck is wrong with people  that makes them think that it’s okay for them to do **** like that to other people?!

Oh well, on the knitting front, the very fun, very cool Broadripple sock (yes, it’s still the first one; I’ve been making jewelry and meeting with contractors!) are up to the toe and I plan to finish it on this Sunday morning.

Hope you can make it to my show!!

With any luck, a nice looong post on Monday!


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