knitting, eating (well, cooking first… mostly vegetarian), bodywork, menopause and general recreating

Did You Vote? November 4, 2008

Filed under: knitting,procrastination — lynne @ 5:39 pm

Just checking in quickly in case anyone happens by today- if you’re a registered voter in the US and you haven’t voted yet- please go vote! The lines might be long, yes- what a perfect opportunity to work on that sock or scarf while you wait! Not a knitter? Bring a book, or maybe a crossword puzzle- just go vote!

I, and millions of your fellow Americans thank you


Bad Blogger! March 31, 2008

Filed under: knitting,procrastination — lynne @ 6:13 pm

Well, they’ll never let me into DeStash with this kind of attention to my blog… I don’t know why it’s so hard to just sit down and do this, at least every week or so- it’s not as if I’m not at the computer pretty much daily…

I’m leaving town again for a week, (a work trip, but I get to visit my family back east too!) so for some reason that got me to at least stop by my own freaking blog… I admit to happily reading other blogs on a daily basis, but the typing? Not so much…

I have been knitting though- mostly on a shawl for my dear friend. I just LOVE the colors, but had an interesting time getting to the final selection: I asked the recipient to select colors from a particular group, and then tweaked one color to better fit the pattern design. The four colors we came up with looked just awesome together, both in the bag and through my teleidoscope. And with the first three colors knitted together, it was still awesome… then it came time to add the fourth color, and when actually knitted into the shawl, it looked just awful. That was a mystery to me that I still don’t understand, but after a bit of searching and one false purchase (see- I really do need that Destash thing…) I came up with a fourth color that I (and the nice lady at my LYS) think looks fantastic! I love the colors so much that it keeps me working on the project much more than usual. In fact, other projects are getting ignored in its favor. I’m even taking ONLY the one project on this trip.

I’d post an in progress picture, but that might ruin the impact of the FO for my recipient…. hopefully by late summer I’ll have it ready. And hopefully, I’ll post again between now and then!


Happy!! January 4, 2008

Filed under: holidays,procrastination — lynne @ 8:14 pm

You know, belatedly… happy 2008 to anyone reading!

This holiday was a frenzy of fun, friends and food… a great time, but a bit of recovery required! We had a lovely little new year’s eve party with lots of Champagne, and our good friends spent the night and continued the party new year’s day with quiche, mimosas, the Tournament of Roses Parade, and a walk by the Bay. The first day of 2008 was gloriously sunny and clear here in the SF Bay area- a good omen, I hope, for the coming year. I’ve heard a superstition that odd years are harder than even ones, and I’m hoping that’s the case this year ’cause I could really use a good one! The last few evenings of 2007 we had just awesome sunsets, so that seems to be good omen too in some way… or perhaps I’m just groping.


(sorry about the flash on the rosemary hedge, but just look at that sky! this was taken on Christmas day at mom-in-law’s house high in the Berkeley hills)

I’m the kind of gal who’s just chock full of good ideas, but has a really hard time moving them past that point. This year, if I can move just ONE of my many ideas forward into actualization, that will be enough for me to call it a success. Now if I could just figure out how to choose the one to focus on…