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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

No New Knitting

I am about 20 rounds into the first sleeve on Dominic's sweater. I am itching to work on something else, but forcing myself to stick with this. Even though the Seascape Shawl is calling me. And I have a nearly finished top for Amira, and her bolero, and a little shoulder shawlette I want to make and my other Aran Braid sock, and a sweater I want to make for Alexander, and beaded hand warmers and all those patterns that I see and want to make all over the place.

Green Zig Zag sweater.

It is almost finished. If I can finish it, I can flit from project to project freely. I still need a photo of me in my Lara and Alexander in his Snowball hat. Then I can retire last year's FO tally, and maybe even get some FOs for this year up there.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

St. Valentine's Day

We had a quiet day, very lovely. I made falafel, lemon chicken, pita bread, laban bi chiyar, hummus, grape leaves and ful. We served it all with lettuce and tomatoes and had a nice meal together. Rich had been helping the boys make valentines for their classes, and made one for me, and I bought a tin of cashew roca, and that was our big celebration. I had planned on making a raspberry custard tart, as we had frozen raspberries, but I just could get it done. I may do it today.

It's been an infirmary around here for a while. Coughing, stuffed noses and ear infections have been the order of the day for about two weeks. Rich had strep throat and had to be very careful around the kids, and we've had lots of sleepless nights. Everyone seems to be on the road to recovery now.

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Wednesday, February 08, 2006


CNN stated that it wouldn't post the controversial cartoons out of respect for Muslims. Funny how respect for Christians didn't stop them from posting: http://www.cnn.com/books/news/9909/28/saatchi.book/ or their great respect for Jews didn't keep them from posting: http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/europe/01/27/sweden.israel.ap/index.html.

The New York Times expressed similar sensitive sentiments. That respect for religion hasn't stopped them from showing images of the Virgin Mary in elephant dung, among other things.

Perhaps their new found respect for religion has more to do with the fact that nuns and men at shul don't burn down embassies.

Monday, February 06, 2006



Thursday, February 02, 2006

Tried on the Sleeve

I finally put Dominic in the sweater to see if the sleeve would fit, and even over a pretty bulky shirt, his arm fit just fine. So, I will be plugging away at the sleeve this week. Our church is having a super bowl party, so I'll probably bring it to that.

Still not much else on the knitting front right now.

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