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Test [Nov. 13th, 2011|03:32 pm]
Holding my spot.
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Girls with Glasses [Sep. 20th, 2010|03:48 pm]
[Current Location |home]
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

Fire GOOD!

My daughter working in shop class with glasses and safety glasses in this shot. Because a girl has to see what she's grinding.

Me with my favorite vintage glasses of all times.

new glases

A pair of French vintage glasses that would like to find a home with the right little girl with glasses.
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Knitting on the Road [Jul. 16th, 2010|06:26 pm]
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[Current Location |Sacramento, CA]
[mood |amusedamused]

Highline Road
The view is Highline Road in Tehachapi

The knitting is Cookie A's Monkey pattern in Socks that Rock Silkie Socks on my favorite vintage size 2 dpns.

x-posted to teddystutz
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Math Problem - a picture heavy word problem [May. 19th, 2010|10:21 pm]
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[Current Location |home]
[mood |quixoticquixotic]
[music |Yonsi]

As most of you know, I bought a spinning wheel at the end of February. I didn't get to spin right away due to my travel schedule, but eventually I taught myself the basics and off I went.

I spunCollapse )

So, can you see my math problem? Bonus points if you can calculate how long it takes to fill my very small house with handspun yard. You may assume that I will not buy more yarn, but will purchase more roving.

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Fantasy Vacation [Mar. 19th, 2010|12:45 pm]
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[Current Location |court house]
[mood |dreamy]
[music |jury speak]

Like so many people, I need a vacation. Like so many people, I can not afford the kind of dream vacation that I'd like.
Don't tell the court this, but Jury Duty is an awesome place to think about where I would go and what I'd like to do if I could afford a dream vacation.
So this week's dream location involves leisure. Lots and lots of leisure. Lazy mornings filled with coffee and knitting and a walk someplace pretty or interesting.

Afternoons filled with...whatever. A museum? Window shopping? Something without a schedule. Something...cozy and warm where we have or can make friends who can meet for dinner and drinks. Someplace with music and laughter and I don't have to shave my legs.
Someplace with a decadent bed with a metric ton of fluffy pillows in a big room with a view.

Someplace not too hot during the day with cool evenings that call for a lace shaw, preferably knit in cashmere.

I'm not exactly sure where this place is, but exists somewhere. What is your dream vacation this week?

Oh, and because this is a fantasy, I have the figure that I had in 1989.

x-posted to teddystutz
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Because I Don't Have Enough Hobbies [Feb. 7th, 2010|05:56 pm]
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[Current Location |home]
[mood |bouncybouncy]

Go Wheel Go!

My brand spanking new, Ashford Traveller that I bought from the most wonderful little old codger in Costa Mesa.

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Yawn [Feb. 3rd, 2010|09:45 pm]
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[Current Location |bedroom]
[mood |sleepysleepy]
[music |just what's in my head]

I have been burning the candle at both ends and am paying the price. I am looking forward to spending some down time this weekend before going on a "If this is Tuesday, this must be Belgium" style business trip. Five cities in five days (Sacrameto, San Francisco, Phoenix, San Diego and Los Angeles). Isn't air travel amaszing.

In other news, I ordered my spinning wheel. I am getting an Ashford Traveler. I bought it from the cutest little old man. I do have a soft spot for codgers.

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Spinning Wheel [Jan. 26th, 2010|09:56 pm]
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[Current Location |home]
[mood |quixoticquixotic]
[music |the rain]

How long does one need to mourn selling a never worn Irish Step Dance costume before spending the proceeds? Because I don't want to order my spinning wheel in unseemly haste.

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This TIme the Good Didn't Die Young [Jan. 12th, 2010|11:02 am]
[Current Location |home]
[mood |contemplativecontemplative]
[music |none]

Yesterday I read that Miep Geis has died at 100 years of age. I wonder if she thought this world was a better place now than it was in 1945 when World War II ended.

Having seen the world go from sheer madness to a golden age of sorts to the current "Me First Generations", I can't help but think she was more than a little sad at the current state of the world.

I know the world is a poorer place with her passing.

Rest in Peace, Miep.

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Holiday Sloth and Leisure [Dec. 23rd, 2009|02:05 pm]
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[Current Location |210 freeway]
[mood |thirstythirsty]
[music |The Killers]

We are finally enroute to my parents' place after sitting in traffic, buying fuel and procuring the deli food for Thursday's brunch.

Except for cooking dinner on christmas, the next few days will be dedicated to sloth, leisure and mass quantities of delectable food and beverage.

The craziness of work and social obligations are on hold. Housework is at a minimum. I say minimum because even a sloth like myself likes a clean glass for my current Mimosa.

I wish more of my friends could join us, because a round of board games and sharing our Mimosas would add the final spice to the hiatus of regular life.

Instead, I will keep in touch with my extended family and friends through the miracle of the internet. I even brought my laptop so I don't have to get-up from the couch.

I hope all of you get to enjoy some sloth and leisure too. Pass me a Mimosa will you?

X-posted to T.S.
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